The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the world's central and largest association of computer and information science professionals. Among the partners of the Slovenian associations ACM Slovenia is the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies, UP IAM & UP Famnit lecturers and researchers are also part of the organisation.
The purpose of the association is to promote and contribute to the development of computer science and informatics in Slovenia and thus support the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for a lifelong learning. ACM Slovenia is actively involved in the organisation of competitions to increase interest in the field of computer science and informatics and the creation of educational content among pupils, high school students and university students.
The 29th Central-European Olympiad in Informatics CEOI 2022 took place in Varaždin, Croatia, from 24 to 30 July 2022, hosted by Prva gimnazija v Varaždinu and organised by the Croatian Association of Informatics (Hrvatski savez informatičara). 52 high school students from 12 countries took part in the competition, Slovenia was represented by Benjamin Bajd (Gimnazija Kranj; ZRI), Matija Likar (II. Gimnazija Maribor), Jošt Smrtnik (Gimnazija Vič) and Jakob Žorž (Gimnazija Škofja Loka; ZRI). Our contestants were accompanied by Dr. Nino Bašić (UP Famnit) and Filip Koprivec (IMFM; AFLabs).
First place was shared between Dorijan Lendvaj (Croatia) and Alexandru Luchianov (Romania), who scored 540 points out of a possible 600. Slovenia won two medals this year – Benjamin Bajd won silver for 14th place and Jakob Žorž won bronze for 26th place. Matija Likar and Jošt Smrtnik placed 38th and 39th. The final results are available here.
The Slovenian national team will be in Indonesia from 7-15 August 2022 for the International Computer Olympiad IOI 2022.
Congratulations to our talented youngsters and good luck on your future journey!