March 30, 2019
Canadian Computing Competition (Hong Kong Contest) 2019 at HKU
214 students from 39 Hong Kong secondary schools participated in the 15th Canadian Computing Competition (Hong Kong Contest) held on March 6, 2019 at the Department of Computer Science of The University of Hong Kong (HKU). The award presentation ceremony was held on March 27 honoring 38 elites for their remarkable performance in the contest.
Award certificates were presented to the awardees by Professor Christopher Chao, Dean of HKU Engineering, Professor Francis Lau, Associate Dean of HKU Engineering (Quality Assurance and Special Projects), and Mr. John Huen, CEO of Let's Code and Koding Kingdom.
The top 2 Stage 1 senior level finishers, Harris Leung from Diocesan Boys' School, and Wai Ka Hei from Pui Ching Middle School, will be awarded an "all-expenses-paid" trip to Canada to take part in the Stage 2 contest to be held in May 2019 at the University of Waterloo. Special thanks for Professor Francis C.M. Lau, the program advisor, Dr. Heming Cui, the program executive, and Mr. Li Tsz On, the program coordinator, and also to Mr. Sun Bintao, Dr. D. Schnieders, Dr. T.W. Chim, and Dr. Anthony T.C. Tam for designing the questions.
The Canadian Computing Competition began in Canada in 1996, and was brought to Hong Kong by Professor Francis C.M. Lau in 2005 with the aim of promoting programming among Hong Kong students. Since then, this competition becomes an influential knowledge exchange activity in the Department of Computer Science of HKU. In the past 15 years, this competition attracted more than 1,000 students from over 50 Hong Kong secondary schools joining the Hong Kong Contest.