Poland is a medalist of the European Girl’s Olympiad in Informatics, Zurich 2021

The Polish team won two gold, one silver and one bronze medal, which placed them in third place behind Russia (4 gold) and Romania (2 gold and 2 silver). 157 participants from 43 countries around the world took part in the competition, each of them by up to four secondary school students

Among the participants, the most significant number were representatives of European countries (over 30), but also from the Americas (USA, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Brazil), Asia (India, Japan, Turkey, Israel), Africa (Egypt, Tunisia) and Australia and Oceania (New Zealand). Although by definition, high school students were allowed to take part in them, there were also a dozen or so girls from primary schools.

The competition hosts were the Swiss, but they were carried out remotely due to the pandemic. The Polish representatives were trained in Warsaw, participating in the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics of the University of Warsaw.

Gold medals for Poland were won by Jadwiga Świerczyńska and Zuzanna Ossowska, silver medal – Wiktoria Rozkosz (all from secondary schools), and bronze medal – Elżbieta Łabaj (from primary school). The caregivers of the Polish representatives were Piotr Chrząstowski-Wachtel from the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics of the University of Warsaw and Alicja Kluczek – a student of the Faculty.

In the photo from the left: Jadwiga Świerczyńska, Zuzanna Ossowska, Alicja Kluczek – the guardian of the national team, Elżbieta Łabaj, Wiktoria Rozkosz

EGOI 2021 is the first edition of a European programming competition for girls in high school. It is an annual international competition for young women interested in Computer Science. In two contest days, the participants solve challenging algorithmic problems. This competition aims to encourage more girls to discover computer science, give them an opportunity to build a network of like-minded women, and create female role models for other girls. It promotes young scientists and supports European countries’ social and cultural exchange.

The second edition of the competition will be held next year in Turkey.

More information about EGOI 2021 is available here

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