28th International Olympiad in Informatics

Friday, August 12 - Friday, August 19, 2016

17 August 2016
Fredrik Niemela: “The technical team you have, the Russian team, is excellent”

The chairman of the International Technical Committee (ITC) told us about his impressions of Russia, the excursions, and the technical details of IOI 2016.

- How does the contest management system developed by Russians differ from the Italian one?

- To be honest, it is very similar, they are both very good. At least there are no big issues with the system this year.

- How would you evaluate the complexity of the tasks this year?

- If you look over a longer period the tasks are definitely getting harder and harder. The first day’s tasks were unusually hard but the second day’s tasks were a little bit easier.

- How would you evaluate the technical infrastructure of the IOI: the service, laptops, machines and so on?

- The technical team you have, the Russian team, is excellent. It has been very good, I would say. I mean, you never get the perfect contest but it is very good.

- What is your overall impression of the IOI in Kazan?

- Personally, I love it. I think this is a great year. I am from Sweden and we like order. Logistics and transportation here are really good. Personally I think that the food has been great this year. I guess I like Russian food. All in all I think it has been a great event.

- Can you recommend anything on how it’s possible to improve it all?

- Sorry, I haven’t thought about that, so I don’t have a good answer.



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