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    IOI contestants treated to a real bush bash

    by  • July 12, 2013 • Ashleigh Weidmann, stories, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Contestants kicked up their heels and partied country style at Cromwell College on Thursday night. Vegemite was one of the many foods offered during the evening, however many tried it with hesitation. Contestants and volunteers danced to the Nutbush, painted each others faces in green and gold and blew bubbles throughout the room. A...

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    IOI winner dreams of informatics in his sleep

    by  • July 12, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    While this year’s organisers for the International Olympiad in Informatics expected the second day of the examination to be a difficult challenge for most competitors, Lijie Chen from China was able to breeze past his competition to win the IOI. Will Pettersson, a member of the technical committee said that all three tasks were...

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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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