Dates for MCO 2014: 19-20 April 2014

UPDATE: Please go to http://ioimalaysia.org/mco-2014/ for most current info.

The Malaysia Computing Olympiad 2014 (MCO 2014) will be held on 19-20 April 2014 (Saturday-Sunday) at Wisma JobStreet.com, 27 Lorong Medan Tuanku 1, Off Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50300 Kuala Lumpur.

Plan to arrive by 3pm on Saturday for the test session. MCO 2014 should conclude by 4pm on Sunday.

Other details are still being finalized — stay tuned.

Official invitation will be sent to all qualified participants via schools at the end of March.

How to Qualify for MCO 2014

UPDATE: Please go to http://ioimalaysia.org/mco-2014/ for most current info.

MCO 2014 will be held in Apr 2014. Actual date and location is to be determined.

Qualification criteria – must fulfill all the following:

1. At least an Honorable Mention in MCC 2012 or MCC 2013.

2. Solve at least one full complete problem in COCI or USACO contests, 2013/2014 season by March 2014 - http://hsin.hr/coci/ and http://usaco.org/

3. Not enrolled yet in a university (as of July 2014) and born after 1 July 1994.

4. Have not participated in the International Olympiad in Informatics.

There are about 20 qualifiers so far, who have qualified via the January contests.

For more details, please visit our FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/319725191480376/

Material for Self-learning

Here are great resources to prepare yourself for the Malaysian Computing Olympiad:

C++ Tutorial:
http://www.cprogramming.com/tutorial/c++-tutorial.html

When you encounter new syntax or forget something, you can search through:
http://www.cplusplus.com/doc/

Sign up for practice at these sites:
www.codeforces.com (do Codeforces Rounds, practice problems, and read others’ codes)
www.topcoder.com (do SRMs and read algorithm tutorials)
www.usaco.org (do USA Computing Olympiad and training gateway)

Learn problem-solving techniques and algorithms at:
https://sites.google.com/site/stevenhalim/ (start with the free e-book)

The more you code, the faster you learn. So start now!

Malaysia bags two silvers at IOI2013, Brisbane!

At our second time participating in the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), two students, How Si Yu and Tham Ying Hong, obtained silver medals.

silvers
From left: Tham Ying Hong, Dr. Ong Shien Jin (leader), How Si Yu

Our individual scores and ranks are as follows:
How Si Yu, 433, 45th rank, Silver
Tham Ying Hong, 359, 75th rank, Silver (exactly at the cutoff. phew!)
How Si Wei, 210, 159th rank
Lim Yun Kai, 140, 200th rank
The scoreboard is available here.

There were 299 official contestants. Hence, 25 gold medalists (480 and above), 50 silver medalists (359 and above), and 74 bronze medalists (220 and above).

For more info, check out the official IOI site.