Delegation of 10 Countries Prepares to Organize International Computer Olympiad in Yogyakarta

Center for National Achievement (Puspresnas), Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemendikbudristek) received 17 participants from 10 countries in preparation for the international Olympics in the field of computer science, International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) 2022, in Yogyakarta. The activity, which takes place on April 11 to 15, 2022, is a preparation for the implementation of IOI 2022 which will be held next August.

Acting (Plt.) Head of Puspresnas, Asep Sukmayadi said, the implementation of IOI in Indonesia this year was the result of the collaboration of various parties, especially the Puspresnas Kemendikbudristek which was supported by the Alumni Association of the Indonesian Computer Olympiad Team. The ten countries that were present in Yogyakarta were countries that were included in the international committee, including Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Hungary, Egypt, Latvia, Brazil, Macedonia, Chile, and Azerbaijan.

In his remarks delivered at the opening of the event, Benjamin Burton, President of IOI, expressed his confidence that the next IOI will be well organized. “I appreciate the decision taken to return to holding IOI activities in person after two years of being online during the pandemic,” he said at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Yogyakarta (11/4).

Asep added that the purpose of IOI’s activities was not just to win medals, but to develop education in the field of information technology for the younger generation. In addition, he said, this momentum is expected to increase students’ awareness of global action in voicing the goals of sustainable development, the internet of things, big data and the metaverse era.

“Thus, it is hoped that the competence of the younger generation can benefit mankind throughout the world,” he said.

At the 2018 IOI in Tsukaba, Japan, Indonesia was appointed as the host to hold the 34th IOI. The Winter Meeting, which was attended by the International Committee (IC), the International Technical Committee (ITC), the International Scientific Committee (ISC) and the organizing committee, was an activity carried out six months prior to the IOI implementation. Aims to discuss plans for the implementation of IOI 2022 and ensure the readiness of the host in organizing the competition and provide recommendations regarding its implementation.

IOI itself is an annual agenda in the field of informatics which aims to increase students’ interests and talents in the field of informatics. In addition, to bring together students from various countries who have the same abilities and interests. Indonesia has participated in this activity since 1995 when the 7th IOI was held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.*

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