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National Computer Science Honor Society to host coding competition

Photo courtesy of Frederick Choi
Darren Morris (’23) assesses Yifei Yan’s (’24) winning program at last year’s coding competition Dec. 8, 2022. The competition last year included a variety of programs, games and apps developed by students.

The National Computer Science Honor Society is hosting its annual coding competition Dec. 7 in the Commons. The competition will feature a coding problem set, prizes, food and a guest speaker. 

Shelbe Yousey (’25), who planned the competition, said the event had a good turnout in previous years.

“Last year was a success,” Yousey said. “A lot of people came out from the ASL community and got together to eat pizza, listen to a talk and have fun.”

The speaker for this year’s coding competition is game show researcher Bowen Kerins. Yousey said Kerins will share his thoughts on how programming and the entertainment business are connected. 

“He’ll discuss how he uses coding in his job, like analyzing game shows to ensure companies don’t lose money,” Yousey said. “He will speak to us about how he uses programming in his job and how he blends in math as well to create a game that is fun but also profitable for the company.” 

After another year of participation in the event, Yousey said it has been a rewarding experience to host the competition.

“It’s a great opportunity for people to get their service in,” Yousey said. “It’s also an opportunity for them to kind of give back to the computer science community, especially because when we were younger, we participated in this and now we can run it.”

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Charlie Fennelly, Reporter
Charlie Fennelly ('25) is a Reporter for The Standard in Advanced Journalism.

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