Each Fall and Winter at Memorial University's Computer Science Department an ACM rules programming competition is held for their students. In the spring of 2010 I attempted to boost student interest by providing some prizes, this went over very well for all involved. Last Fall I continued the gesture, and this Winter continue it again.
The third place prize is being sponsored by IDBlue. The prize pack consists of a copy of Java Pocket Reference, a copy of 2600: The Hacker Quarterly, a Mun water bottle, a Mun market bag, and a Mun pen:
The second place prize is being sponsored by Nomadica Group. The prize pack consists a copy of IEEE Spectrum magazine, a copy of Challenges for Game Designers, a copy of Project Management Secrets, a DVD of the movie War Games, a Mun water bottle, a Mun market bag, and a Mun pen.
The first place prize is sponsored by Jon Anstey. This prize pack consists of a copy of Camel in Action (personally auto graphed by the co-author himself!), a Mun water bottle, a Mun market bag, and a Mun pen.
Some lucky runners up will receive a loot bag containing a Mun pen and chips - yes bags of chips! We are that awesome!!!
The Winter 2011 CS Games (Singles) are tentatively scheduled for February 25th, 2011, in room EN2036 at 5pm to 7:30pm. There is a sign up sheet in the CS department head office, please contact them if your interested in competing - seats are limited (CS students only). When a link to the information regarding competition rules, and other details becomes available I'll update this post.