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AIPO Competition

General Information:

This is an annual computer programming olympiad held at University College Cork (UCC). The goals of the competition are:

To encourage and reward young programmers, (male and female).

To promote contacts among programmers in Ireland.

To select a team for the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) and for the European Computer Science Olympiad for Girls.

The competition is open to all second-level students in Ireland who are under 20 on the 1st of July.

It consists of two rounds; round one can be done at home or at school, and is used to determine entry to the final round which will be held in the Computer Science Deparment in UCC. The National Final Round will take place online (or in UCC if permitted) on the 20th of March 2021.

2021 AIPO Important Dates:

The keys dates for the 2021 AIPO olympiad are as follows:
  • Selection round problems - released on 25th of December 2020.
  • Registration and submission - from 1st of January 2021.
  • Selection round problems - submission deadline on 15th of February 2021 extended to 28th of February 2021.
  • AIPO Finals - 20th of March 2021
  • IOI and EGOI 2021 Selection - [TBC]

  • IOI - 20 - 27 June 2021, Singapore
  • EGOI - 13th - 19th June 2021, Zurich -

AIPO Committee:

  • Prof. Cormac Sreenan, Head of School of CSIT, UCC - Chairperson
  • Dr Sabin Tabirca, UCC - Coordinator
  • Andrew Nash, UCC - Member
  • Bogdan Marcu, UCC - Member
  • Colm Hickey, Google Ireland - Tech Support