1. Why COMPUTER SCIENCE? 為什麼要學習電腦科學?

We are living in a world with digital technology, from banking, medicine, entertainment to retail. While our students know how to use it, they rarely learn how it works. Computer science is an integral component of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). To be prepared for the 21st century, students must understand the principles and practices of computer science in order to innovate, succeed and thrive.

從銀行,醫藥,娛樂以至零售行業,我們生活在被科技包圍的世界。學生們學習如何使用不同的科技,然而他們很少了解那些科技是如何運作的。電腦科學是STEM (數理科技- 科學,技術,工程和數學)的一個重要部分。為準備21世紀的挑戰,學生必須了解電腦科學的原理和實踐,以繼續創新並取得成功。

 

2. WHAT IS COMPUTER SCIENCE CHALLENGE? 什麼是電腦科學大挑戰?

CS Challenge offers a unique opportunity for students to learn computer science through eSports-like game-playing and computer programming. And our brilliantly-designed challenges secretly teach you the basics of computer science and enhance your STEM learning. It’s a fun and yet challenging event!

挑戰賽提供了一次獨特的機會讓學生通過電子競技類游戲和程式編寫去學習計算機科學不同領域的知識。而我們特別設計的挑戰能夠讓你接觸到電腦機科學的基礎知識,並提高你對STEM的知識。這是一個有趣和富有挑戰性的比賽!

 

3. What are the eligibility requirements for entering the challenge? 報名資格是什麼?

We welcome any full-time students from secondary schools to join our challenge. A team of two students is eligible to enter into the contest. Each school is allowed to enter one team two teams.

我們歡迎中學生參加挑戰。每隊由2名學生組成。每間學校可以提名 1隊 2隊

 

4. When is the deadline for registration? 什麼時候是報名截止日期?

12noon 6th April, 2018 (Friday) 12noon 18th April, 2018 (Wednesday)

2018年4月6日(五)正午12時 2018年4月18日(三)正午12時

 

5. What are the tasks? How do we prepare for these tasks?大挑戰有什麼任務? 我們如何準備這些任務?

There are three tasks in this 2018 challenge.

1. Algebra Game Challenge

Description: Train mental arithmetic and mathematical logic thinking skills. An added bonus is getting better at math class!
Preparation: Practice the Algebra Game at www.algebragamification.com and Like Us on our Facebook Page!

2. Bridg-It! AI Game Challenge

Description: Human vs AI! Who shall win? Strategic Game Plus Trivia!
Preparation: Understand computer science concepts such as basic discrete mathematics like graph theory by downloading the Bridg-It! game at mobile app stores.

3. Robot A-maze-ing Challenge

Description: Program a robot to navigate a maze.
Preparation: Get familiar with C programming language. The task consists of three single-function coding questions involving computer science concepts such as recursion and calculation. You can practice C programming on freely-available platforms such as Jdoodle or CodeChef.

2018年電腦科學大挑戰有三個任務:

1. 代數遊戲挑戰賽

說明:訓練心算和數學邏輯思維能力。連帶使數學成績越來越好!
準備:在www.algebragamification.com 練習代數小遊戲及 Like 我們的Facebook專頁 

2. Bridg-It! 人工智能遊戲挑戰

說明:人對人工智能! 誰會贏? 策略遊戲加冷知識!
準備:通過下載Bridg-It來理解計算機科學概念,比如圖形計算等基礎數學! 遊戲可在手機應用程式平台下載。

3. 機械人迷宮挑戰

說明:幫助機械人逃出迷宮。
準備:通過熟習C編程語言,執行解決方案括三個單功能編程問題涉及遞歸和計算概念,你可在免費平台如 jdoodle 或 CodeChef 練習C編程語言。

 

6. Do we need to bring our personal computers/mobile devices along on the day of the challenge?比賽當日,我們是否需要帶我們的個人電腦/流動設備嗎?

Yes, you need. Please bring a personal notebook with Microsoft Windows / Apple Mac operating system per team and this computer should be pre-installed with Arduino IDE and MakeBlock Library that you can study from official tutorial. We will provide all the other required equipment!

對,是要的。請每隊攜帶一部安裝了Microsoft WindowsApple Mac作業系統的個人手提電腦,而這電腦並預載了Arduino 軟件MakeBlock軟件庫,詳情可在官方網頁參考。我們將提供其餘所需的設備。

 

7. What’s the workshop about? Who are the target audience?工作坊是關於什麼的?誰是目標受眾?

The aim of the workshop is to provide more information to the participants to prepare them for the challenge, from rules and regulations to details of the three tasks.

Teachers and students are welcome to join the workshop.

工作坊的目的是為提供更多有關比賽的信息,讓參賽者做好準備,從規則,比賽流程到三個任務的細節 。

歡迎教師和學生參加。

 

8. Do we need to bring our personal computers/mobile devices along on the day of the workshop?工作坊當日,我們需要帶備個人電腦/流動設備?

It is not necessary. We will provide all the required equipment.

沒有必要。我們將提供所有必要的設備 。

 

9. Can our school teachers and parents come along on the day of the challenge?比賽當日,我們學校老師和家長可以一起出席嗎?

Absolutely yes! We welcome your school teachers and parents to be cheerleaders for your team as your team “battles” courageously at CityU.

絕對可以!我們歡迎老師和家長到香港城巿大學為你的團隊打氣。