SOI Day Announcement

On Saturday, January 16th 2010, our annual SOI-Day will take place at ETH in Zurich. Starting at 10am we will present you interesting talks, solutions to some tasks of the first round, as well as, the ranking of the first round. Moreover you can look forward to the live Tank War-Contest, when we will let the submissions to the task «Tank War» play against each other to see which program is going to win it all.

The SOI-Day is open, so feel free to invite anybody you want.

Please have a look at the program for more details: program(german)

1T and 1P: Deadline in 9 days/+1 week for the creativity task

Just to inform you that you have 9 more days until the deadline for the practical and theoretical track of the first round of SOI 2010.

We prolong the deadline for the creativity task(tank war) by one week in order to give you the chance to enhance your programs even further.

Deadline Practical and Theoretical Track : Monday, 30th of November 2009 at midnight

Deadline Creativity Task : Monday, 7th of December 2009 at midnight

Note that you can (and should) submit earlier, so if you have problems with the submission, you can contact us.

SOI 2010 kick off - code your way to Canada!

SOI 2010 starts now - tasks online!

  soi_maple_small.jpg The tasks of the first round of the Swiss Olympiad in Informatics 2010 are online. Young computer enthusiasts can show their programming skills until November 30th and exchange their ideas with others. If you are amongst the best participants, you can win prizes, a spot in our training camp in Davos or even a ticket to the International Olympiad in Informatics 2010 held in Waterloo, Canada. To participate, sign up for an account on this webpage and submit your solutions until the end of November. Make sure to check out the rules and general information about SOI. Have fun solving the tasks!

All participants have to fulfill the following rules:

  • You can participate if you have been born on 1. July 1990 or later and you are enrolled at a swiss school (high-school, vocational school, etc) located in Switzerland during the period September to December 2009.
  • To participate, you need to register at the web page of SOI and set your status to Participant
  • You must participate under your own name.
  • We strongly encourage you to study from books and internet and exchange ideas with friends but do not copy any solutions (neither sourcecode nor the description) from these sources.
  • Solve the tasks on your own.

IOI Results

The SOI/IOI-Movie 2009 is online. Directed by Daniel Graf :
Movie, good quality (126MB)
Movie, mid-quality (53MB)

A IOI trip report written by the contestants (in german) can be found here:

The 21st International Olympiad in Informatics held in Bulgaria is over and the Swiss delegation just arrived after an interesting and competitive week. More than 300 students from over 80 countries competeted in an outstanding competition. The training of the Swiss delegation during the last year has paid off and we achieved 2 bronze medals thanks to Simon Laube and Daniel Graf (both from Sargans). The official ranking can be found here: and a more detailed report on the IOI will follow.

We would like to congratulate Simon Laube and Daniel Graf, as well as the other two IOI-Contestants Florian Scheidegger (Interlaken) and Adrian Roos (Bern) for their achievements.


From left to right: Florian Scheidegger, Daniel Graf (bronze medal), Simon Laube (bronze medal), Adrian Roos

Swiss Delegation at CEOI 2009

This year, a delegation from Switzerland participated at the Central European Olympiad in Informatics (CEOI). It took place in Tîrgu Mures, Rumania, from 8. to 14. July. Unfortunately, the medals were just missed very closely. A detailed report in German can be found here.

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