The Junior Balkan Olympiad in Informatics winners awarded

Ohrid, 18th of September 2015

A ceremony of awarding medals to the best contestants took place in Ohrid at the end of the 9th Junior Balkan Olympiad in Informatics, organized by the Computer Society of Macedonia. From 14 to 19 September, The Republic of Macedonia hosted a programming event preceding the Balkan and the International Olympiad in Informatics.


Participants of The Junior Balkan Olympiad in Informatics were students younger than 15 years. The JBOI was held with the participation of the Balkan Initiative members: Macedonia, Cyprus, Romania, Moldova, Greece, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, as well as countries Poland and Slovenia that received special invitations. The best contestant came from Poland, Juliusz Pham; Ovidiu Răzvan Hârșan from Romania was the best official contestant; Marko Calasan won the bronze medal, thus being the best contestant from the Republic of Macedonia. The award ceremony was attended by a representative of the Ministry of Information Society and Administration.


Each country participated with a team of up to four secondary school students, and two team leaders (leader and deputy team leader). Students competed in solving algorithmic problems in two days. According to Mile Jovanov, president of the Association of Information Technology of Macedonia and chairman of the JBOI, this event confirms the commitment to supporting informatics and creation of information society by Macedonian computer scientists:


"These kind of competitions in which the best contestants from the countries are offered to participate, represent an incentive for other students to gain interest in computer science and programming. Students participants who achieve significant results, will have an opportunity to study at prestigious universities in the world”, Jovanov said. He thanked the Ministry of Information Society and Administration, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering (FINKI)-Skopje and University of Information Science and Technology- Ohrid for their support, as well as the sponsors: Nordeus, Vista Group, Semos Education, Netcetera, Telekom, Microsoft and Alkaloid.





Ministry of Information Society and Administration