SIVECO Romania supports the .Campion 2008 competition | SIVECO Romania

SIVECO Romania supports the .Campion 2008 competition

Monday, November 12, 2007

Bucharest 12th November 2007 – The .Campion project supported by SIVECO Virtual Center for Excellency is a program that aims at training youngsters with a passion for computer science in order to achieve great performances. Already at its 5th edition, the online competition enjoys the support of numerous well-known teachers and brilliant students, former winners of International Informatics Olympiads. Starting with November the 1st pupils can register for the competition by accessing the website: http://campion.edu.ro/index.php.

As a novelty for this year’s competition, .Campion integrates an online evaluation system, similar to those used in the International Olympiad of Informatics. We hope to provide, this year too, an attractive competition for the systematic IT training and to contribute to the pupils’ achievements” declared Ema Cerchez, teacher at the “Grigore C.Moisil” High school in Iasi, and one of the initiators and coordinators of this competition.

The 2008 edition will include 7 competition rounds and 7 training rounds, the online stage ending in the 5th of April 2008. At the end of the 14 rounds, the competitors that will accumulate the highest scores and will prove during the entire competition genuine programming abilities, critical thinking and the capacity to continuously improve themselves, will qualify for the finals.

Although initially the competition targeted high school pupils, in the last years more and more pupils from the gymnasium joined the contest, proving that they can compete on equal terms with their older colleagues. The pace of the competition and the high difficulty of the problems represent the main motivation to participate for the majority of the competitors.

The increasing number of participants, considering that the registration is voluntary, is a very encouraging sign highlighting the capacity and the enthusiasm of young pupils who are eager to develop their IT knowledge. By getting involved in such a difficult and lasting competition, the youngsters prove to be very responsible and deserve our appreciation,” declared Radu Jugureanu, AeL eContent Manager within SIVECO Romania.

All those interested can discuss over this matter on the SEI forum -http://forum.portal.edu.ro/, in the section dedicated to the .Campion competition.