The ECOO-CS Programming Contest will return in 2023.
Valentina Krasteva (William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute) and Dr. Sam Scott (Mohawk College) have agreed to coordinate and plan the return of the ECOO Programming Contest for the spring of 2023.
Since 1982, ECOO has hosted an annual programming contest for secondary students. Following a restructuring of the ECOO Board circa 2006, the contest has continued each year through the support of former members of the ECOO-CS special interest group.
- For many years, the ECOO Programming Contest has been coordinated and supported annually by Dr. David Stermole and John Ketelaars, together with the assistance of a number of regional coordinators.
- During the COVID pandemic pandemic years of 2020 and 2021, Valentina and her students at MCPT convened an online version of the contest, engaging upwards of 600 students each year.
- For the 2022 year, Valentina and her students hosted a Cybersecurity Capture-the-Flag event in February, and a Hackathon event in April.
In recognition of their efforts in supporting and maintaining the continuance of the ECOO-CS Programming Contest, the ECOO Board has nominated and promoted David Stermole and John Ketelaars to ECOO Life Member status. Formal recognition will take place at the ECOO 2022 Annual General Meeting.