Oisin's off to Baku!
Oisin Davey, a 16 year old student from Summerhill College is set to represent Ireland in Azerbaijan in August as he takes part in the IOI, an international computer programming competition. He will be part of a fo person team.
Oisin is mainly self-taught and has recently finished Transition Year where he used some of his time to hone his programming skills. The IOI (International Olympiad in Informatics) is an annual international informatics competition for high school students from various invited countries, accompanied by social and cultural programmes.
It is one of the five international science Olympiads and is one of the most prestigious computer science competitions in the world. To earn his place on the team, Oisin had to compete in the Irish Finals, (the AIPO) This competition involved a very strong field of other candidates which included previous medal winners.
Only the top four competitors would make it through to represent Ireland. He will be taking part in a training camp in Cork in July, where the team will have access to some of the best mentors and leaders in this field.
They will then travel as a team to Baku where they will compete against the world's other elite young programmers.