Dmitri Bugrov: World Computer Programming Championship in Yekaterinburg is possible due to developed IT community

1 November 2013 (17:38)

November 1, 2013. Holding the world computer programming championship in Yekaterinburg was made possible thanks to the fact that the city can boast a developed IT community, Vice Rector of Ural Federal University and the ACM ICPC coordinator in Yekaterinburg Dmitri Bugrov.

'We applied for the right to host the championship in 2016 and were hoping that the application would be approved for that year or for the next. Yet we actually won the privilege for the year 2014, and this is going to be the second time the ACM ICPC will be held in Russia. This is possible due to the fact that Yekaterinburg is known for its developed IT community. This city has all the intellectual and infrastructure prerequisites needed, this is why we want to hold the championship as the most hi tech in the entire history of the event,' Bugrov said.

Yekaterinburg is going to host the world computer programming championship on June 23-25, 2014. In 2013, the championship was held in Russia for the first time on the premises of Saint Petersburg State National Research University for IT, Mechanics, and Optics. The university's team is actually the current world champion in the field.

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