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The 2000 British Informatics Olympiad

BIO 2000 is now over. Schools and colleges throughout mainland Britain were invited to enter the 2000 British Informatics Olympiad. This competition is open to all students in full-time pre-university education, and involves 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 will take place in schools during the first three weeks of March 2000. This involves solving a range of problems using a computer. The second stage is the final, held in Cambridge from 31 March-2 April. The top four finalists will make up the team to travel to Beijing for the 2000 International Olympiad in Informatics, hosted by China.

As well as the possibility of winning a medal - our competitors won twelve in the last five years, including three golds - the team will enjoy VIP treatment and get to socialise with contestants from over 65 different countries that will take part.

The team members are to be:

One reserve was also chosen:

The other finalists were:

See the links below for information about BIO 2000.

General information can be found through the BIO Index, including:


BIO 2000 is sponsored by Data Connection Limited, one of the UK's most successful software development companies.

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