All the pupils that took part in the 19th edition of the International Olympiad of Informatics were awarded | SIVECO Romania

All the pupils that took part in the 19<sup>th</sup> edition of the International Olympiad of Informatics were awarded

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Bucharest, 22nd of August 2007 During 15th-22nd August in Zagreb, Croatia, took place the 19th edition of the International Olympiad of Informatics (IOI).

300 pupils from more than 80 countries participated in this year’s competition.

The Romanian team is expected to arrive today, at about 15.00, at the Henry Coanda International Airport in Bucharest.

The 4 silver medals received by Adrian Airinei from the National College ”Costache Negruzzi” in Iasi, Cosmin Gheorghe, Bogdan Tataroiu and Andrei Grigorean from the International High School of Informatics in Bucharest, proved once again the value of the Romanian School of Informatics.

The Romanian team was coordinated by Emanuela Cerchez (team leader) teacher at the “Grigore Moisil” High school in Iasi and Mugurel Andreica (deputy team leader) teaching assistant at the University Politehnica of Bucharest and former medalist in the International Olympiad of Informatics.

All the 4 pupils that were part of the national team present in the International Olympiad of Informatics were also finalists in the .Campion competition, the 2007 edition.

By supporting the .Campion competition SIVECO Romania contributes actively at developing the valuable young people’s potential in achieving future performances in informatics.

I am very proud that I had the privilege to meet these young people at the 2007 .Campion finals. I am glad to notice that .Campion became a place of gathering for young people capable of high performances in informatics”, declared Radu Jugureanu, eContent Manager with SIVECO Romania and coordinator of .Campion competition.

About the International Olympiad of Informatics (IOI)

Launched in 1989, IOI is one of the most prestigious educational competitions addressed to high school pupils around the world. The best young software developers meet annually to verify their knowledge in this important competition. The main objective of IOI is to challenge young pupils in getting involved in the competition and solve subjects with a high level of difficulty.

This year we noticed a premiere at the International Olympiad of Informatics, simultaneously with the official competition, was organized an online contest.

The youngsters with a passion for informatics that didn’t qualify for their national teams had the chance to compete online, with contestants from all over the world. The online competitors had 5 houres to solve the same subjects as the participants at IOI.

Although they didn’t compete for important awards, the online contestants enjoyed more the prestige they acquired by proving that they can solve the highly difficult subjects.