Twenty-seven high school teams from across New Brunswick will arrive on UNB’s Saint John campus this Friday for the annual UNB Saint John’s High School Programming Competition.

This competition is designed to provide a computer programming challenge for grade 10, 11 and 12 students. Contestants will test their computer programming skills and problem solving abilities for an opportunity to win a prize.

Prizes include:

•   Lenovo Laptops sponsored by J.D. Irving Ltd

•   iPad Minis sponsored by IGT

•   AndroidTablets sponsored by Bell Canada Ltd

•   Other prizes: bursaries from the Vice-President’s Office, UNB Saint John ($8,500+)

The contest is designed to encourage teamwork and it consists of a number of programming problems of increasing degrees of difficulty for the team to complete.

Media contact: Heather Campbell

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