The ISSC fosters the development of computer competence among young people in the region. In addition to this, it provides the opportunity for participants to gain a better understanding of the culture and lifestyle of each other’s country. The interaction participants have with each other before and after the competition provides them with the opportunity to network with each other, build friendships and learn from each other.
We aim to inspire and encourage the next generation to pursue a career and further study within the rapidly growing IT and technology industry. Each year the contest is held in a different country to provide students with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the culture of their peers as they learn and network with each other. Participating students are the best in their country, having won through a series of challenging local and national competitions in order to be selected to represent their nation at the international level.
During the competition, students are presented with four different problems which they must solve in a team of three.
A trial competition is conducted the day before the event to ensure that all teams understand the format of the competition. It also provides a casual environment for teams to socialize with and learn from their peers.