2017 National Programming Olympiad @ DCU

AIPO 2017 - Senior Winners

The cream of BT Young Scientists and CoderDojo took up the challenge of the National Programming Olympiad (AIPO) competition at DCU during the mid-term break (25/2/17). Sponsored by Fidelity Investments Ireland, 33 students from around Ireland flexed their coding muscles in one of the tough competitions in the country for second level students. After qualifying through an online preliminary round, the students had to code solutions for 8 algorithmic puzzles to be crowned 2017 National AIPO Champion.

2017 BT Young Scientist Technology category winner and budding Data Scientist John Ryan (17) from St. Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh, Thurles clinched his first Senior title with a score of 425 from a possible maximum of 600. He was closely followed in 2nd place by his 2016 Team Ireland comrade, CoderDojo Mallow’s Kieran Horgan (16) with a score of 370 points. Newcomer Oisín O’Duibhir (16) took the bronze medal with a score of 360 points. The Junior top prize went to Suneet Mahajan (14) who was competing with our youngest competitor, his sister, Ayushi (11), both from Douglas, Cork.

All of the talented youngsters at the National Finals are self taught to the level of a 2nd year University student. This shows their passion and dedication to coding, technology and self-learning. A remarkable accolade!

2017 Preliminary Round Problems Released!

AIPO LogoHi Everyone,

We are pleased to announce the release of the 2017 Preliminary Round Problems on our website:

http://aipo.computing.dcu.ie/2017-aipo-preliminary-round-problems

To submit solutions to this year's AIPO, you must do so through this website. If you do not have an account on our site, please register here:
 
 
Once you have registered and logged into the AIPO website, you can submit solutions using the 'Create content' link in the right hand block. You will see a 'Upload Solutions' link under 'Create content'.
 
Solutions can be submitted in the following languages: C, C++, Java, Pascal or Python. Solutions are graded automatically on submission and results returned via your registration email. Each problem has a 1 minute execution time limit.
 
Solution files must be named as follows:
 
p1.c, p1.cpp, p1.py, p1.pas or p1.java
 
p2.c, p2.cpp, p2.py, p2.pas or p2.java
 
etc.
 
Note: the system will rename py files to py.txt after you upload them. This is fine and will be accepted.
 
You can submit as many solution files as you wish and you can use any of the languages on each problem. Once you submit a correct solution for problem further solution code for that problem will not be evalutated.
 
Best of luck and hope to see you all at the National Finals in DCU on the 25th February 2017!
 

The AIPO is kindly sponsored by Fidelity Investments and DCU.

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Team Ireland go close at the Informatics Olympics in Russia

IOI2016-Pic1Like Ireland’s 400m sprinter Thomas Barr at the Rio Olympics, Team Ireland came very close to getting a Bronze medal at the Olympics of High-School Programming in Russia.

Teofil Camarasu, a sixth year student from Dundalk Community School came within 11 points of attaining a Bronze medal among 308 of the smartest young computer programmers from around the planet. 81 countries brought delegations to the prestigious 28th International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) in Kazan, Russia for one the toughest tests of these young students’ lives. The IOI is one of five international science Olympiads for secondary school students with this Olympiad focusing on computing science and information technology and was first initiated by UNESCO in 1989. Each student must solve 6 algorithmic problems over two days of competition, with points awarded for how quickly their coded solution runs against large data inputs.