• Bangladeshi brainiac Bristy is an inspiration for girls

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    The International Olympiad in Informatics has traditionally been a male-dominated competition, a trend Bristy Sikder from Bangladesh is hoping to change. Bristy, who was the only female competitor to medal in the 2012 IOI, says she hopes to inspire other females to start competing in the prestigious computer-programming competition. “I think if anybody tries,...

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    Being the constant through change over 25 years

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    Professor Krassimir Manev, host of the first IOI, has reflected on the IOI’s history as this year marks its 25th anniversary. As a member of the International Committee, Professor Manev, played host to the very first IOI in Bulgaria in 1989. He believes many things have changed since its beginnings. “The Olympiad has totally...

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    IOI contestants treated to a real bush bash

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    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

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    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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