The EGOI aims to promote female participation and excellence in the field of informatics by providing a platform for talented female students to showcase their skills and compete at an international level. Participants from various countries worldwide come together to solve challenging programming problems during the Olympiad.
Similar to other programming competitions, participants are typically required to solve a series of algorithmic and problem-solving tasks within a given time frame. The competition not only fosters technical skills but also encourages teamwork, critical thinking, and creativity.
The EGOI plays a crucial role in encouraging more women to pursue careers in computer science and related fields, where women are often underrepresented. By providing a supportive and competitive environment, the EGOI aims to inspire and empower young women to excel in the field of informatics.
The goal of EGOI is to encourage young women to enjoy and deepen their interest in Computer Science with particular focus on the following aspects:
Aside from the benefits for the participants, EGOI is an opportunity to increase public awareness about women in Computer Sciences. Ideally, this is achieved with a publicity campaign in cooperation with representatives from the industry. As one of the first hosts of the contest, The Netherlands has the opportunity to show itself as a pioneer in gender equality and promote itself as a leader in industry, education, and innovation.