Book notes for programming contest history

- organize by year
- mike line number
- neil no indententation
- curriculum now used, but spread over several months
- kicked out of rooms
- teaching without computers
- games that kept us going
- contact ma’am sonia (ask Mario)
- chipi will make a yahoogroup
- decide on
- slightly like a textbook. what programs were significant.
- neil: maybe we have too many goals. if it’s a textbook, why not just buy an algorithms book?
- mike: book about the problems.
- jerome: how was this problem important to our learning?
- mike: chaos theory
- strategies
- good insight on how to design problems
- what to do when you’re a judge
- experience when the SEARCC was hosted here
- judges did not make the problems, no description for error checking, input wrong, judges not aware of the contest specs
- if you’re are organizer, make sure that the judges are those who made the problems and that they’re aware of how the contests should go
- shifting into the different contests: micromouse
- per year
- how we learned as a group, on a year-to-year basis
- what happened to you, personally, in that year
- write all the stories first, then find a theme
- what we’ve done as a group to evolve with the times
- time, stack no longer big issues: manual recursion!
- paradigm shifts
- our approach complemented by real-time events that have bene happening to us – people who couldn’t compete any more, etc.
- what have we been doing. we’ve all been coming back. if you’re interested in this (contests), from any standpoint, then this might be something you’re interested in.
- they have something in common.
- we’re really into analyzing how to make something work, and we actually have something that we can call our own.
- permutation algorithm thing
- 5 years later: I proved it! It works!
- Roman numerals brute force
- not having the books
- language limitations of QBASIC
- just tell stories and we’ll see what comes out of it
- little side stories
- india: cards
- pictures
- pisay. all of the years, covered yung pisay
- whatever outcome that helps you further in life
- breakdown personally of experiences, breakthrough, pictures, whatever else.
- outline within 1 to 2 weeks
- storybook with puzzles in between
- fairly deep analysis
- keep things on the light side
- is this a sign that we’re getting old?
- mike: I can no longer be at this level
- we’ve actually achieved quite a lot at this point and we want to share quite a bit.
- comparing ourselves to the international teams, we still need a bit more insight. but we’re on the other side already. backchannel. we have to share it somehow.
- lots of title suggestions