JRMPC 2022

The 50th Anniversary Edition


JRMPC 2022 is a national programming competition open to all Canadian high school students. This online competition, where you participate remotely, is based entirely on the Smalltalk programming language. JRMPC 2022 celebrates the 50th birthday of Smalltalk, which was born at Xerox PARC in 1972.

JRMPC 2022 is an individuals competition rather than a team competition. We’re offering three prizes:

First Prize for Top Male is $1,000.

First Prize for Top Female is $1,000.

Second Prize is $500.

Registration is free. Your email address will be the exclusive point of contact for all notifications and solution submissions. When you register, you must provide the name of your secondary school and contact information for the principal; this will be used to verify your eligibility to participate.

Registration opens on September 7, 2021 and closes on October 31, 2021. Registration is limited to 250 students in order to keep the competition manageable.

The actual competition begins February 4, 2022.

JRMPC, or The James Robertson Memorial Programming Competition, was created to celebrate the life of James Robertson, one of the greatest advocates of the Smalltalk programming language.

For more information about Smalltalk, visit https://smalltalk.tech.blog/.

Special video tutorials for JRMPC 2022 are available here.

Ryerson University and LabWare are the two principal sponsors of JRMPC 2022. Ryerson, located in Toronto, is one of Canada’s major universities. They do leading research in Smalltalk development.

LabWare, located in Wilmington DE, is the world’s leader in laboratory automation.

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