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High school, community college computer programming challenge to take place at Cal State L.A.

February 10, 2014

Event kicks off University’s annual Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology Week

Who:  California State University, Los Angeles will host a computer programming challenge called PROGFest 2014 geared toward high school and community college students. This event offers students an opportunity to solve college-level and real-world programming problems by applying the principles of computer science. This experience will help them in their future studies of computer science and software engineering.

What:  PROGFest serves as the kickoff for the annual Cal State L.A. Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (ECST) Week (February 15-21) when local high school and community college students are invited to the Cal State L.A. campus for a day of information and exploration. 

More:  As part of PROGFest, the students will demonstrate their skills in solving sophisticated programming problems using Java, C, C++, C#, J#, VB, or VB.NET.  Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams of both the high school and community college divisions.

When:  Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where:  The challenge—sponsored by Cal State L.A.’s College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (ECST) and the student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)—will be held on the Cal State L.A. campus in the Engineering & Technology Building. Public (permit dispenser) parking is available in Lot 5. For campus map and directions:

Info:  For more information, visit the PROGFest website at or call (323)343-6690. 

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