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CTO Schedule & Activities


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We thank you for your interest in the Computational Thinking Olympiad.
We are excited to report that by 8am on March 29th, we reached our registration capacity.

Competition Schedule
Saturday, April 14, 2012
9:00am - 10:00pm - Registration and Check-in
10:00am - 10:30am - Welcome
10:30am - 10:45am - Transition to competition rooms
10:45am - 11:30am - Activity #1
11:30am - 12:15pm - Activity #2
12:15pm - 1:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - 1:45pm - Activity #3
1:45pm - 2:30pm - Activity #4
2:30pm - 3:15pm - Activity #5
3:15pm - 4:00pm - Closing and Awards Presentation

Description of Activities
CTO-Bot– Anyone, up for a cross-country run? We’ll in this competition, the speed of your feet won’t be the only thing racing. In this activity, students will interactively develop algorithms/sets of instructions using our special instruction blocks and CTO-bot interface to navigate their team members through several challenging mazes and courses faster than their competitors.

Towers of Hanoi – Next, students will lift a series of swimming inner tubes to develop a solution to the historical Towers of Hanoi problem. We will see who has the mental strength to repeatedly lift and coordinate the intricate pattern needed to complete our Olympic weight lifting challenge.

Image-Relay – As the day progress, students will have to opportunity to put their feet to floor running again as they encode images and carry these encoded bits of images across the internet network to ensure their safe arrival and accurate decoding into a copy of the original image on the other side of the network. As the title suggests, this is our Olympic Relay event so teams will need to work collaboratively to ensure that every baton/bit pass-off is a success.

Bit-Watch – In this, high speed ping pong competition, students will get a closer look at the high-speed transmission of messages across a network as they scramble to encode messages, send them over the network, and decode them. If this isn’t challenging enough they will do this while trying to avoid having their data stolen by other teams lurking on their network. This is not your traditional ping pong competition but these small colored balls will be flying across the room in our re-stylized Ping Pong competition.

River-crossing – Every good summer Olympic competition always takes on the raging waters of the river in Sailing. For this event, students will devise algorithms to safely transport passengers from one side of the river to solve various river crossing problems.

Competition Schedule and Activity Description Events_Schedule.docx

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