The University of Waterloo is continuing to offer the Canadian Computing Competition (CCC) in 2021. Students will be allowed to register with their school and compete remotely. You may participate even if you have not taken a computer science course at STA, however, programming knowledge is required. There are practice tests available.
Contest Date: Feb 17, 2021
Registration Closes: Feb 5, 2021
The Canadian Computing Competition (CCC) is a fun challenge for secondary school students with an interest in programming. It is an opportunity for students to test their ability in designing, understanding and implementing algorithms. Students are recommended to prepare for the contest. If you have never participated in the CCC it is strongly recommended that you try a practice contest. All students must have registered with the online Waterloo Grader before the contest start date.
Preparing for the Contest
The Online Grader
During the contest, all students will submit code to the Waterloo Online Grader. If you are unfamiliar with the grader, it can really slow you down just getting used to how it works. Your account with the grader is tied to your school. Your account needs to be authorized by STA as well. That means if you try and register for the grader right before the contest, you will not be able to use it until your account is authorized. Of course, registering for the grader allows you to take previous contests. If you have a grader account and you need help recovering your username, you may request it in the STA Tech Studies Team. When registering for the contest, you will need STA's school number which is available at the STA Tech Studies Team.
Previous contests are available on the Waterloo site along with sample input and output files. The best way to try solving these past contest questions would be to use the grader instead. That way you will get confirmed grading, as well as practice using the grader.
Consider organizing a practice session with a friend, or looking for someone to practice with in the STA Tech Studies Team in the Computer Science channel.