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 and Ximo Planells [Competition Organisers]
The All Ireland Programming Olympiad is in its final stages to find out who will represent Team Ireland in the International Olympiad in Kazakhstan. Fidelity Investments have been supporting this event for over four years and continue to invest on our young Irish programming talent.
The group had the opportunity to visit the Fidelity office in Dublin, where they got an insight and understanding of the agile process they employ in product development. They had the opportunity to meet some of the staff working in various roles within the technology organisation and to hear more about what their roles entail. A number of speakers are recent university graduates and seem to be really enjoying their career journey with Fidelity so far. Most have had the opportunity to travel for business meetings or training. Some of the places they have visited were Boston, Tokyo, Stockholm and one even had the chance to go to Disneyland Florida for a business trip!
The final stage of the 2015 AIPO competition kicks off in DCU today. This is where Team Ireland is selected to attain the prestigious IOI competition in Kazakhstan in July.
The best eight senior students from the AIPO finals where invited to the this three day training boot camp where the students stay in campus residence and attend training in the School of Computing.
But it isn't all hard core programming. They visit our sponsor, Fidelity Investments software development office on the Thursday night to hear about the variety of software careers available with them. And Friday night is the Arduino Robot challenge.
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And the serious stuff happens here each afternoon from 2pm-5pm: