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Hendrix College Programming Contest Open to High School and Collegiate Competitors

2024.02.21 HCPC promo.jpgIn-person contest set for March 30; register by March 15

CONWAY, Arkansas (February 21, 2024)—Hendrix College on Saturday, March 30 will host the inaugural Hendrix College Programming Contest (HCPC), open to high school and collegiate competitors. Teams of up to three students will compete to solve as many programming challenges as possible during the five-hour contest.

“We decided to hold the HCPC to help students develop programming skills, build experience with teamwork, and use the kind of algorithmic thinking and problem-solving that will truly set them apart as they move forward in academia and industry,” said Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Dr. Brent Yorgey, director of the contest.

Registration will run from 9 to 11 a.m. the morning of the event, with an optional practice contest from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and a welcome and briefing at 11 a.m. The registration fee of $35 per student includes lunch in the award-winning Hendrix Dining Hall (known affectionately as “the Caf” by most staff and students). 

The contest runs from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., with an awards ceremony at 5:45. Further information and a link to registration is available at Teams must be registered by March 15.

About Hendrix College

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges and celebrated among the country’s leading liberal arts colleges for academic quality, engaged learning opportunities and career preparation, vibrant campus life, and value. The Hendrix College Warriors compete in 21 NCAA Division III sports. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. Learn more at  

“… Through engagement that links the classroom with the world, and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, justice, and sustainable living, the Hendrix community inspires students to lead lives of accomplishment, integrity, service, and joy.” —Hendrix College Statement of Purpose