ex-AIPO students top Irish team at the UK/Ireland Intercollegiate Programming Competition

UKIEPC-2014-WinnersFirst year CPSSD students, Conor and Darragh Griffin stormed to victory at this year's UK/Ireland Intercollegiate Programming Competition held in the School of Computing, DCU on Saturday. The twins finished first out of 10 other Undergraduate teams around the country and placed a very respectful 15th out of all 70 UK and Irish University teams. This is the first time DCU has been the Irish host site for the competition and great to get home success in it's first year of hosting.

Bronze Medal success for AIPO Irish Delegation at IOI 2014

AIPO-IOI2014-1The Irish AIPO Team clinched it's first medal in five years at the prestigious International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) with Richard Tynan being awarded a Bronze medal after two days of fiercely competitive programming among 311 high school students from around the world.

The All-Ireland Programming Olympiad team were selected after an intense 3 day training camp held here in the School of Computing. Richard, along with Daniel Mulcahy, Áron Hoffman, Conor Griffin and team leaders, Gary Conway and Ximo Planells flew to hot and humid Taiwan last week for a week of advanced algorithmic problem solving, cultural trips and A/C chasing.

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.