This is an annual computer programming olympiad held at Dublin City University (DCU). The goals of the competition are:
- To encourage and reward young programmers, (male and female).
- To promote contacts among programmers in Ireland.
- To select a team for the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI).
The competition is open to all second-level students in Ireland who are under 20 on the 1st of July.
It consists of two rounds; round one can be done at home or at school, and is used to determine entry to the final round which will be held in the School of Computing at DCU. For details on entry go to the How To Enter section.
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Gary Conway, Robert Hanrahan and Charlie Daly [Competition Organisers]
We are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2014 AIPO competition. The Preliminary online round will be available from Monday the 6th January 2014 until midnight on Tuesday 18th February 2014. Successful competitors from the preliminary round will be invited along to the National Finals, here in DCU on Saturday 22nd February.
As this will be the 20th Anniversary of the competition in DCU, we are planning to send a full Irish team to the IOI Finals in Taipei, Taiwan in July. This will mean that we will invite the top 10 students from the National Finals along to a AIPO-IOI Training Camp here in DCU where the best 4 students will be selected to represent Ireland in Taiwan. So in summary:
- Preliminary Round (online): 6th January 2014 - 18th February 2014
- National Finals: 22nd February @ DCU
- Training Camp Dates (TBC)
- IOI Taiwan: 13-20th July 2014
I was lucky enough again this year to be selected to represent Ireland at the International Olympiad for Informatics (IOI) 2013. This year the competition was being hosted by Australia, in Brisbane, Queensland.
Our team of three, myself, Maciej Goszczycki and Charlie Daly (our team leader) set off from Terminal 2 of Dublin Airport on the 2nd of July. What followed was roughly 30 hours of flights and airports. First to Heathrow, then to Dubai and finally to Brisbane. Needless to say, we were exhausted on arrival. I honestly didn't know what day it was by the end.
We spent a few days in Brisbane city centre getting over our jet lag. Then we were picked up on Sunday morning by an IOI bus, to take us to Univesity of Queensland, where the competition was being hosted this year. We got off at St. John's College to regisiter, where we met with our guide, Gayathri, and got allocated our accommodation. Charlie was staying with the other leaders at St. Leo's College, while Maciej and I were staying at Cromwell's College (ahem).