RAU IMCS Summer School in Tsaghkadzor
On July 7-14, RAU Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science organized a summer school on programming to prepare the students for the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), the oldest and biggest programming contest for university students.
The summer school included lectures, trainings, individual and team contests. The school trainer RAU alumnus Eduard Piliposyan shared his own experience of competing in programming contests and helped them to develop relevant skills.
According to the Programming Teams Manager Associate Professor at RAU Department of Mathematical Cybernetics Tigran Piliposyan, the key objectives were to attract new talents, build new teams, help unlock their intellectual potential and prepare them for the specific problems that they would encounter at the real Olympiad.
“Despite the extremely intensive schedule, the participants enjoyed the summer school, so we believe it was a success,” said Tigran Piliposyan. “This summer school was the first step towards the upcoming programming competitions this fall. We surely aim to get into the ICPC finals in the spring of 2020 in Moscow”.
The International Collegiate Programming Contest, known as the ICPC, is an annual multi-tiered competitive programming competition among the universities of the world. Teams of three, representing their university, work to solve the most real-world problems, fostering collaboration, creativity, innovation, and the ability to perform under pressure.