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]
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.
The Irish AIPO Team clinched it's first medal in five years at the prestigious International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) with Richard Tynan being awarded a Bronze medal after two days of fiercely competitive programming among 311 high school students from around the world.
The All-Ireland Programming Olympiad team were selected after an intense 3 day training camp held here in the School of Computing. Richard, along with Daniel Mulcahy, Áron Hoffman, Conor Griffin and team leaders, Gary Conway and Ximo Planells flew to hot and humid Taiwan last week for a week of advanced algorithmic problem solving, cultural trips and A/C chasing.