Chair of IOI 2016, Dr. Vladimir Kiryukhin National Research Nuclear University MEPhI
Russia is holding the 28th International Olympiad in Informatics. The IOI already has a rich history. I have been present at every Olympiad since the first one in 1989 and can say that with IOI 2016 we have used all this experience to prepare to the highest level.
Olympiad participants have been provided with the most modern of campuses and new equipment, and a large body of IT specialists from many leading universities in Russia have come to be present.
I would like to bring attention to the fact that the Olympiad in Russia will feature young, talented programmers from every continent on Earth. Participants at IOI 2016 have the unique opportunity make new, like-minded friends and expand the young Olympiad community, as the demands of the modern-day world of global informatics can only be met through the efforts of a new generation of computer specialists.
I hope that the hospitality shown at IOI 2016 stays in the hearts of every participant, and that participants are touched not just by the culture of Russia, but also its soul.
The first man in space Yuri Gagarin began his flight with the brief words “we’re off!”.
It is these words I would like to impart to you: participants at IOI 2016, and young citizens of the world.