CS4HS Resources


All CS4HS workshops are held in the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering at the UW Seattle campus. Maps of campus and driving directions can be found here. Please note that the provided driving directions lead you to the nearby Central parking garage, not to the Allen Center building, as there is no parking at our building. Please contact us if you require disability parking at a closer lot.

It is a 10 minute walk from central parking garage to the CSE building, and about a 15 minute walk from the UW residence halls to the building. If you have limited mobility or require mobility accommodations, please contact us about options.

Parking and Housing

Below is the information you'll need in order to arrive here smoothly! Instructions vary depending on whether you're staying overnight or just commuting to the workshop by day.

About the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering

All workshop events will be held in the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering. There is no parking located immediately next to the Allen Center. Parking directions will vary depending on whether you are commuting to the workshop or staying overnight. Please see the appropriate instructions below. Note: If you are riding a motorcycle, there is special parking instructions for you, please contact us for details.

Overnight Housing Information

All information related to overnight accommodations, including check in/out procedures, driving/parking instructions, can be found on the following page:
Housing Policies & Information

Directions from UW housing to the Allen Center:
Walk from McMahon hall (your overnight accommodations) to the Allen Center. From McMahon Hall, follow Whitman Court until it hits Stevens Way. Continue straight (south) along Stevens way until you see the Paul G. Allen Center on your right. The walk takes 10-15 minutes. See the Allen Center section of this page for a campus map.

Commuter Information

Commuter Parking
Permits are required to park anywhere on the UW campus and can be obtained from the manned gatehouse in the underground garage off of 15th AVE NE and NE 41st ST. It is Gatehouse #1 on this map. We have pre-arranged parking for all of you. Tell them the password we have provided via email to receive a permit and get directions to the underground parking lot located beneath Red Square, most likely you will park in C-5. Your permit is good only for the day, so you will have to get a new one each morning and cannot leave your vehicle overnight (unless you are staying in the dorms).
In the (rare) event of a mix-up in which the attendant does not allow you through with the password, you will be charged a $15 parking fee. PAY THE FEE and tell Raven what happened. She will be able to give you a permit that will allow you to be reimbursed on your way out.

Bus Options
If you would prefer to take the bus, there are several routes that come directly onto campus. Please see the CSE Bus Directions page and the Metro Transit guide for more detailed information. If you track your expenses we will reimburse your bus fare at the end of the conference.

Commuter Directions
A fairly complete set of driving directions to the garage lot that we will be using can be found on the CSE department's generic directions page.
There are campus maps linked on the page, with the Paul G. Allen center circled in red. This is where all workshop events will be held.


Raven Avery Alexander
Assistant Director for Diversity & Outreach, The Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
CS4HS Staff Coordinator

Ed Lazowska
Bill & Melinda Gates Chair, The Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
CS4HS Faculty Coordinator

Jeremy Munroe
Diversity & Outreach Program Coordinator, The Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
CS4HS Staff Coordinator

Stuart Reges
Principal Lecturer, The Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
CS4HS Speaker

Tom Cortina
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
CS4HS Speaker

Workshop Materials

From Tom Cortina:

CS Unplugged: Slide Set 1 (PDF) 

CS Unplugged: Slide Set 2 (PDF) 

CS Unplugged: Slide Set 3 (PDF) 

 The Limits of Computing (PDF) 

From Ed Lazowska:

Cloud Computing: Powerpoint download  and  PDF 

Digital Media: Powerpoint download  and  PDF 

History: Powerpoint download  and  PDF 

Human Interaction: Powerpoint download  and  PDF 

Kindle, Newspapers, and Books: Powerpoint download  and  PDF 

The Internet: Powerpoint download  and  PDF 

Why Computer Science?: Powerpoint download  and  PDF 

Why UW CSE?: Powerpoint download  and  PDF