The Best Programmers of 16th ICL International Tournament Announced
16th International Tournament in Programming among high school and university students took place in Kazan on March 12-13. It was timed to 25th anniversary of ICL Group and gathered a record number of participants.
The honored guests — First Deputy Minister of Informatization and Communications Yury Bagrov, Vice-Rector for Educational Activities of KNITU-KAI (Kazan National Research Technical University), Director of VmiIT-VMK (Institute of Computational Mathematics and Information Technologies of K(P)FU (Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University) and heads of KNITU-KAI and K(P)FU divisions noticed the high level of knowledge of the teams taking part in the Tournament and good management of the whole Event.
Victor Diachkov, the General Director of ICL Group, in his turn, thanked the President of the Republic of Tatarstan and the top management of the universities for high quality education that enables students, straight out of university, to successfully work in such an innovational field as Information Technologies.
«We have a consistent long-term vision of IT industry’s future in Tatarstan and Russia and combine efforts of the Government, educational institutions and businesses. All the participants of the Tournament form the basis of IT future development in the country, and we are aimed at helping young people show their abilities and rise to a new level of professional development», said Victor Diachkov.
After two days of «struggle of wits» of 39 selected teams, the panel of experts headed by Dmitry Khokhlov, PhD in Engineering, Assistant Professor of the Chair of Automated Information Processing Systems & Control in KNITU-KAI decided on the winners of the Tournament. The following teams topped the table of university teams:
1. «Ural FU Dandelion», the team of Ural Federal University (Yekaterinburg) — 13 problems solved, 1,381 penalty minutes recorded.
2. «SPb SU Base», the team of Saint Petersburg State University — 13 problems solved, 1,400 penalty minutes recorded.
3. «Moscow IPT Jinotega», the team of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology — 13 problems solved, 1,552 penalty minutes recorded.
The following teams topped the table of high school teams:
1. «Awww» (SESC UrFU (Special Education Support Center of Ural Federal University) (Ekaterinburg)), Lyceum No 165, Nizhny Novgorod, and Moscow Chemical Lyceum) — 9 problems solved, 1,109 penalty minutes recorded.
2. The team of Mytishchi School of Programmers — 8 problems solved, 1,295 penalty minutes recorded.
3. «Kamskie Bogatyri» («Kama Bogatyrs») (Gymnasium No 26, Naberezhnye Chelny) — 6 problems solved, 646 penalty minutes.
The best Tatarstan teams — the high school team «Kamskie Bogatyri» and the university team «Kazan FU #3» (Kazan Federal University) — got the prize of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan.
In 2016 the international status of the Tournament was confirmed by participation of a team from Serbia. Their participation was especially important for ICL taking into consideration the fact that ICL Services had opened a support service office in Belgrade. Igor Katykov, Director of Serbia Branch, handed out awards to the winners together with the award panel.
170 high school and university teams from 7 countries including the ones from Russia’s leading educational institutions (Moscow State University, Saint Petersburg National Research University ITMO, etc.) were registered in the try-outs of the international competition. Over the entire history of the Tournament, more than five thousands of young programmers took part in it. Many of them have already become leading experts and managers in IT all over Russia, including ICL.