OLYMPIADS IN INFORMATICS, 2016, Vol. 10, pp. 223 - 230
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Bridging the Gap Between Bebras and Olympiad: Experiences from the Netherlands
Willem van der VEGT
Dutch Olympiad in Informatics
Windesheim University for Applied Sciences
PO Box 10090, 8000 GB Zwolle, The Netherlands
While the number of contestants in the Dutch Olympiad in Informatics was declining, the number of participants in the Bebras contest grew rapidly. In order to reach these Bebras participants for joining the Olympiad, several steps were taken. We analyzed the differences between the contests. We offered Bebras contestants an introductory course in programming. And we changed he contest format of the first round of the Olympiad, introducing two new types of tasks. As a result, the number of contestants increased and girls returned to the Olympiad.
Bebras contest, Olympiad in Informatics.
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