• Rose Maksoud

    Moving end to IOI 2013

    by  • July 13, 2013 • Rose Maksoud, stories, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    The Closing Ceremony of IOI 2013 on Friday was both emotional and exciting. As they waited for the medals to be handed out, guests and competitors were treated to some outstanding performances by Australian groups. Silence fell amongst the crowd in Morris Hall at Brisbane’s Anglican Church Grammar School when an Aboriginal performing arts...

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    Final IOI conference reveals future of informatics competitions and education

    by  • July 11, 2013 • Chris Woods, Rose Maksoud, stories • 0 Comments

    Professor Valentina Dagiene, of Lithuania’s Vilnius University, introduced Wednesday’s conference and its speakers. Photo by Rosie Maksoud. While students undertook their final exam, some of the world’s top computer scientists and researchers offered a glimpse into the future of informatics. Wednesday morning saw the final IOI conference. Topics ranged from a history of Latvian...

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    Systems are doin’ it for themselves

    by  • July 10, 2013 • reporters, Rose Maksoud, stories, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    The computer sciences industry is largely a male dominated field, and the near-absence of girls at this year’s IOI reflects just that. Of the 315 contestants, only seven were girls. This situation has been recognised by Australia’s National Computer Science School. The School has established an extra-curricular program targeted specifically towards females. Run mostly...

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