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2008 NJIT High School Programming Contest

April 18, 2008

The Computer Science Department of the College of Computing Science at the New Jersey Institute of Technology is pleased to organize the 2008 NJIT High School Programming Contest on Friday, April 18, 2008.

The contest brings talented students from High Schools throughout the State of New Jersey to the NJIT Campus to participate in a programming competition. This is the fourth of a series of annual programming contests; earlier editions can be seen below. Participating teams compete by completing programming assignments, and are ranked according to the number of correct programs they deliver within a predefined period of time. Top ranked teams will win prizes and awards. Interested high schools are invited to participate by fielding a team of three programmers, supervised by a coach. Each high school is allowed only one team. Registration is free.

Contest Information

Contest Rules

Selected excerpts from the rules:

  • Submission: You can only submit one source code file for each problem, either in C++ or in JAVA.
  • Input/Output: Every program should expect two command line parameters (the name of an input file and the name of an output file). Detailed directions will be handed out at the contest.
  • During the contest, the computers will be running Microsoft Windows. Contestants may write programs in C++ and Java. Microsoft Visual C++ version 6.0 will be available for C++ programming. Eclipse 3.0 or 3.1 will be available for Java programming and is recommended for JAVA. Sun J2SDK version 1.4.0_01 or newer (as a DOS command line program) will be used for processing Java programs under Windows. No other programming environment or language may be used.

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As a help in preparations, use problems from the previous programming contest in which participants had 2.5 hours to solve the problems.(2005, 2006, 2007)


Please address questions or requests for more information to:
Sarah Vandermark
Phone: 973-596-2985



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