The Organizing Team


Martin Gomez works in IBM as its Worldwide Communications Leader. He also taught part-time in Xavier School and founded the XS NeXT Lab which aims to teach programming and robotics to high school students. He has been instrumental in securing the approval for the inclusion of the Philippine delegation in the IOI.


Kevin Atienza graduated summa cum laude from UP Diliman Computer Science. While he was in college, he won numerous international awards from competitions. He is one of only a handful of Filipinos who have qualified for the ACM-ICPC World Finals. He is also a prominent judge and problem setter in the international algorithmic programming contest community. Last 2016, he won second place in the Google Code Jam World Finals held last July in New York City, making him the only Filipino to join and win the said contest.


Payton Yao took up Computer Science in UP Diliman and graduated cum laude. He was the secondary lead developer in Kalibrr, a Y-Combinator start-up in the Philippines, for two years before he served as the lead developer in YesCredit. He is currently studying in the National University of Singapore (NUS) this year to study under their School of Computing.


Jared Asuncion studied Mathematics in UP Diliman and graduated cum laude. Upon graduation, he taught mathematics in the university for two years. During this period, he was then invited to take up a Masters degree in Algebra, Geometry, and Number Theory in Europe under an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. This July 2016, he graduated under the double degree course, obtaining diplomas from Universiteit Leiden (Netherlands) and Université de Bordeaux (France).


Tim Dumol is an avid competitor in programming contests, a machine learning enthusiast, and a full-stack developer. He has been in love with math and coding since high school. Tim’s first foray into open source was in his senior year at high school, where he was a heavy contributor to the web UI for the Sage mathematical software package. Thereafter, he discovered the excitement of programming contests, and placed in several national and international contests, such as the Google Code Jam, the Manila Game Jam, and the ACM ICPC. While competing in college, Tim freelanced for a couple of years until he was found by Kalibrr, where he now works as its Chief Software Engineer. This makes him without a doubt, a programmer of such great kalibrr.


Vernon Gutierrez studied Computer Science in Ateneo de Manila University. As a college student, he participated for three years in the ACM-ICPC regional contest. He also interned at ByImplication, makers of the award-winning Imagine Cup Game Wildfire and Metro Manila commuting app Sakay.PH. After graduating, he taught various computer science subjects in Ateneo such as Intro to Computing, Competitive Programming, and an advanced Data Structures and Algorithms course. Apart from that, he is the coach of the Ateneo college programming team. He is also very involved in projects which aims to train students and coaches with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of competitive programming in the Philippines.


Tonette Rivera is currently taking up law at the University of the Philippines College of Law. She works as a legal assistant at the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board and uses her spare time for lobby for free legal representation and institutional support for various sectors. She took up Entrepreneurial Management in UA&P and uses her experience in marketing and business to help the team raise funds and build partnerships with different institutions.