Last 28 December 2016, members of the NOI.PH Organizing Committee Payton Yao and Tim Dumol met with Mr. Sherwin Pelayo, head of Pointwest Labs & Digital Capability Development. They discussed preparations for the National Olympiad in Informatics Philippines (NOI.PH) onsite finals next year. The meeting followed the generous invitation of Pointwest Technologies Corporation, through their leader Ms. Beng Coronel, to host the venue for the finals of the official qualifiers to the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI). The IOI is the most prestigious programming competition for high school students all over the world. Winners of the NOI.PH qualifiers will represent the country to the IOI in July.
The team brainstormed with Sherwin, Mr. Bong Camba, and Rene Canlas – Infrastructure and Security Leads of Pointwest – to finetune preparations and ensure a smooth and seamless NOI.PH Finals, now on its third year.
The National Olympiad in Informatics onsite finals will be on 18 – 19 February 2017 at Pointwest’s UP-Ayala Technohub offices. Students who garner the top 30 scores at the online eliminations to be held from 13 – 22 January 2017 will be invited to the onsite finals. Registration for the online eliminations are ongoing as of today.