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OLYMPIADS IN INFORMATICS, 2011, Vol. 5, 120-127
© Institute of Mathematics and Informatics,

ISSN 1822-7732

Beyond the Competitive Aspect of the IOI: It Is All about Caring for Talent

Tom VERHOEFF

Department of Mathematics and Comuter Science, Eindhoven University of Technology Den Dolech 2, 5612 AZ Eindhoven, The Netherlands E-mail: t.verhoeff@tue.nl

Abstract

The IOI is not just an informatics competition, but a means to care for talent in informatics. Caring for talent involves a broad range of issues, including identification of talent and education adjusted to that talent. There is (almost?)no generally accessible literature focusing on informatics talent. To show what such literature could offer, we review several books that address talent in mathematics. These books also contain much that is directly applicable to talent in informatics.

Keywords:

international olympiad in informatics, international mathematical olympiad, develo- ping talent, training, books


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