1999 Microsoft/University of Maryland 9th Annual High School Programming Contest


The Microsoft/UMD High School Programming Contest brings talented students from high schools throughout the DC metropolitan area to the campus to participate in a three hour competition. Students competing in teams of four demonstrate their programming skills and problem solving abilities by attempting to solve eight programming problems in C++.

The 1999 Contest was held on Saturday, March 13, 1999, at the University College Campus of the University of Maryland. Twenty-six teams from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia competed. This year, Microsoft was our major sponsor.


Finish Prize School
lst $4000 Microsoft Prize Montgomery Blair High School
2nd $2500 EDS Prize Thomas Jefferson High School
3rd $1500 Microsoft Prize Eleanor Roosevelt High School
4th $1250 CSC Prize Yorktown High School
5th $1000 McLean High School
6th $1000 Wilson High School
7th $1000 West Potomac High School
8th $1000 Thomas Wootton High School
9th $1000 Centennial High School


Contest Environment

Questions and Answers


Previous Contests

Contest Organizers

  • Patrice Grossmann (outreach coordinator)
  • Mary Saffell (director of administration)
  • Contest Judges

  • Ben Bederson
  • Sudarshan Chawathe
  • Jeff Hollingsworth (technical director)
  • John Gannon (department chair)
  • Leana Golubchik
  • Dave Mount
  • Chau-Wen Tseng (contest director)
  • Sponsors

    The following corporations and organizations are donating money or services to support the 1999 Microsoft/UMD High School Programming Contest.

  • Microsoft
  • Electronic Data Systems (EDS)
  • Computer Sciences Corp. - Defense Group
  • Computer Data Systems, Inc
  • Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Maryland
  • Academic Info. Tech. Services
  • University of Maryland, University College
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    Last updated: Mar 1999 by Chau-Wen Tseng