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GPL Challenge 2023

On September 16th, 2023, we will be hosting the 4th annual GPL Challenge virtually. The event will include a 2 hour competition session in the morning divided into Novice and Advanced divisions. Teams of up to 3 middle/high school students identifying as female or non-binary are invited to participate! In the afternoon, there will be a keynote speech and a panel discussion given by academic and industrial female leaders whose backgrounds align with this year's theme: computer science and artificial intelligence. By hosting this competition, we hope to improve gender balance and provide female and non-binary students the opportunity to solve algorithmic programming problems in a supportive environment for both beginning and experienced programmers. Through the keynote speech and panel discussion, we hope to provide participants with insight into the current state of the STEM field from a female perspective.


The contest is open to all middle and high school students identifying as female or non-binary. The speaker series and panel session are open to everyone. Registration will officially close on Saturday, September 9, 2023 or earlier when the maximum capacity is reached. Attendees for speaker sessions only are also welcome at this link:


8:45am    -   9:00am   Check-in, Registration, Contest Rules
9:00am    -  11:00am   Contest

11:00am - 11:15am   Break
11:15am  -  12:15pm   EGOI Panel Discussion
12:15pm  -  1:00pm     Lunch
1:00pm   -  2:00pm    Women in STEM Panel Discussion: CS & AI
2:00pm   -  2:30pm    Closing Remarks + Awards

Contest Rules / FAQ

Please refer to our Contest Rules/FAQ page, which apply to both of our yearly contests!

Speakers and Panelists

EGOI Panel


Christina Li

Christina Li is interested in how technology can shape human’s behavior. She is a two-time USACO finalist and EGOI member. Christina likes art and sharing thoughts with different people.


Tina Wang

Tina Wang is an EGOI gold medalist. Currently she is a senior at Marquette High School in Missouri. She began her coding journey in 7th grade and has had a passion for competitive programming ever since. In April 2023, she was selected a USACO finalist and then qualified for the EGOI USA team. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, reading, and spending time with her friends.

Women in STEM Panel: CS & Artificial Intelligence


Chloe Ma

Chloe Ma is the Vice President of China Go-To-Market in Arm's IOT Line of Business, responsible for market development, ecosystem expansion and overall P&L of AIoT, edge computing, and data storage markets. Chloe holds an MBA from the Wharton, MSEE from USC, and BS in Electronics from Peking University, China.


Dr. Kim Hazelwood

Kim Hazelwood is a Senior Director of AI Research and Engineering at Meta. Her organization focuses on advancing the state-of-the-art in artificial intelligence and open science. Kim holds a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard and has published 50+ research papers/books. She received the MIT "Top 35 Innovators under 35"​ award, and ACM "Test of Time" award.

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Dr. Xiao Li

Xiao Li is currently the VP of Engineering of Dasher & Logistics at DoorDash. Prior to DoorDash, she led engineering teams at Instagram and Facebook for over 10 years. Before joining Facebook in 2011, she worked at Microsoft as a researcher in machine learning. Xiao was a recipient of the MIT Tech Review 35 award. She holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.

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Dr. Yang Ye

Yang Ye holds a PhD degree from University of Michigan, her field of study is Computational Linguistics. She has 15 years of experience in product & program management in Search Advertising and Search across Microsoft and Apple. She currently leads Apple AIML org Search and Machine Learning Application PM group. 

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