Federal Student Competition Informatics (Bundeswettbewerb Informatik)

The Federal Student Competition Informatics (Bundeswettbewerb Informatik) seeks to identify exceptionally talented high school students and to spark their interest in informatics topics. The entry level of the competition, the so-called "informatics beaver," is open to high school students in years 5 - 13. At the high end of the competition a special selection procedure determines the German team members for the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI).
The Federal Student Competition Informatics is supported jointly by the German Society for Informatics (GI), the Fraunhofer Information and Communication Technology Group, and MPI-INF, and it is funded by BMBF. Selected second-round finalists are invited to participate in the annual computer science day for exceptionally talented high school students at MPI-INF free of charge. This event provides an opportunity to participate in small projects and gives finalists the opportunity to interact with active researchers from the institute and from the cluster on a first-hand personal basis. These activities are coordinated by Christoph Weidenbach. This year, we also helped to coach the German IOI team members.
IOI 2010 was held in Waterloo, Canada, and we are proud to report that two of our team members won gold medals.

See the German website of the "Bundeswettbewerb Informatik" for more information.