The School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork works very hard to provide outreach programmes to primary and secondary school pupils in Munster. Our programmes are designed to promote computer science education prior to entry into third level. We liase closely with students, teachers and parents so we can offer programmes that are relevant to the student needs.
All Ireland Programming Olympiad (AIPO)
This is an annual computer programming olympiad held at University College Cork (UCC). The goals of the competition are:
- To encourage and reward young programmers, (male and female).
- To promote contacts among programmers in Ireland.
- To select a team for the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) and for the European Computer Science Olympiad for Girls.
- The competition is open to all second-level students in Ireland who are under 20 on the 1st of July.
It consists of two rounds; round one can be done at home or at school, and is used to determine entry to the final round which will be held in the Computer Science Deparment in UCC. The National Final Round will take place online or in UCC.