ICL Group to Hold 16th International Programming Tournament
An Open Tournament in Competitive Programming among high school and university students will for the 16th time take place in Kazan on March 12-13, 2016.
Teams from Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kazan and other cities of Russia strived for the victory in the ICL Tournament in 2015. Besides, foreign teams traditionally participate in the competition, thus it is valid to call it not only an all-Russia tournament but an international one. In 2016, the year of the 25th anniversary of ICL Group, teams from Tatarstan, regions of Russia and also from Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, and other foreign countries are expected at the Tournament.
The ICL Tournament is held according to the rules close to the standards of ACM — the International Collegial Programming Contest for students. Beside the competitions, the event will include entertaining games, Kazan sightseeing tours and workshops for programmers. The winners of the Tournament will be awarded with high-performance ICL ultrabooks.
ICL’s partners in holding the Tournament are the RT Ministry of Education and Science, the leading universities — Kazan (Volga region) Federal University (KFU) and Kazan National Research Technical University named after A. N. Tupolev (KNRTU-KAI), and Kazan IT Park. In Tatarstan the ICL Tournament has a status of an open Republican programming tournament for university teams and high school teams.
To take part in the Tournament you are to put together a team of 3 high school or university students, register before February 14, 2016, and pass the try-out.
ICL Group regularly and consistently supports talented young people who are interested in self-development in IT sphere. Along with the annual Tournament the support includes the following aspects:
• 10 scholarships for IT students annually;
• Probation in ICL Group (more than 50% of probationers are accepted for employment when the probation period ends);
• Joint educational programs with the leading universities of the region — KFU and KNRTU-KAI which provide the students with enhanced system training and practical experience;
• Intensive IT courses (80-170 academic hours).
“Talented youth provides the basis for the development of IT industry. Nowadays it is especially important to enable gifted young people to show their abilities, to keep up their interest in IT, to help them develop professionally and personally. That is the genuine goal of the Tournament,” said Victor Diachkov, General Director of ICL Group. “2016 is an anniversary year for ICL Group, and we expect a record number of participants at the Tournament. I would like to wish each of them to be self-assured and to find correct solutions — not only at the competition but also in their further education and professional activities.”