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The results of the ICPC (International Collegiate Programming Contest) semifinals were announced on December 1. Over 100 student teams from the European part of Russia, the Ural region, Belarus and the Baltic states solved problems competing for the right to take part in the finals of the biggest programming contest in the world, which will take place in Moscow on June 26, 2020. The team from St. Petersburg State University was the absolute winner of the semifinals, with ITMO University’s team also coming away with gold medals.
Head of ICPC Northern Eurasia Regional Headquarters at ITMO: Helping People from Everywhere Join the Movement
A regional ICPC representative office has been established at ITMO University. The office will provide organizational support for ICPC events in Russia and Northern Eurasia. We got to meet the head of this new office, ITMO Alumnus Matvey Kazakov, and ask him what made ITMO University the center of the ICPC movement in Northern Eurasia, the most important thing for a contest participant and the launch of ICPC University.
Mikhail Mirzayanov, the founder of the Codeforces competitive programming platform, will teach web development at ITMO University. He moved to St. Petersburg from Saratov, where he was engaged in the development of the Olympiad Training Center for students. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, he talked about his motivation to join ITMO team and create his online training platform for programmers.