World largest human sorting network

DATE:Thursday, September 19, 2019
TIME:13:00 – 14:00

World largest sorting network is a kick-off activity of the project ADA – Algorithmen Denken Anders, which consist of several activities which target (not necessary separately), teachers, school children, and general public.

50 pupils from BG/BRG Klosterneuburg International School und Sir Karl Popper high school, want to perform an odd-even sorting by moving through 2500 nodes drawn on the concrete floors in front of the Ernst Happel Stadion in Vienna. The last such recorded sorting network consisted of 441 nodes and it was performed by 21 pupils in New Zealand in 2005. The Viennese human sorting record in 2019, will hold 2500 nodes.

Such sorting networks are integral part of the CS Unplugged collection of materials which teach computer science and foster computational thinking without usage of technology. 

More information on the activity, and project ADA, co-funded by the Vienna Business Agency and Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology is available here.

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