The International Olympiad in Informatics is a world-wide contest for high school students, with a strong focus on creativity and ingenuity in algorithm design. Here we describe the activities in Australia that support and complement this contest, including a range of programming competitions, more accessible pen-and-paper competitions, and other enrichment and training activities. Sample problems are included, along with suggestions for becoming involved.
|Cite as: Burton, B.A. (2008). Informatics Olympiads: Challenges in Programming and Algorithm Design. In Proc. Thirty-First Australasian Computer Science Conference (ACSC 2008), Wollongong, NSW, Australia. CRPIT, 74. Dobbie, G. and Mans, B., Eds. ACS. 9-13. |
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