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Software Challenge

Hosted by the Department of Computing and Software

Maximum number of teams = 30 (6 per timeslot)
2-6 Competitors per team

Note: A basic knowledge of programming in Python 3 and high-school math is required. The program students will be modifying is graphical; however no specialized graphics knowledge is required. Students will be using the IDLE environment and graphics.py module by Zelle.


Given a graphics program in Python 3, make a series of modifications. Each successful modifications gives the team a certain number of points. The link to a detailed website: http://arg.cas.mcmaster.ca/~franek/se-olympics-preview/se_olympics.html

Competitions (2016):

Note: Click on an event names
for more info

- Biotech to the Rescue!
- Chemical Forensics
- Civil Canada Arm
- Egg High Drop
- Global Water Challenge
- L.E.A.P.'s Keep it Hot
- Mechanical Transporter
- Mental Gymnastics
- Mini-Car Jump
- Oodles of Noodles
- Photonic Puzzles
- Physics Paper Triathlon
- Pictorial Essay
- Software Challenge
- Teachers Challenge
- The Speeding Brain
- Twists and Turns