Thursday, March 22, 2018

UrFU students receive gold, silver medals at IT competition

Two Ural Federal University students recently received the gold and silver medals at Kiev National University of Culture and Arts' IT-Planet competition.

UrFU student Alexander Fomenko received the gold medal in the "protocols, services and equipment" category, while Kalegin Paul received second place in the "Programming 1C: Enterprise 8" event.

The competition drew 118 IT students from across Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan, to compete in a variety of information technology programming scenarios. This year's competition also featured new categories such as "using software and administration", "programming," "digital art" and "Telecom."

"The task was the most difficult of all I've seen before," Fomenko said. "It was necessary to build a telecommunications network for the bank with many remote offices, while providing protection against hackers and viruses, organize surveillance on all platforms and Wi-Fi. It was necessary to offer a solution to reduce the cost of domestic phone calls without disturbing the expensive PBXs and phones."