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[18 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

Garfield Team takes 3rd Place at the Fall Programming Contest!

Garfield at 2014 Fall Programming Contest (photo by Bridget Lewis)

331 students from 27 schools across the Puget Sound participated in our biannual PSCSTA Programming Contest, held on Dec 13th at UW’s Paul Allen Center & Microsoft.  Garfield had 5 teams* programming for 3 hours, and our “Frizbros” (Frisbee Brothers) team of Adrian, Halden & Brian took 3rd place in the Novice division. This was the biggest event in PSCSTA’s history as computer science’s popularity grows. The competition was part of Computer Science Education week which included …

2013 APCS, Featured, Programming Club, Robotics Club »

[27 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

Garfield students at CodeDay, after 24 hours of coding…

CodeDay is “a 24-hour event where students passionate about technology get together and build cool things together! You pitch ideas, form teams, and build a cool app or game over 24 hours!” And a bunch of Garfield Students attended CodeDay, hosted at Porch in Eastlake, over Memorial Day weekend from noon Saturday to noon Sunday and we had a winner, Fisher (more details later).

Rowan’s Particle Simulator: https://github.com/rowanphipps/ParticleSim

Fun photos:
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[23 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

NOTE: Deadline for submission has been moved out – your team’s work needs to be in the AfG site by Monday 5th May now, ready for approval.  Please confirm with Mr. Bergquist that your team is competing.
I. Make sure you have both the required Permission Slips for Entry:
- Apps for Good Code of Conduct - Please review and sign. (Most have done this in class last September)
- Apps for Good Participation Agreement - New form please review, sign, and get parent signature if you are under 18.
II. On the Apps for Good online platform …

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[23 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

This year marks the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, the “House Student App Challenge.”  This new challenge is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields.  Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this challenge is a nationwide event that allows high school students from across the country to learn by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.
Prizes:

District Winner – Display of …

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[23 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

Apps For Good Competition
Note: This is open only to Garfield Students who participate in the AfG class process, see Mr. Bergquist for full details.
NOTE: Apps for Good Teams, please fill out their Survey by Friday 30th, and they moved out the notification date to the 30th, so we will be hearing by email on the 30th.
See our page of Final Details for AfG Submissions here !
Required Permission Slips for Entry:
- Apps for Good Code of Conduct - Please review and sign. (Most have done this in class)
- Apps for Good Participation Agreement – …

2013 APCS, 2013 Fall Intro to CS, 2013 Fall Projects in CS, Featured, Programming Club, Robotics Club, Uncategorized, Women in Technology Club »

[19 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

 The Paul Allen Computing Challenge (PACC) is an annual challenge for high school students.  Learn real-world skills while solving real-world problems!
Poster Session Event is Saturday, June 7th 3-5pm at the Living Computer Museum, 2245 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134
Student Attendees need to bring this singed Permission Form (PDF) – please turn them into Mr. Bergquist before the event or bring them on Saturday.
Your final posters should be turned into your UW Advisor (by email) by Thursday night, June 5th, so they have  chance to review them and submit them Friday …

2013 APCS, 2013 Fall Intro to CS, 2013 Fall Projects in CS, Featured, Programming Club »

[15 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

Garfield’s “Dawgbotics Software” Team takes 2nd Place at the Fall PSCSTA Programming Contest at UW!
246 students in 91 teams representing 24 schools competed in the semi-annual fall PSCSTA Programming Contest, held on Dec 14th at UW’s Paul Allen Center.  Garfield had 7 teams programming for 3 hours, and our Dawgbotics Software team of William, Rowan & Mack took 2nd place in the Advanced division.  This was the biggest event in PSCSTA’s history as computer science’s popularity grows. The competition was part of Computer Science Education week which included the International Hour …

2012 APCS, 2013 Intro to CS, 2013 Spring Projects in CS, Beyond the Classroom, Featured, Programming Club, Robotics Club, Uncategorized, Women in Technology Club »

[10 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

Below are announcements for camps, classes and ideas to add a little computer science & engineering to your summer.  I get these notices from a variety of universities & groups each spring.  Let me know if you attend any of these and I will pass on your feedback to future students.  And Keep on Coding…
OnLine Resources:

Code.org is a great place to start – has links to a variety of ways to learn about programming and new languages.  Plus a Cool Video on the importance of programming.

Camps & Short Courses:

Free Tech & Career …

2011 APCS, 2011 Fall Exploring CS, 2011 Fall Projects in CS, Featured, Programming Club »

[26 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

STEM Out! is for young women who are interested in future careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  A day just for girls to hear stories from women in STEM careers, participate in hands-on activities, network with women peers and mentors, and have fun!  Explore your possibilities and meet other women who are interested in these fields.
It is free and will be held on Saturday, February 18th from 9:30 am — 2:30 pm, at UW’s Paul Allen Center for Computer, led by Amazon Hoppers (Women’s Group at Amazon.com).  Complete information & registration can be found …

2011 APCS, 2011 Fall Projects in CS, Programming Club, Uncategorized »

[6 Jan 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

 Anyone interested in another Programming Competition?
PLU Programming Competition (full details)
WHERE: PLU Morken Center for Learning and Technology (Directions, south of Tacoma)
WHEN: February 4th 2012, starts 9am.
COST: $15/student or $30/team (1-3 students), registration due Monday, 30th January
 
The contest brings together talented students from high schools throughout the state of Washington to compete in a spirit of fun. The contest will test their programming skills and problem solving ability.

The competition lasts three hours, during which time each team tries to solve several (usually six-ten) computer programming problems using any of a number of programming languages …