Breaking the routine: Events to complement informatics olympiad training

Burton, Benjamin A. (2008) Breaking the routine: Events to complement informatics olympiad training. Olympiads in Informatics, 2 5-15.


Author Burton, Benjamin A.
Title Breaking the routine: Events to complement informatics olympiad training
Journal name Olympiads in Informatics
ISSN 1822-7732
Publication date 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 2
Start page 5
End page 15
Total pages 11
Place of publication Vilnius, Lithunia
Publisher Institute of Mathematics and Informatics
Language eng
Subject 01 Mathematical Sciences
0103 Numerical and Computational Mathematics
Abstract Like many other countries, Australia holds live-in schools to train and select students for the International Olympiad in Informatics. Here we discuss some of the more interesting events at these schools that complement the usual routine of lectures, problems and exams. In particular we focus on three events: (i) codebreakers, aimed at designing tests and finding counterexamples; (ii) ``B-sessions'', aimed at implementation and rigour; and (iii) team events, which use challenges in cryptography and information security to encourage teamwork in a competitive setting. Practical issues are also discussed.
Keyword Programming contests
Training
Testing
Implementation
Teamwork
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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