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Spelman College Computer Science Olympiad Schedule

Friday, March 22  through
Saturday, March 23

Morgan State University
Baltimore, MD

Friday, March 22 (Day 1)

4:30 – 5:30 PM:

5:30 – 6:30 PM:

6:30 - 7:00 PM:

Olympiad Opening

7:00 – 8:00 PM:
Event 1: Cryptography

8:15 – 9:15 PM:
Event 2: Hardware/Software Integration

Saturday, March 23 (Day 2)

9:00- 12:00 PM:
Event 3: Robotics - Finch

12:30 - 2:00 PM:

2:00 - 6:00 PM:
Event 4: Web Design
Event 5: Programming - Google Android Apps

7:00 PM:
Dinner & Awards Ceremony

As in previous years the five computing discipline areas selected to challenge students are Cryptography, Robotics, Programming, Website Design, and Hardware/Software Integration.


Website Design - design and create a unique multi page website based on a given theme related to Computer Science and Robotics using Google Sites. (2 hrs)

Robotics - Based on Lego MindStorms Challenge format. Teams are to build a MindStorm NXT Robot, and program it to complete a given task(s) using NXT-G 2.0 software. (3 hrs)

Programming Google Android Applications - Design and create a unique Google Android App using App Inventor or the Java Android SDK (, and bring it to the Olympiad for a 3-5 minute presentation and demonstration during the event time. The App for this event should be themed specifically for your University or around ARSTI and/or robotics in general. Please read this event handout (AppInventor Event). Get your team together and get started using App Inventor. (2 hrs)

Cryptography - secret code breaking using Cryptography and Cryptanalysis techniques (brute force, Caesar cipher, frequency analysis). (1 hr)

Hardware/Software Integration -  Jeopardy style event. Five of the following categories will be used: Hardware, Software, Networks, Operating Systems, Cryptography, HTML, Internet, Life On-line, CS History,  Women in Computing, Programming languages, Data Structures, Input/Output, Netiquette. (1 hr)