After a successful 2013 International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), thoughts now turn to the 2014 event in Taipei, Taiwan.
Touring ambassador for Taiwan, William Hsu, has been observing the Brisbane Olympiad in Informatics and has learnt a lot to take into next year’s event.
Mr Hsu already has a picture of what to expect in Taipei, 2014.
“You can see almost every part of Taiwan in Taipei which I think many people will like,” he said.
“We plan to have some trips to many high-tech semiconductor companies to let people see how semiconductors work. The semiconductor industry is very important in Taiwan.”
As a competitor in 1995 and member of the organising committee of Taiwan 2014, Mr Hsu has been to many past IOIs and highlighted what was most significant to his Brisbane IOI experience.
“They solved problems of our travelling, living and dining so we could focus on our work of translating or assisting the competitors,” he said.
“It was great. The hospitality has also been so excellent.”
Taiwan will be the fourth Asian nation to host the event in the competition’s history.
Taipei is the political, economic and cultural centre of Taiwan, and Mr Hsu says they will relish in hosting the 26th annual competition.
The competition’s exams will be held at the Taipei World Trade Centre which is near the former tallest building in the world, Taipei 101.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy the city’s famous night markets, museums, temples and impressive architecture on their days off.
The next IOI will run from July 13-20, 2014.