Students of the Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics have won programmers from Google and Facebook

Students of the Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics have won programmers from Google and FacebookIn the final of International open Championship on sports programming “Yandex.Algorithm” the first and the second places have taken students of the Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics Gennady Korotkevich and Yevgeny Kapun.

The intrigue of the competition became fighting between the experienced programmer, a worker of the Moscow office Google Petr Mitrichev, who has taken in the result the fourth place, and the first-year student Gennady korotkevich, who has initially this year became a winner of a prestige Championship ACM ICPC as a participant of the St.Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Machanics and Optics` team. His collegues on the team Mikhail Kever and Niyaz Nigmatullin have also competed in the final of the “Yandex.Algorithm”. Besides, the amount of finalists included a developer of “VKontakte” Oleg Davydov, programmers from Facebook Vladislav Isenbaev and Andrey Malevich, and also Ilya Kornakov and Anton Raichuk from Google.

According to Mr.Korotkevich, the difference of this competition from the conducted ACM ICPC, is in the fact that here it is necessary not only to find a solution but to write a code quickly. Accroding to him, for large companies – Google, Facebook and Yandex – such competitions are a method to attract smart guys, but he himself does not have prejudice that it is necessary to work in the large company.

For the first place Mr.Korotkevich will get a prize in amount of 300K RUB. Mr.Kapun, who finshed the first course of the postgraduate studentship of the Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics will get a prize in amount of 150K RUB. The third place has taken a representative of the National Taiwan University Shi Bisyun` with a prize of 90K RUB. All three winners made it possible to solve three out of six tasks within a limit of one hour and forty minutes.