Benjamin Bajd from Kranj Becomes the Bronze Medallist of the European Olympiad in Informatics

Benjamin Bajd, a pupil of the Simon Jenk basic school (Kranj, Gorenjska region), became a bronze medallist of the European Junior Olympiad in Informatics. The Olympiad was held at the University of Innopolis (Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation) from 26 July to 1 August 2018. Young programmers from 21 countries of Europe took part in the Olympiad. Slovenia was represented by 4 schoolchildren, who won 2 bronze medals. One of the awards went to the Gorenjska region.

Since last year, programmers (students of basic schools) have been testing their knowledge in competing with their peers during the European Junior Olympiad in Informatics. This year, the Olympiad has been held for the second time. The selection of young programmers was carried out within the framework of the Festival of Innovative Technologies – Programming in Basic Schools Using Different Languages organized by the Slovenian Technical Culture Union.

The Slovenian delegation consisting of 4 schoolchildren and 2 mentors flew to the Olympiad with a flight change in Moscow, where its members had several hours to see the city. All delegations participating in the Olympiad lived in a suburb of Kazan, in a new university centre.

Benjamin Bajd, now a graduate of the Simon Jenk basic school, will become a student of the Kranj Gymnasium on the third of September. It is worth noting that in the ninth grade he received several national gold awards in Mathematics, Logics and Informatics.