Elena Marinova, President of Musala Soft and Chairman of the Development Board of the Natural Sciences Olympic Teams Association (NSOTA) is part of the initiation committee of the first European Junior Olympiad in Informatics eJOI (http://ejoi.org/).
The other three initiators of the event are prof. Krassimir Manev, President of the Intarnational Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), PhD Biserka Yovhceva, Founder of “A&B” School of Informatics in Shumen and Alexey Hristov, Chairman of the Management Board of the Natural Sciences Olympic Team Association (NSOTA).
In the period September 7-13, 2017, teams from 22 Council of Europe member countries will gather in Sofia to compete for the medals of eJOI and share their passion for programming. The children aged up to 15.5 years will have an unforgettable experience as the agenda of the event also includes sightseeing trips in Sofia and in Plovdiv, as well as other fun challenges and entertainment.
The first European Junior Olympiad in Informatics eJOI will be held under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Rumen Radev, Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner on Education, Culture, Youth and Sport and Maria Gabriel, European Commissioner on Digital Economy and Society. The Olympiad is endorsed by the Bulgarian members of the European Parliament and will follow the rules and standards of the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI).
The Olympiad will be hosted by Sofia Municipality, the Ministry of Education and Science, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and Sofia Tech Park. Gold sponsors of the European Junior Olympiad in Informatics (eJOI) are Abrites Automotive Solutions, Telelink and America for Bulgaria Foundation. Silver sponsors are: SAP, Telerik Academy, Chaos Group, Milara International and Georgi Chilikov Foundation. Bronze sponsors are: Walltopia, VMWare, ScaleFocus, Sirma Group, Predistic, Devin, Ubisoft, Ciela Norma, HyperScience, Fibank, Programista;. The full list of organizers, partners, sponsors and contributors of eJOI is published on the website of the Olympiad.
The aim and primary purpose of this elite educational event is to encourage the interest of young children in IT and to stimulate competitive software development in Europe as a whole, as well as acknowledge the best young IT talents. With the first European Junior Olympiad in Informatics eJOI, the IT society of the Council of Europe wants to engage the public attention with the importance of science and technology for a sustainable future of the IT industry and to demonstrate the efforts that all the institutions involved are investing to encourage and support the development of the most successful young talents in the field.