Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Ukrainian universities to compete in ACM programming contest at UrFU

Students from five Ukrainian universities will travel to Yekaterinburg in June to compete in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest hosted by Ural Federal University.

Students from Kiev, Kharkov, Odessa, Simferopol and Vinnytsia will join student programmers from across 44 countries at the 2014 ACM ICPC competition. Event organizers estimate that 122 student teams will be participating in this year's competition.

In total, an estimated 1,500 college students from Europe, North America, Asia, Latin America, the Pacific, Africa and the Middle East will compete against one another in a variety of information technology challenges.

"Carrying Championship in Yekaterinburg confirms the high status of the Russian school of programming and meaningful role in the university training of highly qualified specialists in the field of information technologies," UrFU Rector Viktor Koksharov said.

The UrFU programming team has won the ACM ICPC bronze medal for the last four years.

"Preparing the [Yekaterinburg] is in normal mode," Magaz Asanov, the director of computer science and the university's team coach, said. "But only one team for the finals - is only the tip of the pyramid. Preparing is much wider. For example, we spend the next weekend competition in the individual championship among juniors programming on the site of 'SKB Circuit' -- is also a kind of preparation for the championship."