Well-rested (hopefully) and prepared, the participants tackled the individual contest, starting at 9:00 AM. The problems were colourful and diverse, just like previous years, in languages ranging from nauatl and arammba, to wambaya, to even Soundex.
The organizers were prepared for the event as well, providing much needed water and food for the participants in-between the breaks from problem-solving. The tasks, some students say, were hard, but not impossible.
With the individual contest already behind them, the participants had all the time in the world (well, at least until Thursday) to relax from languages and numbers. After dinner, the Olympiad’s organizers scheduled an IOL Fire Party, full of events, singing, and a couple of drones recording the entire thing.
The events gave the participants a possibility to showcase all of their talants, other than linguistics.
It was also a chance for students and organizers alike to gather around, get to know each other and share the enjoyment of being a part of the 13th IOL.