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

By gconway - Posted on 05 October 2012

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!

Gary Conway, School of Computing, DCU who managed the Irish event explained; “The International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) is one of the most recognized computer science competitions in the World and the national competition has been held in the School of Computing since 1994.  Competition tasks are mostly algorithmic; however, contestants have to show basic IT skills such as problem analysis, design of algorithms and data structures, programming and testing. The winners of the IOI belong to the best young computer scientists in the World”. 

 The primary goal of the IOI is to stimulate interest in informatics (computing science) and information technology. Another important goal is to bring together exceptionally talented students from various countries and to have them share scientific and cultural experiences. 

We wish our young, talented programmers the best of luck!

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