Sigma Ukraine supports Kharkiv team on world’s programming contest

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On June 21-26 took place the world’s biggest programming championship among students — International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), organized by Association of Computer Machinery. A team from V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University participated in contest finals with the support of Sigma Ukraine company.

ICPC was established in 1977 and from that time is annually held in different countries, among which are the USA, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden and many others. This year 122 teams from 91 countries gathered to compete for the first place in championship finals with support of world’s leading IT companies.

According to ICPC rules, every team, which should consist of three participants, gets one computer, calculator and five hours to solve 10-12 tasks. For each task they have to develop a program, using Java and C++ instruments, and send it to the jury for checking. The winner is determined by the biggest number of successfully solved tasks. In case of the same number, jury also compares time penalties. 

The team of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University is the only team from Eastern Ukraine that passed to the finals of the championship twice in a row. Kharkiv students showed second results among Ukrainian teams and took 45th place on the contest, leaving backwards the teams from Stanford and Cambridge Universities.

We are proud that the talents of our students are recognized on the international level,” says Nataly Potapova, Training manager at Sigma Ukraine. “We see the potential of young Ukrainian specialists and help them to become real IT professionals. Our company constantly supports them by different educational initiatives, student programs and contests.”

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Sigma is a long-term business partner wherever information technology makes a difference. We are a global player with a Nordic base. We deliver the smartest solutions to support our customers' business aims. Sigma is owned by Danir AB and has about 1700 employees in eleven countries. Sigma operates in Ukraine since 2006 and the local team currently consists of 450 IT professionals.

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