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Indonesian Olympiad in Informatics

Ilham W. KURNIAa, Brian MARSHALb

aComputer Science Faculty, University of Kaiserslautern, TU Kaiserslautern Fachbereich Informatik, Gebäude 34, Postfach, 30 49, D-67653 Kaiserslautern E-mail: ilham@cs.uni-kl.de

bSchool of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University Nanyang Avenue, Block N4, Singapore 639798 E-mail: brian.marshal@pmail.ntu.edu.sg


This article describes the experience of Indonesian Olympiad in Informatics (abbreviated as OKI in Indonesian) in introducing informatics to young generation in Indonesia through a form of competition. Organizing an informatics olympiad in a large developing country requires dealing with a myriad of challenges, such as unbalanced distribution of infrastructure development and poor human resource. In Indonesia, these challenges are dealt by staging a multi-tiered selection, concentrating on developing online training system and creating a strong cooperation with top universities. We analyze briefly how these efforts impact the spread of participation of OKI.


informatics, olympiad, training

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