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New images and videos from IOI 2013!

January 16, 2014

We have added new images and videos from the IOI 2013 to the Gallery and Images section of the website, be sure to check them out!

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Videos from IOI

July 15, 2013

Check out our Gallery page for videos from the week that was. All footage was captured by our fantastic volunteers and IOI Reporters.

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Dutch commentator entertains informatics followers

July 10, 2013

By Sophie Lester, University of Queensland, School of Journalism & Communication.   Informatics competitions may not be as enthralling to watch as sporting events, so how do you draw a crowd when the main event is intensive performance from behind a computer screen? Eljakim Schrijvers of the Netherlands sure knows how to talk mathematics and […]

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Informatics develops more than just programming skills

July 10, 2013

By Natassja Bertram, University of Queensland, School of Journalism & Communication With the second exam of the IOI being held today, informatics experts have said the competition develops more than just programming skills. According to IOI 2013 Scientific Chair Associate Professor Ben Burton, having three tasks released simultaneously creates an ongoing challenge that showcases skills […]

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Follow today’s action at the Livestream below

July 10, 2013

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A rose among the thorns

July 8, 2013

By Harriet Persse, University of Queensland, School of Journalism & Communication. Meriem Chaabani from Tunisia is one of the seven female contestants competing in this year’s competition. This year’s IOI has 315 registered participants, only seven of whom are girls. Meriem Chaabani from Team Tunisia is not intimidated to be competing against such a large […]

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Informatics explained by experts

July 8, 2013

By Madeleine Russell, University of Queensland, School of Journalism & Communication Experts in the field explain what informatics is and how the competition will play out.  

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Knowing what it’s like to win

July 8, 2013

By Nicholas Adermann, University of Queensland, School of Journalism and Communication United States’ competitor Johnny Ho is the returning champion of the International Olympiad for Informatics, after achieving the highest score in the 2012 competition. Last year, Johnny beat six-time gold medal winner Gennady Korotketvich from Belarus, a feat that had not been done in […]

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Students make it all add up for first exam

July 8, 2013

By Melanie Keyte, University of Queensland, School of Journalism & Communication Today is the first exam in the International Olympiad in Informatics and tensions are running high. Students from all over the world poured into the UQ Centre on Sunday for the competition’s practice session, an opportunity for the competitors to test out the equipment given […]

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Last minute preparations!

July 6, 2013

Check out this amazing video created by Caleb Leslie and Timothy Yuen, a time lapse of the set up of the IOI competition hall at UQ. IOI Competition Hall Time Lapse from UQ Journalism & Communication on Vimeo.

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