SOI Camp 2023 in Sarnen
SOI Day 2023
15 September – 30 November 2022
October – November 2022
End of the First Round
30 November 2022
14 January 2023
Training Camp in Sarnen
11 – 18 February 2023
11/12 and 26/27 May 2023
EGOI in Sweden
15 – 22 July 2023
CEOI in Germany
13 - 19 August 2023
IOI in Hungary
28 August – 4 September 2023
The first round is conducted online. It starts on 15 September 2022 and ends on 30 November 2022. Everyone who satisfies the conditions of participations can participate. There are two categories: junior and regular. If you can participate this year and the following two more years, you are eligible for the junior round. The five tasks are chosen to promote creativity and good ideas – prior knowledge in programming and algorithms is useful, but not required.
The workshops teach you everything you need to know to the tasks of the first round. You’ll learn about C++ and algorithmic problem solving. The workshops can be attended free of charge. No matter how much background knowledge you have, you will certainly benefit.
End of the First Round
The first round ends on November 30, but SOI just started: the 2H round opens which will prepare you for the next round and the camp.
We will correct the non-feedback tasks and invite the camp participants in early December. The official results are revealed during SOI day.
The SOI Day is an event in Zurich that will take place in January 2023, during which the results and awards of the first round will be published. Furthermore, the tourney to find the winner of the creativity task will take place at SOI day. Finally, there will be gripping speeches on topics of computer science.
The Sarnen camp is a week-long training camp for top 16 participants from the regular round, the top 8 participants of the junior round and some guest countries. There are lectures, practice tasks and training contests, but there is also ample time to meet the other participants and have lots of fun.
A total of 60 participants (20 junior, 40 regular) of the first round qualify for the second round. Participation in the SOI-Camp is not mandatory for participation in the second round.
The second round consists of three parts:
- 2T (400pts, theoretical): pen-and-paper exam written in Zurich or Lausanne.
- 2P (400pts, practical): online exam written from home.
- 2H (200pts, homework): solve some full-feedback training tasks starting from December 1st
The top 12 participants of the second round are invited to the final round in Bern and Zürich. Additionally, wild cards can be given, usually there are 15 finalists in total. During the final round there are four practical programming contests that are held on two times two days in Bern and Zürich. In the finals and at IOI, you will not be allowed to use any language other than C++ or Python to solve the tasks.
The EGOI, the European Girls’ Olympiad in Informatics, is a competition where countries from all over Europe send their best female participants. The first edition was held in 2021 in Zurich. The best four female participants at the second round of this year’s Swiss Olympiad in Informatics will make up the Swiss team at EGOI.
The CEOI, the Central European Olympiad in informatics, is similar in style to the IOI. While smaller in scale, getting a medal is usually more difficult than at IOI.
Over 80 nations send their 4 best students to compete in the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI). The IOI is the most important, but not the only international event where the best participants of the SOI can meet, exchange and compete with other teenagers.
See full agenda for a list of all dates.