Logistics

This information applied to the in-person competition held in November 2019. The online round was held on June 7, 2020 from 1 to 4 PM EDT.

Time and Location

mBIT was held at Montgomery Blair High School on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Our address is 51 University Blvd E, Silver Spring, MD 20901.

Here is the schedule:

8:30 - 9:00 AMRegistration, Setup
9:00 - 9:15 AMOpening Statements
9:30 AMContest Begins
12:00 PMLunch
1:30 PMContest Closes
1:30 - 2:00 PMFun Round
2:00 - 2:30 PMAwards Ceremony

Competition

The main competition will be 4 hours long and will consist of a number of programming challenges that teams must work together to solve. For specifics on grading and scoring, read the competition rules and check out our sample problems.

The fun round will be half an hour packed with fun programming puzzles, including code golf, a competition in which participants solve problems with as little code as possible.

Registration

Registration has closed. Please email us if there are any changes to existing teams. See you in November!

Each team will need an adult sponsor. The sponsor should stay during the event and will be fed. Multiple teams can have the same sponsor (for example, a teacher may be the sponsor of all teams from a school). If the sponsor is not an MCPS employee, they will have to complete a 30-minute online training course. More information about this will be sent out later.

We will also provide lunch, so let us know in the form about any dietary restrictions we may need to accommodate. T-shirts are available and will be free for now. If you have any questions, or if something has changed after filling out the registration form, please send us an email at mbit.organizers@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!