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Programmania tests students in accuracy and speed

Programmania, an annual computer competition organized by Business and Computer Department Heads from the board’s seven secondary schools, was as good as its word, providing three ‘manic’ hours of computer programming and coding challenges, and fun.

Held at St. Jean de Brébeuf Catholic Secondary School on March 31st, the event hosted the best and brightest from across the system in what many consider to be the most difficult intellectual student contest of the year. Each team consists of four students who must share in the work equally.

Scoring is based on accuracy and speed, said Linda Fidanza, Department Head for Business and Computers at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School. She added gold, silver and bronze medals are presented to the top three teams who then qualify to go on to the regional competition at the end of April.

Leading this year’s board-wide competition was Cathedral High School which placed 1st in a field of 12, followed by 2nd place team Cardinal Newman and 3rd place Bishop Ryan.

The teams will advance to the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario (ECOO) regional programming contest at the University of Western Ontario in London on April 29th.

Each board is invited to send a girls’ team, said Fidanza. The special recognition is designed to encourage females in technology.

The best from the regional tournament will move on to the final programming contest at York University on May 13th.





Cathedral placed 1st in the annual board Programmania competition. The team will advance to the regionals on April 29th.
Cathedral placed 1st in the annual board Programmania competition. The team will advance to the regionals on April 29th.

The computer programming team from Bishop Ryan placed 3rd in this year's Programmania competition held on March 31st at St. Jean de Brebeuf.
The computer programming team from Bishop Ryan placed 3rd in this year's Programmania competition held on March 31st at St. Jean de Brebeuf.

Cardinal Newman won 2nd place at Programmania, an annual competition in which students are challenged to complete four programming tasks within three hours.
Cardinal Newman won 2nd place at Programmania, an annual competition in which students are challenged to complete four programming tasks within three hours.

Programmania tests students in accuracy and speed
Programmania tests students in accuracy and speed
Programmania tests students in accuracy and speed
Programmania tests students in accuracy and speed