Team Ireland selected for 2013 IOI

After 2 days of intense training at the AIPO-IOI training camp here in DCU, the final competition to select the team to represent Ireland at the International Olympiad in Informatics was held.

At the end of 5 hours of competiton covering three IOI grade tasks, Richard Tynan (Team Ireland IOI2012) emerging as the overall winner with an impressive score of 150 points. The race for the last place on the plane to Australia was more interesting with Richard's other team mates from the 2012 IOI battling it out between them. Abdullah Mohammad looked to have secured the spot with score of 80 points on the Network of Schools problem but young Maciej Goszczycki submitted a brute force solution to the difficult Rivers problem in the final hour which got him 40 points and brought his total score up to 90 points.

Richard and Maciej will now fly out to the IOI in Australia on Tuesday 2nd July for almost two weeks with our delegation leader, Charlie Daly. After a few days of acclimazation in Brisbane they will be straight back into competition mode with the practice session on Sunday the 7th and Day 1 of competition on Monday the 8th July.

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IOI Team Selection Competition Day

AIPO-IOI CompetitionThe final day of the AIPO-IOI training camp takes place today in the School of Computing, DCU. After two days of gruelling training on Dynamic Programming and Graph Theory this competition will select the two students to represent Ireland at the IOI Finals in Brisbane, Australia.

The top two students will be flying out to Australia with Charlie as Delegation leader next week for two weeks of problem solving and Ozzie fun with excursions to late Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo and another to Underwater World on the Sunshine Coast.

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AIPO Silver Medallist wins 2013 Inter Colliege Programming Competition

Peter Kelly (Big Fish Games), Barry Hurley (IrlCPC), Adam O'Sullivan, Abdullah Mohammad, Professor Barry O'Sullivan (Head of CS, UCC) and Dr. Sabin Tabirca (MPT coordinator)

AIPO 2013 Silver medallist Abdullah Mohammad along with his team partner Adam O'Sullivan recorded a remarkable victory at the annual Inter Colliege Programming Competition hosted by UCC and the ACM and sponsored by BigFish Games.

21 teams competed of which 3 were second-level student and AIPO contestants. The teams had to complete 5 problems each with 10 test cases in 4 hours with Abdullah and Adam scoring an impressive 29 points, 9 points clear of the second placed TCD team, Tea++.