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DCU Clinch Top 3 spots at Irish end of UKIEPC 2017

ukiepc 2017 winnersDCU related teams clinched the top three positions among the Irish university teams at the 5th annual UK & Ireland Intercollegiate Programming Competition held in the School of Computing on Saturday 21st October.

The CPSSD4 team of Conor Griffin, Darragh Griffin and Ryan Connell, came in 1st place on the Irish scoreboard with 8 out of 12 problems solved. Impressively, this put them in 23rd place out of 198 teams competing across the UK and Ireland.

The DCU secondary school AIPO team finished in 2nd place on the Irish scoreboard, made up of the students who recently travelled to Tehran for the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI). A tremendous result for these young men against the top undergraduates in the country.

Third place went to 2017 HashCode winners, Noah Donnelly, Cian Ruane and Ciara Godwin from CPSSD3 and CASE3.

Team Ireland depart for the 29th International Olympiad in Informatics

AIPO-IOI Team Ireland 2017 DepartingTeam Ireland departed today from Dublin airport to take part in the prestigious 29th International Olympiad in Informatics in Tehran, Iran. The event attracts the best young programmers from around the world to compete in one of the toughest algorithmic programming contests in the world. Over 300 secondary level students from more than 80 countries will descend on the capital of Persia for a week of intense coding challenges and cultural experiences.

The Irish team was selected after multiple rounds of the national Olympiad, the All-Ireland Programming Olympiad (AIPO). The team comprises of four young men from around the country:

  • John Ryan (18yr - St. Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Tipperary)
  • Kieran Horgan (17yr - Davis College, Mallow, Co. Cork)
  • Aidan Molloy (17yr - Bruce College, Montenotte, Cork)
  • Oisin O’Duibhir (17yr - Scoil Mhuire Agus Íde, Newcastle West, Limerick)

These young men have been honing their programmatic skills since qualifying for the Irish Team at Easter and are ready to take on the IOI challenge. The IOI contest will be held over two days, Sunday 30th July and Tuesday 1st August, when they will have to solve three algorithmic problems over five hours with points awarded for how quickly their coded solution runs against large data inputs. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are only give out to the top students.

IOI2017 Volunteers

IOI2017 Volunteers

Team Ireland Departing

Team Ireland Departing
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