Irish team for Programming Olympiad selected

Programming Olympiad 2016
Pictured: Eoin Davey, Teofil Camarasu, John Ryan and Kieran Horgan

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4 July 2016 | 0

The team to represent Ireland at the 28th International High-School Programming Olympiad in Russia this August has been selected following a three-day intensive programming boot camp at Dublin City University.

Eoin Davey from Summerhill, Sligo; Teofil Camarasu, Dundalk Grammar School, Louth; John Ryan, St Joseph’s College, Thurles, Tipperary; and Kieran Horgan, Davis College, Mallow, Cork will represent Ireland in the event.

Gary Conway, programme manager, AIPO, DCU School of Computing, said: “The upcoming Programming Olympics is an exciting and hugely challenging event. Ireland will pit their wits against the best young minds in the world, competing with programming super-powers such as China, the US and of course the host nation Russia.

“We are sending our top programming students to this competition, after making the selection from a very high quality field. The competition is all about problem solving and computational thinking, all under intense pressure and all vital skills for the world of software programming and the ICT sector.”

The Irish team are sponsored by Fidelity Investments who have been supporting the Irish participation in the Programming Olympiad for the past five years.

The team will now travel to Russia for the International Olympiad in Informatics from Friday 12-18 August competing with 82 countries for the title of International Olympiad Champion.

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