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]
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.
The Irish AIPO team clinched their first medal in five years at this year's IOI contest in Taipei, Taiwan, today after 2 days of competitive programming.
Richard Tynan, who scored a total of 257 points out a possible 600 points, will be awarded a bronze medal at the IOI Medal Ceremony on Saturday. The other guys weren't as fortunate as Richard with their solutions to six extremely hard algorithmic programming problems. To put this result in context, our nearest neighbour, Great Britain, achieved one bronze medal as well from their team of four students, so congratulations should go to Richard. The AIPO teams scores from the two days can be seen in the table below.