Programming competition/course for high school students (NCSS Challenge)

Georgina Wilcox georginawilcox at
Tue Jul 30 07:22:54 CEST 2013


The NCSS Challenge is an online programming competition for school students
that teaches students to code in Python while they compete. No previous
programming experience is required, although for experienced students we
also have intermediate and advanced streams. The competition is appropriate
for students aged 11 to 18 (although this is not a strict rule, it depends
on the student, contact us for more info).

The competition runs for 5 weeks, starting next Monday 5th August.
Registration costs $20 (Australian) per student per stream. Registration
gives students access to notes, questions, forums where they can interact
with other competitors, and a messaging system where they can ask for help
from our team of volunteer tutors. The competition is run by the University
of Sydney, Australia.

Questions last year were on a range of topics from bioinformatics to
natural language processing, number theory and cryptography. It's a great
opportunity to get kids engaged with programming and computational thinking.

For more information, see our website, or
email challenge at

Georgina Wilcox

Tutor | National Computer Science School
PhD Candidate | University of Sydney

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