A new season of the interesting COCI contests is kicking off! The first contest is scheduled earlier than usual. It will be on next Saturday(September 28th) and there won't be any contest in October. Let's hope for a high problem quality similarly to previous years. Here's the e-mail sent to the ioi-announce mail list:
Croatian Open Competition in Informatics COCI 2013/2014 Internet online contest series
Over the next seven months we are planning to organize seven online contests as a warm-up for the 2014 season of high school programming competitions. Everyone is welcome to participate!
Each contest will be three hours long and will feature six tasks. The tasks will be of widely varying difficulty; we are hoping to have many beginner or up-and-coming contestants participate, as well as those more experienced.
The first contest will be held on Saturday, 28th September 2013, starting at 14:00 (GMT/UTC). Check out your local times at http://hsin.hr/coci/next_contest.html.
You may use Pascal, C/C++ or Java as your programming language of choice.
We hope that you will join us or encourage your students to do so!
This is the eighth year in a row that we are hosting the COCI series. You can find tasks (statements, test data and solutions) from the previous seven years at http://hsin.hr/coci/. That is over 300 original tasks for students to practice on!