Program – WA 2019

Tentative Fair Agenda and Details:

8:45 – 9:30am

Schools Arrive/Check-in

9:00 – 12:20

Computer Science Fair

The fair has a trade show format. Students should come prepared to ask questions at the booths.

Engineers from Puget Sound tech companies, game studios, university CS departments and more will host booths, share their experiences, demo their newest developments and answer student questions. Students may even walk away with handouts or swag!

9:10 – 12:20

Breakout Sessions: Panels/Presentations/Workshops

Students can opt to attend a variety of 40-minute breakout sessions on various topics (descriptions below).

12:30 – 1:00

Lunch, Closing Ceremony, and Raffle


Last year, booth representatives came from across the computer science community to showcase university CS programs, companies, product(s), and organizations. Groups brought engaging interactive elements, demos, swag, and more. Below are lists of booth representatives for the 2018 Puget Sound Computer Science Fair. If you are interested in hosting a booth, please take a look at our For Presenters tab for more information.

Companies and Speakers

  • 343 Industries
  • ArenaNet, LLC
  • Blue Origin
  • The Boeing Company
  • Bungie
  • Expedia Inc.
  • foundry10
  • Microsoft Devices STEM Outreach
  • Microsoft Hololens
  • Microsoft Intellectual Property Group
  • Microsoft MakeCode
  • Microsoft – Minecraft: Education Edition
  • Microsoft Small Basic
  • Nintendo Technology Development
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • PayScale, Inc.
  • Philips Healthcare – Ultrasound R&D
  • Port of Seattle
  • Redfin
  • Rinworks, LLC
  • Splunk
  • Tableau
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Xbox

Colleges and Educational Programs

  • AccessCSForAll and DO-IT
  • Bellevue College
  • Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science
  • DigiPen Institute of Technology
  • Digital Future Lab
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Facebook TechStart
  • Girls Who Code
  • Green River College
  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology
  • Living Computers: Museum + Labs
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Microsoft – High School Programs
  • Pacific Lutheran University – Computer Science
  • Seattle University
  • Puget Sound ESD/Puget Sound School Districts
  • University of Idaho College of Engineering
  • University of Washington, Computer Science & Engineering
  • University of Washington Bothell
  • University of Washington Tacoma
  • Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
  • Western Washington University
Students listen to Vince Bertram’s Dream Differently talk.

Breakout Sessions

In the past, we had breakout sessions, such as “Summer Opportunities for High School CS Students” and “Making Games for a Living”, as well as hands-on workshops, such as “Find Your Soulmate with micro:bit” and “Capture the (Cyber Security) Flag”. Students heard about what is next in the CS realm and solved some interesting challenges with their peers. If you are interested in being a present for this year’s fair, please contact Rachel Huang (