The Boss Battle is nearly ready, but not quite set for prime-time yet. If you’d like a sneak peek, you can take a look and poke around the battlefield to see how it will work. Next class, we’ll have a full challenge ready to roll.
The Boss Battle is ready. Have fun!
The HSCTF, or High School Capture the Flag, is coming up in May. If you liked Bebras, or EasyCTF, or if the Secrets and Tsin quests are intriguing, you might like the HSCTF, too. You can check out the details now, practice problems will be released in April, and the competition will begin in May. They’ve already posted sample problem on the front page of the website.
If several of you are interested, they are offering Skype sessions to orient and prepare groups to participate; we could organize a chat with them (though the timezones might pose a logistics problem).
You should investigate this one on your own time – it’s not really for class time. But I thought you’d like many of the jokes on this page. If you don’t get some, you may not yet have run across the programming or the language scenario that makes that joke funny. Come back in a few years or when you have more experience (bookmark this page so you can!) and it’ll probably be funnier.
I apologize for interrupting your game. This will take a few moments: a really interesting article came out today, about how students learn differently since google came out. Please read it and leave a comment in your Codex about whether you agree or disagree with the article’s points and why. Is there anything particularly relevant to you and your experience in the article?
Some of you expressed interest in trying out more Bebras Challenge style problems. Here are some of the puzzles from past Bebras Challenges, courtesy of the Canadian Computing Challenge. The actual Bebras contest for this year will be coming up, the morning of February 1st. In the meantime, enjoy:
- 2015 challenge (solutions)
- 2014 challenge (solutions)
- 2013 challenge (solutions)
- 2012 challenge (solutions)