The European Junior Olympiad in Informatics (eJOI) 2020 started on 02.09, with its virtual host Tbilisi, Georgia. The fourth edition of the Olympiad will be held online, with a record 27 countries participating this year!
At eJOI 2020, the Bulgarian National team will compete with great teams from Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Serbia, etc. Each country is represented by two teams of four people. Within two competition days (04.09-05.09) the contestants will have to solve six problems, where each one of them can bring the team from 0 to 100 points.
The achievements of the Bulgarian teams in eJOI so far include three gold, nine silver, and three bronze medals. According to the all-time summary ranking of medals in informatics, Bulgaria is on the fifth place in the world with 108 medals won – 27 gold, 43 silver, and 38 bronze.
“eJOI has a mission to train and educate highly qualified specialists in the software industry, not only in Bulgaria but also in the world, starting as early as possible. In this way, our talented children will contribute to the growth of their countries but also the whole world! ” – said Krasimir Manev, founder and current President of eJOI.
“EJOI sends a great message to all the children – there are many exciting paths for them in STEM and in particular – informatics. eJOI is a message to the governments and the IT industry as well – if we want to have a strong software business, we need to invest in mass and elite education.”- said Elena Marinova, President of Musala Soft and founder of eJOI.
According to the rules of conduct of the Olympiad, this year, the national teams of the participating countries must be located in the same place, where they will access the competition platform from. The Bulgarian national teams will be in Shumen, and their hosts are going to be the University of Shumen and the A&B School of Informatics.
“I am proud that Bulgaria is the founder and creator of eJOI. The unique thing about the Olympiad is that it gives young students up to the age of 15 the opportunity to compete internationally.” – said Biserka Yovcheva, head of the A&B School of Informatics and founder of eJOI.
“The contestants in the Bulgarian teams are from Sofia, Varna, Gabrovo, Pleven, and Shumen. An interesting fact is that this year we have teams from countries competing for the first time – like Israel, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.” – said Alexey Hristov, Chairman of the Board of Natural Sciences Olympic Teams Association in Bulgaria.
Additional information: eJOI (http://ejoi.org/) – The European Junior Olympiad in Informatics was founded in 2017 in Sofia by the President of the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) Krasimir Manev, Biserka Yovcheva and the School of Informatics “A&B” in Shumen, Alexey Hristov, Chairman of the Board of Natural Sciences Olympic Teams Association (NSOTA) in Bulgaria and Elena Marinova, Chairman of NSOTA and President of the software company “Musala Soft”. The first Olympiad was held in Sofia, Bulgaria – September 2017. In 2018 the host was Innopolis, Russia, and in 2019 – Maribor, Slovenia.
Take a look at the opening ceremony of the European Junior Olympiad in Informatics (eJOI) 2020 HERE