What is IOI?

Back when I was in secondary school in the 90s, the Math Olympiad was the prestigious competition that all the smart kids in Hong Kong partook. Maybe it was in my nature to zag when everybody zigs, I decided to do the "other obscure olympiad" instead, the Olympiad in Informatics. The International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), is an annual competitive…

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How does Hong Kong pick the best and brightest to compete at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI)?

Every year 4 secondary school students were chosen to represent Hong Kong at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI). How does that happen? How does Hong Kong choose its best and the brightest coding enthusiasts for this international competition? It all happened this past Saturday on May 4, 2019 (may the fourth be with you!) at this year's Hong Kong Team…

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