Oakton, Poolesville, and Thomas Jefferson High School Teams Selected

Students at Programming Contest-IDT

ARLINGTON, VA–March 1, 2016—Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) announces the top three teams for its 2016 Programming Contest: Oakton High School (Oakton, VA), Poolesville High School (Poolesville, MD), and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Alexandria, VA). These finalists were chosen from a group of ten high school teams that submitted solutions to this year’s contest problem, which focused on the development of a solution for package tracking via GPS.

Teams from these three schools will present their solutions to the judges on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, VA. During presentations, the top teams will explain their submissions, answer questions, and interact with IDT engineers. Finalists have the opportunity to win prizes for themselves and cash donations for their schools. Families and friends are welcome to attend the event, which begins at 9:30am.

For six years, IDT has sponsored a programming contest to engage local students with leading-edge technologies. The competition introduces STEM-minded participants to real problems surrounding automated software testing—a highly efficient approach to testing that improves software quality while saving time and reducing costs.

Past IDT Programming Contest participants have addressed problems in the following areas:

  • Automated Website Testing (2015)
  • Built-in Automated Testing (2014)
  • System State Recognition and Modeling (2013)
  • Message-based Testing (2012)
  • Window Identification and Tracking (2011)
  • Image Recognition (2011)

The 2016 problem about package tracking was released to participants in December, online submissions were due February 12, and winners will be chosen at the Presentation Day on March 12. Read more about IDT’s Programming Contest here. For more information about IDT, visit www.IDTus.com.