The Romanian Pupils dominated the 2007 edition of the Balkan Olympiad in Informatics (BOI) and with 4 medals (2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze) got the first place in the unofficial ranking on nations | SIVECO Romania

The Romanian Pupils dominated the 2007 edition of the Balkan Olympiad in Informatics (BOI) and with 4 medals (2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze) got the first place in the unofficial ranking on nations

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Bucharest, 18th July 2007 – During 07th -13rd of  July, Chisinau the capital of the Republic of Moldavia, hosted the XVth edition of BOI (The Balkan Olympiad on Informatics). In this year’s competition took part 36 pupils from 8 countries Bosnia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Moldavia, Romania, Serbia and Turkey.

Taking part actively in training and promoting future professionals of the IT&C domain, SIVECO Romania –the main sponsor of this year’s competition, awarded the winners with multimedia products. The company sustains constantly the competitions that aim at developing the potential of the young people with a passion for programming.

The Romanian pupils dominated this year’s competition and proved a very high level of training, thus obtaining an impressive number of medals. Bogdan Ionescu from "Fraţii Buzeşti" National College in Craiova and Adrian Airinei from "Costache Negruzzi" National College in Iaşi received gold medals, Bogdan Tătăroiu from The International Computer High School of Bucharest received a silver medal and Marius Drăguş from The International Computer High School of Bucharest got a bronze medal.

The powerful Romanian team was coordinated for the BOI competition by prof. Marinel Şerban from "Grigore C. Moisil" Informatics High School in Iaşi as team leader and prof. Doru Anastasiu Popescu from "Radu Greceanu" National Collage in Slatina as deputy team leader.

BOI is an informatics competition focused on programming that is meant for pupils from the secondary education, coming from the Balkans. Taking part in this major event represents a real opportunity for the contestants who will participate in the future in other prestigious international competitions in informatics. The contestants are given the chance of evaluating their knowledge and accumulate experience in competing, the rules for BOI being similar with the ones for the International Olympics in Informatics.

“Two out of the four pupils that were part of the team (Adrian Airinei and Bogdan Tătăroiu)” will participate in August in the International Olympics in Informatics in Zagreb, Croatia, and we hope they will achieve the same exquisite results”, declared prof. Marinel Serban, the team-leader.