CodeIT 2017/18 is the 18th edition of the oldest private programming contest in the world. It is organised by Musala Soft, a leading software services provider headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria. CodeIT 2017/18 gathered around 150 of the brightest IT minds from the region, most of them medalists from national and international Olympiads and competitions in Informatics.
The contest launched in October 2017 and continued until the grand final in June 2018. There were 6 preliminary online rounds – 3 marathon with 1 big task and 3 Sprint each of them with 5 “quick” tasks. The 12 best contestants from the general ranking and the 5 with best results in the Junior ranking were shortlisted to attend the final in Sofia on June 3rd, 2018. Special guest at this year`s final was Ivan Katanich from Croatia, a guru of competitive programming who has won multiple medals from competitions and Olympiads in Informatics, including a gold medal from IOI and two silver medals from ACM ICPC.
The winner in CodeIT 2017/18 general ranking is the 15-years old Martin Kopchev from Gabrovo. Second is Victor Terziev from Sofia and third is Todor Bonchev from Vratsa. In the junior ranking, first place was for Blagojce Pavleski from Prilep, Macedonia. Second was Victor Kozhuharov from Ruse and third was Dorijan Lendvaj from Popovaca, Croatia.
The finalists were awarded on June 4th, 2018 at an official ceremony at the Presidency of the Republic of Bulgaria. Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria delivered a speech and acknowledged the achievements of the finalists. The event was attended by high level government officials, representatives of academic and science institutions, ambassadors, non-government organizations, partners and sponsors.
CodeIT is among the longest lasting initiatives of Musala Soft, part of the company strategy for encouraging young talents in computer science through organizing own and participating in external initiatives as a partner. It started in 2000 as a national and evolved into an international challenge with its final under the patronage the President of the Republic of Bulgaria. The participants are some of the most talented in competitive programming in the region, many of which medalists from national and international contests in informatics. The initiative is aimed to stimulate everyone with extraordinary skills and interest in algorithms, programming and information technologies and gives an opportunity to receive a high and prestigious acknowledgement. Throughout the years, CodeIT received solid support from honourable educational institutions, non-government organizations and from the business.
We would like to say a big THANK YOU to all contestants, partners and friends and see you next year!