Between Feb. 16 and 23, Moscow Workshops ICPC — an international educational project based at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology — will hold a boot camp in Beijing. The event aims to prepare more than 150 students from six countries for participating in the International Collegiate Programming Contest. The boot camp is organized jointly by Moscow Workshops and ByteDance, a Chinese internet technology company.
“The long-term partnership with China-based tech giant ByteDance opens up new prospects for international IT education,” said Alexey Maleev, the founder of Moscow Workshops and the vice rector for international programs and technological entrepreneurship at MIPT. “One of our goals is to enable talented students to travel and study at the same time. So the new site in the East is, among other things, an opportunity to see the world.”
The brief training program is called ByteDance — Moscow Workshops ICPC Programming Camp. Its participants will be split into two divisions. The strongest 20 teams will form Division A and train to maximize their chances in the ICPC finals. A further 30 teams, allocated to Division B will prepare for the next ICPC season and other global competitive programming contests. The rules of the event define a team as three students representing one university.
The classes will be taught by ICPC medallists, the winners of other global information technology contests, and coaches with experience preparing ICPC winners. Among them are Andrey Stankevich of ITMO University, Mikhail Tikhomirov and Ivan Smirnov of MIPT, Gleb Evstropov from the Higher School of Economics, and Maxim Akhmedov from Lomonosov Moscow State University. The technical coordinator of the boot camp is the chief judge of Moscow Workshops ICPC, Oleg Khristenko.
As of the early 2019, Moscow Workshops ICPC holds six intensive boot camps annually. In addition to two MIPT-based events, four more are held at Harbour.Space University in Barcelona, Spain; Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in Kollam, India; Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Belarus; and the Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, Russia. The boot camps were attended by 10 of the 13 teams winning in the 2018 ICPC finals. A total of 2,000 students from 193 universities in 55 countries have attended the boot camps.
You can find out more about the boot camp and register your team on the website of the event.