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, Ximo Planells and Christine Stears [Competition Organisers]
We are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2015 AIPO competition. The Preliminary online round will be available from Monday the 5th January 2015 until midnight on Wednesday 18th February 2015. Successful competitors from the preliminary round will be invited along to the Junior and Senior National Finals, here in DCU on Saturday 21st February.
The top 8 senior students from the National Finals will be invited to a 3 day IOI Training Camp here in DCU where the best 4 students will be selected to represent Ireland at the 2015 IOI in Almaty, Kazakhstan. So in summary:
5th Jan - Release of Preliminary Round Questions online
18th Feb - Closing date of Preliminary Round Submissions
21st Feb - AIPO Jnr & Snr Finals @ DCU
22nd - 24th Jun - AIPO-IOI Training Camp in DCU
26th Jul - 2nd Aug - IOI 2015 in Almaty, Kazakhstan
First year CPSSD students, Conor and Darragh Griffin stormed to victory at this year's UK/Ireland Intercollegiate Programming Competition held in the School of Computing, DCU on Saturday. The twins finished first out of 10 other Undergraduate teams around the country and placed a very respectful 15th out of all 70 UK and Irish University teams. This is the first time DCU has been the Irish host site for the competition and great to get home success in it's first year of hosting.