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2018 Challenge Schedule

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All female students who will attend middle school or high school during the 2018-19 school year are eligible. Registration officially closes on Friday, August 31, 2018.  (Closed)


 8:10am   -   8:40am    Registration (Check-in at Nichols Hall)
 8:40am   -   9:10am    Contest Setup
  9:10am   -  11:10am    Contest
11:20am   -  12:00pm    Keynote Speech (Professor Brunskill)
12:00pm   -  12:40pm    Lunch
12:40pm   -    1:20pm    Keynote Speech (Dr. Yinglian Xie)
  1:30pm   -    2:30pm    Panel Discussion: Women in STEM and AI (Hui, Haiying, Avanti, Sonu, Garima)
 2:30pm   -    3:00pm    Awards


Yinglian Xie, PhD, Founder & CEO at DataVisor

Emma Brunskill, PhD, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford

Hui Wang, PhD, VP of Global Risk & Data Science at PayPal

Haiying Huang, Director of Engineering at Oath

Avanti Shrivakumar, PhD Candidate at Stanford

Sonu Ratra, Co-founder and President at Akraya Inc.

Garima Thockchom, Founder & CEO at Akasia

Contest Rules & FAQ

Contest Format

Students will participate in either the Novice or Advanced division. In each division, the contest will consist of 9 algorithmic programming problems of varying difficulty to be solved in 2 hours. Example problems and solutions can be downloaded from


Solutions to the problems must be coded in Java, Python or C++.

Input and Output

All input and output are sent to and received from the the following specific consoles:

  • Java / System.out

  • C++ cin / cout

  • Python sys.stdin / sys.stdout

Internet Access and Communications

Only one laptop maybe used per team during the contest. During the contest, you may not use or view any code that has been written prior to the start of the contest. Only these websites and their subdomains may be referenced:



Top three teams in each division will get awards and trophies. Top 10 teams in each division will get certificates.


AI4ALL Community Impact Grant

The Harker School Computer Science Department

Unity Women at PayPal


AlphaStar Academy

TechLab Education

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