OLYMPIADS IN INFORMATICS
OLYMPIADS IN INFORMATICS, 2009, Vol. 3, 167-173
© Institute of Mathematics and Informatics,
jBOI - One More Possibility for Increasing the Number of Competitors in Informatics
Biserka YOVCHEVAa, Galina MOMCHEVAb, Petar PETROVc
aKonstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen 115 Universitetska str., 9700 Shumen, Bulgaria E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
bVarna Free University `Chernorizets Hrabar' Chaika resort, 9007 Varna, Bulgaria E-mail: email@example.com
cA&B Private School 13 Hristo Botev str., 9700 Shumen, Bulgaria E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This article aims to demonstrates a trend in raising the general number of competitors in informatics by creating and supporting competitions like the jBOI. It argues that participation in international competitions from an early age contributes to the participants' achieving sustainable high results in the future.
It discusses a number of organizational measures as well as sharing experiences in training students for similar competitions in Bulgaria. It also develops a general framework for competitions in informatics for pupils aged under 15.5 years of age.
competitions in informatics, programming, talents, IOI
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