10/10/2018 12:07:31

A new Russian Record set at the 2018 Moscow Programming Contest

On Oct. 7, 2018, Moscow hosted an event comprising 1,081 students taking part in the Moscow Programming Contest, a qualifying round of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), organized by the IT Education Development Center of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and the Lomonosov Moscow State University, with support from the Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass Media, Yandex and Huawei. The record-setting number of participants of this programming competition was entered into the Russian Book of Records.

The qualifying round was held at 13 Moscow-based universities and one university located in Tver. The participants represented 29 Moscow-based universities, 30 teams were from MIPT.

“Over a thousand participants took part in the qualifying round and set a record for Russia, and that is a result of the cooperation of the Moscow university community and the efforts of all organizers. Quarterfinals and the qualifying round of the ICPC are fair competitions, ensuring a comparison of all participants’ level and identifying the brightest talent. The IT industry may find outstanding programmers among these guys, and therefore, we invite the companies to take a closer look at such contests," said Alexey Maleev, the founder of Moscow Workshops ICPC and vice rector for technology entrepreneurship and international programs at MIPT.

90 top-performing teams have made it to the quarterfinals of the contest and will meet again at Nagatino Technopark on Oct. 20. A record-setting number of participants will help obtain a higher quota for the number of teams in the ACPC finals of the Northern Eurasia Contest, where teams from Russia and the CIS will compete. In 2017, a team from Moscow became the leader of the NEERC finals, and two teams from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and the Moscow State University won two gold medals in the super finals held in Beijing.

The two rounds of the Moscow Programming Contest are held using the rules of the International Collegiate Programming Contest. All three participants in each team must study in the same university and program on C, C++, Java, Python or Kotlin. The contest was held on the Yandex.Context platform.

Find contest results here: https://goo.gl/tcDc5w

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