From June 29 till July 4, 2009, National Technical University of Ukraine «Kyiv Polytechnic Institute» carries out 4th international open students Olympiad on programming named after S.À. Lebedev and V.M. Glushkov «KPI-OPEN 2009». The goal of the contest is attraction of societies attention to the intellectual competitions between students, popularization of intellectual leadership and team spirit, improvement of the professional level of talented youth, development of academic links, and establishing of the contacts between students from different countries, passing of the knowledge from IT-market leaders to students, providing winners with possibility of further improvement of their skills in successful IT-companies working in Ukraine.
Olympiad is carried out based on original evaluation rules, harmonized with international, supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and Cyber Centre of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Specially for the Olympiad specialists of the chair of computing technique of the NTUU “KPI” software Platform has been developed using modern software development technologies. Platform operates on the server, kindly provided by BMS Consulting, reliable partner of KPI-OPEN.
Preliminary online registration was successfully fulfilled by 82 teams from 6 countries of the world (Ukraine, Russian Federation, Belarus, Georgia, Poland). Quantity of people willing to participate in the event has increased comparing to last year and is already more than 300 persons. Organizational committee confirmed registration of 71 team. In year 2009 significantly increased the quantity of Universities, which delegated students to participate in the event, and it is 53 highest education institutions from 30 cities. Totally, during last 4 years of existing of the Olympiad quantity of teams is more than 230. These results make KPI-OPEN 2009 unique, by its scale, students competition on programming in Ukraine.
Important role during conducting the Olympiad is played by partners support, namely — companies BMS Consulting, SITRONICS Information Technologies, Pocketbook, Master Klass, Wnet.
Prize fund of the Olympiad consists of the certificates for free of charge authorized programs and rights to pass through certification exams in BMS Consulting Academy, unique educational trainings in project management modern network operators infrastructure from Master Klass and SITRONICS Informational Technologies correspondingly, 12 electronic books from Pocketbook, and, traditionally, souvenirs from NTUU «KPI». Winners team receives crystal prize KPI-OPEN 2009, tradition of awarding with which was founded in year 2008.
Wnet, from the first year of founding of the Olympiad, using modern technologies, provides participants and guests of the event with hi-quality wireless broadband access to the internet, and implements broadcasting of the events of Olympiad in Internet.
Support from the information sponsors — TV news channel 24, information agency UNIAN, analytical weekly magazine «Computer review», magazines «Äîìàøíèé ÏÊ», «Êîìïüþòåðíàÿ ãàçåòà», «Ìîé Êîìïüþòåð», «CHIP», «Mobility», «Gameplay», «hi-Tech PRO», and internet-portals , ITC Online, Easycom, ITWARE, hi-Tech.ua, NOVOSTEY.COM, Overclockers, ITFreak has significantly influenced the image of the Olympiad among society, strengthened status of the event and attracted teams from different regions.
Olympiad has already become an effective platform for solving the tasks and goals being set in front of it. Organizational committee and representatives of companies from year to year are working on improvement of the level of competition by stimulating the youth to the choice of self-improvement, development of internal motivation, and also making wider the knowledge horizons, and offering vectors for further development.
«Such events stimulate finding talented students among IT students, and also forming the interest to the research in IT field» - convinced Alexey Masharov, deputy director of the Educational center of «BMS Consulting» company.
«Our cooperation with KPI-Open has started in 2006, and has become an old tradition. Every year the importance of event increases, and we are glad to make our contribution to it. «SITRONICS Information Technologies» is one of the biggest IT-employers in Ukraine. We are striving to support our students, who tomorrow, in many aspects will define the development and success of IT-industry», - noted Tatyana Shumarova, HR director, «SITRONIC Informational Technologies».
«This Olympiad assists to development of professional skills in programming among modern youth. Besides, it gives young talents possibility to check their level of their skills and go through the spirit of competition» - says «MOST Publishing» Vice-President Vitaly Siratskiy.
«Sincerely want to see our youth educated and able to innovations and achievements of the worldwide scale» - Sergey Kalashnik, executive director of cultural-education centre Master Klass.
During Olympiad cultural program is organized, including Dnipro river trip, Kyiv city tours, and also, unique by its format event– surprise from Master Klass – educative game «IT as business» along with jazz concert by Alexey Bogolyubov quartete.