High school programmers meet at HP Labs for the third annual ‘CodeWars Silicon Valley’

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HP-CodeWars-Logo_web.jpgOver 200 high school students, coaches, and chaperones converged on HP Labs’ Palo Alto headquarters last weekend to compete in the third annual ‘CodeWars Silicon Valley,’ a student coding competition jointly sponsored by HP Labs and Hewlett Packard Labs.

 

The competition, run entirely by employee volunteers from the two companies and open to all high school students, public or private, drew 50 teams from 16 schools, including two from Southern California. The students were asked to tackle a set of 21 coding challenges over a period of 3 hours using Java, JavaScript, C/C++/C#, or Python, sustained by a steady supply of classic techie foodstuffs such as bagels, donuts, and chips.

 

Trophies were awarded to the top novice and advanced teams, with raffle prizes of HP technology and giveaways to all participants.

 

This year’s winners:

Advanced Division: 1st Aragon High School, 2nd Carlmont High School, 3rd Cupertino High School, 4th St Francis High School (Mountain View)

 

Novice Division: 1st Cupertino High School, 2nd Proof School (San Francisco), 3rd Cupertino High School, 4th Evergreen High School