• Visitors enjoy the sights of the Gold Coast

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    As contestants of the International Olympiad in Informatics competed in the final examination yesterday, other international visitors headed to the Gold Coast. Many took the opportunity to buy gifts and souvenirs for friends and family back home. Arturo Cepeda Salinas a visitor from Mexico bought his children and wife stuffed animals and fridge magnets....

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    A day of fun at Mooloolaba for the IOI

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    Mooloolaba was inundated by visitors and competitors of the International Olympiad in Informatics on Tuesday. Three groups alternated between  different activities over the day: Underwater World, lunch in the park and surfing lessons at the beach. One special competitor Nicolas Orellana from Chile was selected to feed the seal at the seal show. “I...

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    IOI competitors soak up the sun

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    The International Olympiad in Informatics spent Tuesday soaking up the sun at the Sunshine Coast’s Mooloolaba beach. The team from Georgia took advantage of the relaxation time. Husband and Wife Brian and Delphine Dean from The United States of America were amazed by Australia’s beautiful beaches. Volunteers took the time to have some fun...

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    Final IOI conference reveals future of informatics competitions and education

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    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 • 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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    Venturing behind the scenes of quarantine

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    Keeping a bunch of “tech-savvy” teenagers away from their mobile phones and the internet for a night might be a difficult task, but not for these programming wiz-kids. Last night, the IOI competitors spent their time rocking out on drums, playing pool and challenging each other to a good old-fashioned game of ‘Go Fish.’...

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    It all equates to this – Exam 2 photo gallery

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    Wednesday saw the 315 contestants complete their final exam. Many students had mascots on their desk beside them. Some mascots represented their home country. The difficult tasks set in Wednesday’s exam challenged the contestants. A number of contestants chose to bring their own keyboards to use in the exam. One of the seven girls...

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    Results pending for second exam

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    The second and final exam was held for the 2013 International Olympiad in Informatics at the UQ centre today. Although there was a slight delay in beginning the exam due to a rogue possum running through the hall the competitors were quick off the mark, solving the three tasks that had been assigned to...

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