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Australian Informatics Olympiad 2019

Sandra Pooch —

Burnside entered a large team this year into the Informatics Olypiad and once again had fantastic results.

The Australian Informatics Olympiad (AIO) is an internationally open national computer programming competition held annually. Students write short computer programs to solve six problems that vary in difficulty. The competition does not test computer literacy or knowledge but is focused on problem solving through programming skills.

Students need some programming experience. In particular they must be able to write code that can open, read and write to files, declare variables and arrays, use loops, conditional (if) statements and simple arithmetic operations. The allowed languages are C, C++, C#, Java, Pascal, PHP, and Python. Students only need to know one of these languages to compete.

The results were outstanding with a number of students reaching Gold and Silver rankings.

Nicholas Grace Gold
Tim Fisher-Taylor Silver
Aditi Sharma SilverEthan Ng, Silver
Joseph Grace, Silver
Christopher Whalley Participation
Alex Cutforth Participation
Harrison Camm, Participation