BOI 2013 declared open!


In a surprising move, BOI 2013 chairmen Lutz Hellmig and Wolfgang Pohl dropped their jackets, put on the official contest T-shirts, and declared the 19th Baltic Olympiad in Informatics open. This was the end of a brief opening ceremony that gave varied impressions: of the guides, the teams, the development of BOI, the City and surroundings of Rostock, an finally of  Rostock university with its Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering and its Institute of Informatics.

As special guests, the faculty’s vice dean Oliver Staadt and institute director Peter Forbrig welcomed the nine delegations from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden and, of course, Germany. The ceremony was accompanied by a brillant guitar duo, and followed by similarly brillant food at the reception (delivered by Studentenwerk Rostock).

All teams had arrived more or less in time; only two Estonian contestants will arrive late: on Tuesday morning, just minutes before the first competition starts. Good luck to everyone on the first day – challenging tasks are waiting for you!



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