HSPC 2020

HSPC logo

Show Off Your Problem-Solving Skills!

HSPC is a 3 hour competition where high school students from the DC metropolitan area compete in teams of four to demonstrate their programming skills and problem solving abilities.


Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering
at University of Maryland
8125 Paint Branch Drive
College Park, MD


Saturday, February 29, 2020
CS Turtle
9am Registration,
Main Lobby, Iribe Center
10:15am Welcome & Overview
Assistant Prof. John Dickerson
Antonov Auditorim, IRB 0324
10:30am Practice Session for Students Computer Labs, Iribe Center
11:45am Lunch, Main Lobby
1-4pm (Students) Contest, Computer Labs, Iribe Center
4:10pm Refreshments, Main Lobby, Iribe Center
4:30-5pm Award Ceremony,
Antonov Auditorim, IRB 0324

Gannon Prize

The Gannon prize is awarded in memory of John Gannon, former chair of the Computer Science department and an enthusiastic supporter of the UMD High School Programming Contest.

Gannon Award Winner

George Washington Carver Center

Contest Organizers

Miriam Friedman

Events Coordinator

Jeanine Worden

Lab Director

Problem Developers & Contest Judges

John Dickerson

Contest Director

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Maria Johnson, Director of Corporate Relations: mjohns40@umd.edu.

2018 Contest Problems & Solutions

2018 contest resources are available on GitHub.

Contest Environment

Contest Rules and Software