Over 12,000 Students Involved in the Italian Olympiad in Informatics Co-Organised by AICA

Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico is co-organising the Olympiad in Informatics with the Ministry of Education with a view to spread informatics culture in higher education. 

Over 12,000 students from around 500 high schools participated in the first round organised last November in preparation of the next Olympiad in Informatics. Students had 90 minutes to solve 20 problems using logic, mathematics, algorithms and programming in C/C++ or Pascal. 

The best performing students from this first round will have the chance to get specific training and to represent Italy at the International Olympiad in Informatics. Some 80 schools could also pilot a new PC-based platform for this contest; the results were encouraging and all schools will use this new system next time.

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