Philadelphia Classic

The Philadelphia Classic (PClassic) is a semesterly programming competition for high school students hosted by us (the Dining Philosophers) at the University of Pennsylvania. Prizes and awards are given out to the top scoring teams, and registration for the competition is free for all high schools. We will be allowing middle school students to participate in the competition as well!

PClassic Fall 2022

Contest Date: Saturday, November 19 2022
Location: Virtual on CodeChef

We have a Tech Talk with Professor Travis McGaha at 10 am! The topic of the tech talk is: Intro to the Field of Systems and Computer Science

10:00 AM: Tech Talk [Zoom]

11:00 AM: Kick Off [Youtube]

12:00 PM: Contest [CodeChef: Novice | Standard | Zoom]

4:00 PM: Q/A and Awards [Youtube]

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To register for your team, sign up here! Note that we may finally have our long yearned in person competition in the spring! Additionally, our new and updated website is planned to release in the spring! Stay tuned for more updates as we are always striving to make our contest better each year!

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