| The British
Informatics Olympiad is
the computing competition for schools and colleges.
BIO'99 was sponsored by Data Connection.
|The 1999 British Informatics Olympiad|
120 schools and colleges throughout mainland Britain entered the 1999 British Informatics Olympiad. This competition was open to all students in full-time pre-university education, and involved solving problems against the clock, using nothing more than pen, paper and a computer.
The BIO consists of three stages. The first is a 3-hour test, the British Informatics Olympiad, which took place in schools in February 1999 and involved solving a range of problems using a computer. The second stage is the final, held at Christ's College, Cambridge, from 26-28 March 1999. The top four finalists made up the team that travelled in October to the 1999 International Olympiad in Informatics, hosted by Turkey.
As well as winning four medals - taking the total won by our competitors to twelve in the last five years, including three golds - the team enjoyed VIP treatment and were able to socialise with contestants from over 65 different countries that took part.
See the links below for information about BIO'99 and the team's performance at the IOI.
General information can be found through the BIO Index, including:
BIO'99 was sponsored by Data Connection, one of the UK's most successful software development companies.