Pui Ching Middle School, a partner school of the “Enriched IT Programme in Secondary Schools”, has won two bronze medals in the “International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) 2020” (with photos)
Enriched IT Class students, Wai Ka Hei and Yeung Man Tsung, of Pui Ching Middle School, a partner school of the “Enriched IT Programme in Secondary Schools”, won two bronze medals in the “International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) 2020”, which was held from 13 to 19 September 2020, with a total score of 307 and 289.25 respectively.
The programming competition of the IOI was held in two days. On each day contestants were given three tasks to complete in 5 hours and they were required to submit a program for solving the problems given in each task. The source program provided by the contestants would be tested with several sets of test data to calculate the corresponding score according to the results, so as to determine the ranking of each contestant with the total score. For the IOI 2020, of the four students representing Hong Kong to participate in the competition, three are coming from Pui Ching Middle School.
The International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) is an annual international informatics competition which aims to identify young talents and give recognition to those who are exceptionally bright in the field of informatics; and to encourage sharing of technological and cultural experiences among the talented students coming from various countries. There were 343 students coming from 87 countries participating in the 32nd IOI held online in Singapore in September 2020.