Facebook will sponsor the Novosibirsk Olympiad in programming

    Facebook will become the general sponsor of the 16th All-Siberian Programming Olympiad named after I.V. Pottosin, which has been held at Novosibirsk State University (NSU) since 2000. The Internet tour of the Pottosino Olympiad will be held on October 4, 2015, full-time tour - from November 7 to 9.

    The I.V. Pottosin Olympiad is a step in the preparation of teams for the most popular student world championship in programming ACM-ICPC (Association for Computing Machinery - International Collegiate Programming Contest). The strongest teams from Russia and neighboring countries gather in the full-time round of the Olympiad, of which 50% are from Siberia and the Far East.

    The first qualifying online tour takes place in absentia according to the traditional rules of the ACM-ICPC Championship. In the second round, experts with a level of system analyst and designer of complex projects come to light. Participants come from 30 regions of the country and six CIS countries.

    Facebook decided to become the general sponsor as a result of the development of cooperation with the Pottosino Olympiad in 2014. Then at the event, Facebook employee Aries Yamauchi spoke with a lecture "HHVM: fast PHP." The specialist worked at Mark Zuckerberg for five years, specializing in iOS applications.

    The sponsors will also be Parallels, Schneider Electric, SKB Kontur, Ledas, Excelsior and Yandex.

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