After a week of testing, the 31st International Computer Olympics came to an end. The event ended this Sunday with the participation of 327 high school students from 87 different countries or regions and Portugal took the podium with Kevin Pucci of Dr. Júlio Martins Secondary School in Chaves.
In addition to Kevin Pucci, the Portuguese delegation was made up of Pedro Dias of the German School of Lisbon and Ricardo Antunes of the Castro Verde Secondary School. With this achievement the country accumulates two silver medals, after the first was won in 2018, and eight bronze.
Portugal has participated in this event since 1992, sending its best students selected through the National Computer Olympics, promoted and organized by the Association for the Promotion and Development of the Information Society – Apdsi, in collaboration with the Department of Computer Sciences of the Faculty of Sciences. from the University of Porto.
During the Olympics, prizes were also awarded for the Ibero-American Informatics and Computing Competition, an international competition designed to prepare the best students from various countries in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula for this event in Azerbaijan.
The best students of the National Olympics were invited to represent Portugal in the Contest and the overall result was one gold (Kevin Pucci), two silver (Pedro Dias and Diogo Nogueira) and three bronze medals (Paulo Cortundio, André Guimarães and David Nassauer). ).
In 2020, Singapore will host another edition of the International Computer Olympics, an event that puts to the test the computer and algorithmic knowledge of all participants, who do their best to represent their country.