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On October 11-14 the semifinal of the Southeastern European Collegiate Programming Contest ACM-ICPC was held for the second time in Vinnitsa National Technical University. In the scope of the semifinal, the juri also summarized the results of stage III of All Ukrainian Student Programming Contest.
Infopulse traditionally supports university and professional events that take place in Vinnitsa National Technical University. VNTU is among the four best technical universities of Ukraine, for more than 10 years it has been holding All Ukrainian Competitions in Programming among the students. ACM-ICPC semifinal held at the University is a big event thanks to which young professionals have the opportunity not only to defend the honor of the university, the city, the country, but also to show their advantage to potential employers, to share the experience and knowledge with international colleagues and possibly start a professional career.
World semifinal was held simultaneously on two sites: in Vinnitsa and Bucharest. There were altogether students from 8 south-eastern countries of Europe that participated in the world semifinal. 41 teams arrived in Vinnitsa: 32 Ukrainian teams, 7 teams from Turkey and one team from Bulgaria and Moldova. 37 teams from Romania, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia gathered at the Bucharest Technical University.
ACM-ICPC (International Collegiate Programming Contest) is a student team world championship in programming, which is the most popular and prestigious competition for students.
ACM-ICPC requires not only the possession of highly-qualified programming skills, but also skills in draftsmanship of complex algorithms in a very short time being under stressful conditions. Each team of three students is provided with only one computer. In 5 hours students must complete a maximum number of tasks in minimum time.
Two teams from Ukrainian universities: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and the Karazin Kharkiv National University have gained the right to participate in the world’s final, which will be held next year in St. Petersburg.
Infopulse is planning to further support the organization of All Ukrainian Student Programming Contest and the International Collegiate Programming Contest ACM-ICPC, thus providing unique opportunities for the development of young Ukrainian IT specialists.