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2010 ACT-SO National Gold Medalist in Computer Science
« on: July 12, 2010, 06:45:47 pm »
Quote from: NAACP program
"Glenbard North High School senior Ray Perry from the DuPage County ACT-SO chapter has been awarded the gold medal in Computer Science for his impressive project that involved turning a calculator into a low-cost gaming device."

Today, I got a gold medal in Computer Science at the ACT-SO Nationals using this game.
I am happy and it was awesome.

This also came with $2000 and a laptop.

HUZZAH! (I've been playing Cave Story.)
« Last Edit: July 12, 2010, 10:03:36 pm by Raylin »
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Re: 2010 ACT-SO National Gold Medalist in Computer Science
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010, 06:48:51 pm »
You double-posted, though D:

J/k Awesome! You should probably add more info in the news article, though, since it shows up on front page and people who don't browse the board might be curious which program you entered.

Anyway congrats :D

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Re: 2010 ACT-SO National Gold Medalist in Computer Science
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010, 09:12:11 pm »
Congrats on winning!!!


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Re: 2010 ACT-SO National Gold Medalist in Computer Science
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2010, 09:36:52 pm »
Congratulations, good for you. :D
What was the competition like? Or were you like the only one who used xLib? :P
* calcdude needs to participate in these low-contest competitions :P
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Re: 2010 ACT-SO National Gold Medalist in Computer Science
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2010, 09:58:19 pm »
I was the only one who knew you could even make a game on a calculator.
That can kinda set the bar on what the contest was like.
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Re: 2010 ACT-SO National Gold Medalist in Computer Science
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2010, 10:36:10 pm »
Aaah ok, altough it's still fun because it gets considered as original and stuff. ^^

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Re: 2010 ACT-SO National Gold Medalist in Computer Science
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2010, 11:30:19 pm »
Congratz! BTW, was the PC a good one?
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Re: 2010 ACT-SO National Gold Medalist in Computer Science
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2010, 11:37:47 pm »
I don't know. I didn't get it yet.
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Re: 2010 ACT-SO National Gold Medalist in Computer Science
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2010, 11:43:59 pm »
Now imagine what would have happened if you had brought in some new grayscale raycasting engine. :) The judges wouldn't have even looked at the other entries.
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Re: 2010 ACT-SO National Gold Medalist in Computer Science
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2010, 11:45:30 pm »
Btw did you also do this?

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Re: 2010 ACT-SO National Gold Medalist in Computer Science
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2010, 06:31:30 am »
Congratulations! That is very impressive!
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Re: 2010 ACT-SO National Gold Medalist in Computer Science
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2010, 10:48:38 am »
Congratz
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Re: 2010 ACT-SO National Gold Medalist in Computer Science
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2010, 09:23:17 pm »
What did some of the other contestants do?

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Re: 2010 ACT-SO National Gold Medalist in Computer Science
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2010, 09:24:21 pm »
I was the only one who knew you could even make a game on a calculator.
That can kinda set the bar on what the contest was like.
Yeah, I need to get into these contests. :P
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Re: 2010 ACT-SO National Gold Medalist in Computer Science
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2010, 01:35:51 pm »
Nice! I never got a good look at lemonade tycoon. It looks like fun. What was your concept, or was it just "game on a calculator"? Enjoy that $2000! Considering that amount of cash, it's probably a pretty decent laptop. If it was a really cheap one, they probably would've either just had the laptop, or just the cash.