The School of Computer Science hosted the “Programming Challenge for Girls (PC4G)” on the 29th November, 2016, for the fourth consecutive year.
18 teams (36 Year 9 students) from 9 metropolitan schools entered this programming challenge, which introduces students to Alice (http://www.alice.org), an educational language that lets students create 3-D animations.
All teams have a great experience using Alice to animate elephants and monkeys, as well as learning about image encoding, compression and sorting algorithms.
The challenge was won by Ellen Demaagd and Skylah Armfield from Mitcham Girls High School.
Thanks to our fantastic student volunteers Sam, Digi, Katrina, Alec, Joleen and Rohit that supported the student efforts through the day, to Justine and Gill from the faculty’s Marketing and Outreach team for their help with the registrations and logistics and to Brad Alexander who helped with the judging of the team entries.
The event was supported by Google’s CS4HS program