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The Australian Informatics Olympiad Committee (AIOC) runs a number of activities aimed at high school students for enrichment and competition in computer programming and algorithm design. The pinnacle of these activities is sending a team of four overseas each year to represent Australia at the International Olympiad in Informatics.
Below you can find further information on some of our activities.
|Australian Informatics Competition (AIC)||May||
A one-hour multiple-choice / short-answer competition. The AIC focuses on the skills behind computer programming and algorithm design, but does not require any specific knowledge of programming or programming languages.
|Online Training Site||All year||
An online training site for practicing your computer programming skills. Many problems from past programming competitions (such as AIOs and FARIOs) are available, and you can submit your solutions in C, C++, Pascal or other allowed languages for instant feedback.
|Australian Informatics Olympiad (AIO)||September||
A three-hour programming competition. You are given three problems to solve, and you submit your source code for each in C, C++, C#, Pascal, PHP, Python or Java.
|School of Excellence||December||
An intense 10-day training school at the Australian National University in Canberra. Based on the AIO results, we invite approximately 25 students. We learn a lot of new material in algorithm design, do a lot of programming in the computer labs, and begin the process of training and selecting a team for the IOI.
|Australian Invitational Informatics Olympiad||February||
A competition held online for invited students (typically attendees from the School of Excellence). This is the first contest that forms part of Australia's formal IOI team selection process.
|French-Australian Regional Informatics Olympiad||March||
An annual competition held between French and Australian students over the internet. This is a fun competition between the two countries, and (like the AIIO) also forms part of Australia's IOI team selection process.
|Team Selection School||April||
A second 10-day training school at Macquarie University in Sydney. Based on the AIIO and FARIO results, we invite approximately 15 students. The school culminates with the final Australian Team Selection Exams and the announcement of the four students who will form Australia's team for the International Olympiad in Informatics.
|International Olympiad in Informatics||July/August||
The pinnacle of competition in computer science for high school students around the world. Each country sends a team of four students to participate in ten hours of competition.
The Australian team selection process begins at the School of Excellence in December, and the final team is chosen in April.
The Australian Mathematics Trust also has more general information about informatics activities on its website. A good place to start is the AMT events page, or the AIOC history and overview.
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