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  • Bend it Like Beckham: ITMO Winners of VK Hackathon Develop App for Honing Football Skills

    At the end of September, a team of ITMO University students took the grand prix of one of the largest hackathons in Russia. Today, they are working on an app for a major sports media outlet. ITMO.NEWS met the members to find out how a neural network can help you become a football ace and why they’re not hurrying to accept job offers from leading tech companies. 


  • Education Goes Digital: Results of ITMO DigiEduHack

    On October 3-4, ITMO University hosted ITMO DigiEduHack, a hackathon on digital education organized as part of the European Commission’s major initiative. The event brought together dozens of teams from the UK, Italy, Finland and other countries that collaborated on projects in the field of digital education. ITMO University became the only hackathon’s venue in Russia. The competition in St. Petersburg gathered over 100 participants: students, lecturers, university graduates, school children and professional programmers.


  • ITMO University Students Win The Largest Hackathon in History

    On September 27-29, the Russian city of Kazan hosted the final round of the Digital Breakthrough competition for IT specialists, designers, and managers in the field of the digital economy. This event was included in the Guinness Book of Records thanks to the record number of participants. Among the winners were ITMO University students: Kirill Pugin, a student at Information Technologies and Programming Faculty, and Valeria Timofeeva, a Master’s student at the Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, the students share about the competition and their plans for the future.


  • Participate in ITMO DigiEduHack and Win 5,000 Euros

    October 3, 2019 marks the start of ITMO DigiEduHack, a hackathon in digital education organized by ITMO University’s Department for Educational Policy. Part of the European Commission’s major initiative, the event will bring together dozens of teams from the UK, France, Italy, Russia and other countries who will collaborate on projects in the field of digital education and compete for the main prize of 5,000 euros. All ITMO University students and staff are invited to participate in the hackathon. The registration has already started and will last until September 25.


  • Congress of Young Scientists Participant Yaroslav Kapustin: Had I Not Worked on My Own Projects, I Never Would Have Learned What I Know

    How do you transfer data and communicate without an internet connection? Yaroslav Kapustin, a student of St. Petersburg’s school No. 225 and a participant of the Congress of Young Scientists, has presented a project that lets its users connect digital devices into a unified data network in the absence of mobile connection. Yaroslav spoke with ITMO.NEWS about his project Radio Chain and how he was able to develop his own projects and win at hackathons while still in school.


  • HackUniversity: Create, Think, and Simply Have a Good Time

    ITMO University students continue to secure victories at major hackathons. At the recently-concluded HackUniversity, students from ITMO placed first in the Logistics and Big Data categories. ITMO.NEWS spoke with the winners to learn more about this national competition, its challenges, and prizes.


  • ITMO Students About Hackathon at National Center for Cognitive Technologies

    How to determine users’ gender based on the data garnered via social media websites? How to process meteorological data? How to predict and manage customer outflow with the use of email marketing services? These and other questions were tackled at an interdisciplinary hackathon hosted by the National Center for Cognitive Technologies. Any ITMO University student could take part in the competition. The only condition for participation was a willingness to learn more about artificial intelligence.


  • 4SPB Hackathon: Machine Learning for Socially Significant Projects

    Last weekend, the Ingria business incubator hosted the 4SPB: Machine Learning for Civil Projects hackathon. For two days more than 50 participants, including students and staff of ITMO University, worked with data from ecological, human rights and charity organizations as well as social and urban projects. In this article, we'll be talking about how machine learning can be used to develop food-sharing services, solve the issue of human rights violations and promote citizen activism.


  • Career Guidance Hackathon: Winning Projects

    Individual project work is an integral part of the modern educational process, and staff members of the Faculty of Infocommunication Technologies offer their students an opportunity to try it as early as in their second year of bachelor studies. This year marked the second time when the students got the opportunity to participate in a hackathon instead of traditional practical assignments. Last weekend, the students presented their projects, and members of the jury chose the most interesting ones.


  • Start Your Career in IT: Career Guidance Hackathon at ITMO University

    The IT industry is full of exciting job opportunities for young professionals. To help second-year Bachelor’s students find their career passions, the staff of ITMO’s Faculty of Infocommunication Technologies organized a career guidance hackathon. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, the hackathon’s coordinators share about its program, as well as last year’s most exciting projects.