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The job-hunting platform SuperJob has published its research center’s annual ranking of Russian universities according to the size of salaries earned by young graduates in the IT industry. This year, ITMO was once again included among the top 3 – according to the data, the St. Petersburg-based university’s alumni earn an average of 200,000 rubles per month.
ITMO.EduLeaders Winner Andrey Sukhovitsky: The Industry Needs IT Specialists Who Not Only Code But Can Easily Integrate Into Production Processes
Andrey Sukhovitsky graduated from ITMO’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty. Like many of his fellow students, Andrey started working at an IT company when he was still a student, and already then he acquired an interest in teaching. As he admits himself, he strived to become a passionate teacher and a true mentor for his students, always there to help them if they needed it. Now, the lecturer not only delivers a software design course but also introduces novel educational approaches. For instance, he figured out a way to simulate real industrial processes that are at work in modern IT companies at the university. His project received an award at the ITMO.EduLeaders contest. In the article, Andrey Sukhovitsky speaks more about his experiment and explains why programmers need soft skills and higher education.
ITMO University’s students claimed first place in a cybersecurity contest organized by St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SPbSUT). All in all, 26 teams from the Northwestern Federal District participated in the competition. Having scored 96 out of 100, the ITMO team is now to compete at the national competition OpenBonch 2022 planned for this fall.
ITMO.EduStars Winner Artem Beresnev: The Best Thing About Teaching is Opening up New Horizons for Students
Artem Beresnev is a qualified engineer and teacher who has successfully managed to combine IT projects and teaching throughout his entire career. After graduating from ITMO, Artem has decided to stay at his alma mater. For over 20 years now, he has been training students in telecommunication systems, systems administration, and other IT-related fields at ITMO. Last year, the lecturer received an award for his achievements in education. In this article, Artem speaks about cultural differences in the classroom, as well as explains what teachers and farmers have in common and how professional contests can help educators combat burnout.
The 6th St. Petersburg International Labor Forum took place on March 14-18. This event brought together representatives of business, administration, science, education, and HR. They discussed new tendencies and challenges of the labor market, such as the lack of IT specialists. Read on to find out more about the measures taken by employers to solve the pressing problems, as well as what to expect in the future.
ITMO University and Napoleon IT are launching a new Master’s program titled Machine Learning Engineering. Its students will train under experienced mentors in the format of a distributed project office – a format that has already become common at major IT companies. Over the course of two years, they will acquire skills equivalent to the Middle Machine Learning Engineer level. More about the program and admissions – in this article.
CodeX was founded in 2015 to help students from ITMO and other universities in St. Petersburg learn how to code, create full-fledged products, and successfully bring them to the market. One of the company’s products is Hawk. Initially meant for internal use, this error tracking app became popular with major media platforms such as TJ, vc.ru, DTF, and Coub. Here’s everything you need to know about the new app.
DeepMind, an AI development company and the creators of AlphaGo, an algorithm that managed to defeat a professional Go player, has come up with a new algorithm that can write software code and solve complex creative tasks. Dubbed AlphaCode, it is more successful than 46% of actual competitive programmers. However, it still can’t replace a human developer. Let’s find out why.
The Digital Professions in Russia initiative keeps growing and ITMO University’s courses, offered as part of the program, have been immensely popular, with more than 1,100 students joining. Soon specialists from ITMO’s DH Center and International Research and Education Center Autodesk will launch four more online courses.
The fifth season of the I am a Professional contest welcomed more than 600,000 students from all over Russia. This year’s participants have already embarked on the tasks of the qualifying round. The ongoing competition offers 72 tracks, with Programming & IT organized by ITMO being the most popular one among students in St. Petersburg. Read on to learn the success story of last year’s winner in the track.