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This is an annual computer programming olympiad held at Dublin City University (DCU). The goals of the competition are:

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.

Gary Conway and Ximo Planells  [Competition Organisers]

AIPO Committee

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Python: https://cscircles.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/


Data Structures & Algorithms: https://www.coursera.org/learn/algorithms-part1



AIPO: http://aipo.computing.dcu.ie/training



CodeForces (bi-weekly): http://codeforces.com/contests



Numbers swell for AIPO National Finals

Saturday 17th February - With the lure of Japan as the host country for this year’s International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), students numbers for the AIPO Preliminary round and National Finals saw a significant jump of 33%. Forty secondary students from around Ireland qualified through the preliminary round to pit their coding skills against each other at DCU’s National Programming Olympiad. Once again, with the help of Fidelity Investments sponsorship, high-spec laptops, AIPO medals and the chance to represent Ireland in Japan where on offer making for a very competitive atmosphere amongst these young students.

AIPO2018 Senior WinnersStudents had to code solutions in Python/C++ or Java for 8 algorithmic puzzles in the five hour competition. Each solution is tested against a number of data sets of increasing size with points collected for each one it passes in the allowed run time. Therefore only students who write the most efficient algorithmic solution would receive full points for a problem. As budding data scientists or software developers, these self taught student are already ahead of their peers with the introduction of the computer science leaving cert in September and well on the way to an exciting career in IT.

Kieran Horgan (17yrs) from Davis College, Mallow, Co. Cork, clinched the AIPO Gold medal with an almost perfect score of 795 points out of a possible 800. Having finished in second place last year, Kieran has done a huge amount of competitive programming practice at home which paid off for him on the day. Walking away with a Dell XPS13 laptop and the National AIPO title, Kieran is aiming for a medal at the IOI in September. John Ryan (18yrs) from St. Josephs College, Thurles, finished second with 704 points and Oisin O’Duibhir (18yrs) from Scoil Mhuire Agus Íde, Newcastle West, Limerick came in 3rd with 669 points.