On the day of the Competition

  • Students must arrive at the on-site registration desk between 8:15 and 8:30 AM.  Competition will begin promptly at 9 AM and no late check-ins will be accepted.

  • There will be photography and videography at the event. If you do not want your photograph taken. please let us know at the time of sign-in. If we do not hear back from you we will assume that you are okay with this. The photographs and video clips may be used to showcase the competition and possibly for future promotion of this event.

  • Only student contestants will be allowed in the competition venue from 9 AM – 1:15 PM. Parents and coaches are welcome to return at 1:15 PM for the guest speaker and awards ceremony. We have accepted as many student entries as possible, and this means that due to severe space concerns we must strictly enforce this policy. We request that at most only one parent per student attend the awards ceremony.

  • Competitors will have some down time in between challenges. We will have activities, but feel free to bring games or reading material to entertain yourselves! 

Original Project Design

If you are interested in participating in the Original Project Design competition, please email chair@computingforall.org by Thursday May 12. The number of projects will be limited, and this event is first come, first serve, so let us know as soon as possible. To participate, contestants will bring a laptop with their project on it and 6 copies of a single-sided 8.5" x 11" flyer describing the project.

Team Challenge Competitors

  • Each team must come with a laptop with the Scratch 2.0 application downloaded. This is NOT the same as the version that runs in the browser. If you do not have Scratch 2.0 downloaded to your laptop before the competition, you will not be able to compete. Please ensure that your laptop is fully charged – if your laptop runs out of batteries, we will not be able to grade your project!
  • We will be grading the team projects on the laptops. This means you will have to leave your laptop in the team challenge room while we are grading. It will never be unattended. If you are not comfortable with this, you may bring a USB drive labeled with your team name and save the project to it for us to grade. 


8:15 – 9:00 AM Check-in Registration desk
9:00 – 9:30 AM Opening Ceremonies Room 2003-2007 (Capitol Hill + Montlake)
9:30 – 11:00 AM Team Competition Room 2011 (Pioneer Square) & Room 2015 (Queen Ann)
10:30 – 11:00 AM Late Check-in (for Individual Competition) Registration desk
11:00 – 11:30 AM Snack Break & Transitions Hallway
11:30 – 12:00 Noon Individual Competition Room 2011 (Pioneer Square) & Room 2015 (Queen Ann)
12:00 – 1:30 PM Lunch, CS Jeopardy Game & Original Project Competition Ground floor Cafe
1:30 – 2:00 PM Keynote Speaker: Asta Rosewayk, Microsoft Research Room: 2003-2007 (Capitol Hill + Montlake)
2:00 – 2:30 PM Awards Ceremony Room: 2003-2007 (Capitol Hill + Montlake)
2:30 PM Adjourn

Important Notes: (1) Parents of students participating in both the Team Competition and Individual Competition should drop-off their students between 8:15 & 8:45 AM; (2) Parents of students participating in Individual Competition only may drop-off their students before 8:45 AM OR between 10:30 & 11:00 AM; (3) Parents should return at 1:15 PM and may attend Guest Lecture and Awards Ceremony; (3) Due to space issues, we request only one parent per student, and unfortunately it is still possible that you may not find space in the Closing Ceremonies room – our apologies in advance.