Croatian Open Competition in Informatics

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The Croatian Informatics Olympiad Committee run a series of online competitions in preparation for their national competition in March. The competition is open to anyone and is hosted on their live contest system. The first competition kicks off tomorrow at 3pm irish time, will be three hours long and will feature six tasks. The tasks will be of widely varying difficulty.

More details are available here:
http://hsin.hr/coci/announcement.html

This online competition would be ideal practice for the AIPO competition and making the irish team for IOI2013 in Brisbane, Australia.

Team Ireland spend an intense week at IOI2012

Set in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Garda in the north of Italy, the International Olympiad in Informatics challenged teams of second-level students (13-18yrs old) from 81 different countries to pitch their programmatic and logic skills against the genius of Italy's Leonardo da Vinci. The 304 contestants had to complete 6 tasks based on da Vinci's scientific observations over a 2 day period.

Team Ireland Head off to Italy to Compete in the International Olympiad Programming Competition

Team Ireland - Competition Day1There was great excitement on day one of the International Olympiad in Informatics 2012 (IOI) when the winners of the All-Ireland Programming Olympiad arrived in Lake Garda, Italy to compete in the World finals. The highly competitive International Olympiad Competition takes place over 7 days with young second level students from around the World. 

 Representing Ireland is Richard Tynan (age 17), Conor Flynn (age 17), Abdullah Mohammad (age 17) and Maciej Goszczycki (age 15).  These students competed and won the All Ireland competition, held in the School of Computing, DCU and sponsored by Fidelity Investments during the summer.  Students completed programming challenges over a four hour period with the first four students to finish qualifying for the all expenses paid trip to Italy!