2006 International Computer Olympics have national participation

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This year, the International Informatics Olympics (IOI) will take place in MĂ©rida, Mexico and, as usual, will have national participation.

The Portuguese delegation is composed of two teachers and four students, the latter selected at the end of an internship held between 26 and 30 July in which the first eight classifieds of the National Informatics Olympics (ONI) participated this year.

André Pinto, André Santos, Miguel Araújo and Rui Barbosa are the selected competitors to represent Portugal in the IOI and have the support of professors Pedro Guerreiro and Pedro Ribeiro, technical and scientific responsible for the ONI and the selection and training process in the competitors for the international exhibition.

The IOI are part of the six science Olympics for secondary school students from around the world and aim to stimulate young people’s interest in information technology and IT’s.

Portugal has been a regular presence at the International Computer Olympics since 1992, having even organized, in SetĂşbal, the 1998 edition, which was attended by more than 300 students from all over the world.

Since last year, the Association for the Promotion and Development of the Information Society has led national participation in the IOI, having this year been responsible for organizing the National Informatics Olympics.

APDSI will again be responsible for the national competitions in 2007 that will lead the winners to the international competition, to be held in Egypt.

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