We are back!
Yannick Catherine, Madhav Ramlugun, Rajiv Perseedoss and I will most probably never ever forget this Indian adventure. In a way, it was a dream come true. Two months ago, no one would have thought that we would be able to organise this trip. But I must thank Sudha Cheerkoot-Jalim, Pascal Grosset and Anwar Chutoo who have really worked hard to make this come true.
I’ve discussed with some coaches there and I noticed that most competitors had had years of preparation before coming to the contest. And by preparation, I don’t mean rote-learning. The kids really are good problem solvers and excellent programmers. That’s the whole point of the event.
I believe that, with some changes in the way we present problem solving and programming to our students, their level will quickly increase up to a point where we can realistically say:
(Boat picture from Khairul)