Russia again became the world champion in programming

    For the second year in a row, the team of the St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics became the winner of the student programming world championship.

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    One hundred of the best university teams in the world, selected from 7109 teams from 1838 universities, gathered at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Their task was to develop software that can help solve world-class problems. Each team, consisting of three participants, was offered 11 tasks. For example, creating an airport schedule for a safe landing of aircraft that takes into account changes in weather conditions, or optimizing traffic flow during peak hours. The technology selected by participants should be based on open standards.

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    The winning teams were determined, firstly, by the number of correctly solved problems, and other things being equal - by the least time spent finding a solution. A team of students from St. Petersburg solved 9 of 11 problems. Four gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded at the ACM ICPC Championship. The second, third and fourth places were taken by the teams of Tsinghua University from China, St. Petersburg State University and Saratov State University, respectively.

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    On April 21, 2009 in Stockholm, right in the same room where the Nobel Prize laureates were awarded, the winners of the final of the next student's world programming team championship in International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) 2009 were awarded. This time, teams from Russia took first, third and fourth places.

    In total, over the past 10 years, Russia has won the championship title 6 times in these competitions.

    The next world final of the ICPC 2010 will be held in Harbin, China. Teams will be hosted by Harbin Engineering University.

    Source - cnews.ru

    UPD: Here you can download the file with the tasks of the Championship.
    Thanks eosunknown

    UPD2: HabrauserAMCDM said that today, at 12, a bus leaves for ITMO in Pulkovo-2 to meet the winners.
    At the airport, an accumulation of fans, government officials and journalists is expected.
    The shoot will be StudTV ITMO.

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