Noic was founded in 2013 with the goal to promote scientific olympiads and democratize access to them. Its website has an olympic journal, study guides, and problem sets to a lot of national and international olympiads. The website has almost 2 million accesses and has always been completely run by students.
I joined Noic in 2015, and I started the initiative of writing a course for informatics olympiads from zero. At that time, there was little online material teaching competitive programming in Portuguese, and the course quickly became a widespread source for students who wanted to learn to code for the olympiad.
From 2016 to 2017 I was the director of the project and took the initiative further, finding contributors from other areas to create courses in other disciplines.