Eighteen teams from 13 schools in New York and Pennsylvania, including two teams from Webster Thomas High School and one from Webster Schroeder High School, competed in a one-day programming contest, sponsored by the St. Bonaventure University computer science department, March 24.
Teams of up to four members were given a set of nine problems, a computer in a lab in the Walsh Science Center and three hours to solve as many of the problems as possible. Teams were ranked based upon the number of problems that they solved and the time in which they solved them. Among other challenges, this year’s problem set required teams to simulate the enigma machine from World War II, to aggregate weather data and to monitor logins and passwords on a computer system.
The Webster Schroeder team of Cole Easton, Allison Lisciandro and Cloe Wemett placed fourth in the contest.
Competing from Webster Thomas were Natalie Neamtu, Adrianna Visca, Devon Platzer and Jason Ziskind; and Ethan Heil and Reizwan Chowdhury. They finished 11th and 13th.