Breaking news from IOI 2014 - Medal Victory!

RichardIOIThe Irish AIPO team clinched their first medal in five years at this year's IOI contest in Taipei, Taiwan, today after 2 days of competitive programming.

Richard Tynan, who scored a total of 257 points out a possible 600 points, will be awarded a bronze medal at the IOI Medal Ceremony on Saturday. The other guys weren't as fortunate as Richard with their solutions to six extremely hard algorithmic programming problems. To put this result in context, our nearest neighbour, Great Britain, achieved one bronze medal as well from their team of four students, so congratulations should go to Richard. The AIPO teams scores from the two days can be seen in the table below.

Team Ireland selected for the International Olympiad in Informatics 2014

Team IrelandAfter 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

AIPO-IOI Training Camp 2014 Kicks Off.

Scoreboard1The battle to see who will represent Ireland at the prestigious IOI 2014 has kicked off in DCU. Only top four guys qualify.

Follow the live scoreboard at:

http://aiporanking.computing.dcu.ie/

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