The Australian government has announced that it will provide funding to IOI 2013 from the Australian Maths and Science Partnership Program. The program is designed to improve student engagement in maths and science through partnerships between universities, schools, and other relevant organisations.
IOI 2013 is delighted to have the Australian government on board as a major sponsor. The government also provides funding for the annual national informatics and mathematics competitions run by the Australian Mathematics Trust to select the teams competing in the IOI and IMO.
A team guide meeting will be held on June 4th at the University of Queensland, building 24, room S402 from 5pm – 8pm. Another meeting for ALL volunteers will be held on June 23rd in building 63, room 358 from 11am – 6pm. Please let volunteer coordinator Andree Phillips know if you cannot make it. All volunteers must also submit their t-shirt size and a profile photo for registration badges (400px by 400px, no larger than 10mb) to Andree by email.
The rules for the IOI 2013 competition are now available. Note that these are still tentative until they are approved by the General Assembly at the IOI.
All team leaders, deputy leaders and contestants should read and become familiar with the rules. There are some changes from previous years, highlighted at the start of the document.
Also available is an updated version of the IOI syllabus, which outlines the topics and concepts which may be used in IOI tasks.
Here’s the latest video – a guided tour of the University of Queensland! Find out more about where this year’s IOI will be held.
Check out what the IOI International Committee got up to on their visit to Brisbane and the University of Queensland last month. Video hosted by Vimeo.
The selection process for Australia’s team for the upcoming International Olympiad in Informatics has begun, with hundreds of students competing in the Australian Invitational Informatics Olympiad (AIIO) on the 14th of February.
According to AIOC guidelines, the fifteen best competitors at the AIIO are chosen to attend a selection school for further training.
Congratulations to Michael Chen (Scotch College, VIC), Ishraq Huda (James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW), Oliver Fisher (Normanhurst Boys High School, NSW), Joshua Lau (James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW), Nicholas Laver (Hunter Christian School, NSW), Ray Li (James Ruse Agricultural High School), James Payor (The Kings School, NSW), Daniel Phillips (Normanhurst Boys High School, NSW), Tony Sun (Christ’s College, NZ), Austin Tankiang (North Sydney Boys High School, NSW), Daaron Chiu (James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW), Adrian Goldwaser (Melbourne High School, VIC), Jerry Mao (Caufield Grammar School, VIC), Alan Ansell (New Plymouth Boys High School, NZ), Matt Stark (Chatswood High School, NSW), Alastair Barnett (Canberra Grammar School, ACT), Bill Deng (Sydney Boys High School, NSW), and Kevin Tran (St. Peter’s College, SA).
These young computer whizzes will head to the AIOC selection school in April, where the final four will be selected to become the Australian team for the IOI.
We are now accepting team registrations for IOI 2013. Please follow this link to the registration page for more information (which you can always access with the “Registration” menu item above). All team members, including leaders, contestants and guests, must be registered by 17 May. We can accept changes to travel information up until 10 June, but the names of all delegates attending the IOI from your country must be finalised by 17 May.
You must have a valid visa before boarding a plane to Australia – we recommend that you allow at least 6-8 weeks for the visa application process. Once you have registered, you will be able to download an invitation letter to accompany your paper-based visa application.
Contact [email protected] if you have any questions about registration or visas.