This will be a "Cops and Robbers" coding challenge where student teams* will be presented with a map of New York City: a labyrinth of streets with the locations of several banks marked on the map. These banks are the target of the city's criminals and must be protected by the city's cops. Students are divided into teams, and each is responsible for coding the behavior of either the cops or the criminals. Coding teams will have two hours to learn how to navigate the city, react to events, and build strategies - What happens if their robber is seen by a cop? Should the police scramble to a robbery, or keep resources spread across the city? How can the criminals work as a team to strike it rich? How can the cops work together to protect the city? This necessity for strategy means that student teams will need to build functional, clean, and adaptable code (Java or Python is acceptable).
*Please note that student participants will be placed in teams to ensure a balance of skill level
Registration is requested. Dinner will be provided. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjEJVguW_2zvIiA8mGr5RnjB4htWNv8BF7EcWdqnoMZ-jzkg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 4:00pm
The Coop – O'Connor Campus Center, TV and Conference Rooms
13 Oak Dr, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA