After several selection rounds of the All-Ireland Programming Olympiad (http://aipo.computing.dcu.ie/) four young men from around Ireland are off to pit their wits against the best in the world in a very 21st century competition, the International Olympiad in Informatics (http://www.ioi2014.org/). And the remarkable thing is all of them are still in secondary school!
Competing against over 300 students from 86 other countries in the beautiful and exotic city of Taipei in Taiwan, Team Ireland consists of:
- Richard Tynan (19yrs) from Cistercian College, Roscrea
- Áron Hoffman (17yrs) from Luttrellstown Community College, Dublin
- Conor Griffin (18yrs) from Ardscoil Ris, Limerick
- Daniel Mulcahy (17rs) from Gonzaga College, Dublin
The battle to see who will represent Ireland at the prestigious IOI 2014 has kicked off in DCU. Only top four guys qualify.
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DUBLIN, February 22, 2014 - The School of Computing, DCU held the 20th anniversary All-Ireland Programming Olympiad (AIPO) on Saturday. The national computer programming competition for second-level students - sponsored by the School of Computing, DCU and Fidelity Investments - pitches the best and some of the youngest programmers from around the country against each other to compete for a place on the team that will represent Ireland at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI).
“We are delighted to be sponsoring this event for the third year,” said Tadhg O’Shea, vice president of software engineering for Fidelity Investments. “The talent here today is outstanding. It is amazing to see such a high level of skill from these students, at such a young stage in their lives. One of our finalists is only nine years of age. Fidelity is proud to lend our technology expertise and work alongside the School of Computing, DCU to help teach these students and empower them for success at the International Finals. Congratulations to all the students who participated in the National Final today.”