We are happy to present the Philippine team to this year’s International Olympiad in Informatics, hosted by Singapore and held online. They will represent the country in the world’s most prestigious computing competition for high school students.
Dan Alden Baterisna
grade 12, De La Salle University Senior High School
Dan likes playing with all things tech. Between school and practice, he is busy learning the intricacies of the bottom lane and watching speedrun videos online. He plans on studying computer science in college and hopes to give back to the competitive programming community, especially in the Philippines. He won a silver medal at the IOI in Tsukuba, Japan in 2018, and a bronze medal at the IOI in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2019.
grade 12, British School Manila
Steven had always been fascinated with computers from a young age. After writing his first Python program in Grade 5, he made it his goal to improve his programming skills and knowledge in computer science. He first got into competitive programming in 2017 and since then has joined the NOI in all subsequent years. Aside from computers, he also enjoys reading, writing, and playing video games.
Dion Stephan Ong
grade 12, Ateneo de Manila Senior High School
Dion has dabbled in math for a while. In elementary and high school, he was the national winner of the Metrobank Math Challenge. Last year, he also competed in the International Mathematical Olympiad. Lately, he discovered informatics and found the shift to algorithms instinctive. In college, he plans to pursue computer science to develop smart cities.
grade 11, Saint Jude Catholic School
Steven first discovered programming around 5 years ago when he created circuits and logic gates in Minecraft. Creating these contraptions are like solving computational problems, both of which he enjoys indulging in. The joy he finds in problem-solving extends to the different math, science, and programming competitions he participates in, and even to teaching fellow schoolmates how to approach various kinds of puzzles.