This Saturday, October 19th, at 9AM EET, begins the first round of the international programming contest organized by Musala Soft – CodeIT.
Traditionally it is held under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria. The 20th anniversary season welcomes all participants with the mysticism of the kuker and new challenges. You can explore the updated website with the new elements and mysterious mask on the link www.codeit.bg.
Anyone with non-zero result will receive a t-shirt with this season’s mascot. A sweatshirt will be given away by draw after every round, as well as two additional awards from Asbis Bulgaria, official distributor of Prestigio and Cougar Gaming. In the final there will be an exciting meeting with the world-famous IT guru – Yuhao Du. Du is a Chinese competitive programmer. He has participated in IOI 2015 where he won the gold medal. In 2017 he got to the ICPC final, where he took the silver.
The first round of CodeIT Season 2019/20 (marathon) will be held online for 3 weeks – it starts October 19th at 9Am EET and will finish on November 9th at 8PM EET. The round includes one task, for which every participant has to reach the optimal solution compared to the other contestants.
“This is a competition that stimulates and develops the talents of young programmers in an environment which is the closest to the real professional environment, while providing opportunities for strong contacts and collaboration. That is why we admire and support this initiative of Musala Soft, and we wish many more and more successful editions. Successful performance to all participants!”, said Associate Professor Parvan Parvanov, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and one of the patrons of the first round of the contest.
“I hope that the words of Lucius Annaeus Seneca will motivate you as they have motivated me: “Аalteri vivas oportet, si vis tibi vivere” or “You should live for another if you would live for yourself””, added Dr. Antoan Tonev, principle of Sofia High School of Mathematics and also a patron of the first round.
Additional information about CodeIT:
According to the contest rules, there are six preliminary online rounds and a grand finale in Sofia. Only those who have the best results in the preliminary rounds will reach the final – 12 finalists from the general ranking and 5 from the junior ranking (up to 8th grade).
There are not any age limitations for participation in the contest but currently the participants are mainly high-school and university students with interests in algorithms and competitive programming, many of them medalists from National and International Olympiads and other contests.
The contest is also supported by government and academic institutions, NGOs, IT Associations, professional and business organizations.
Honorary chairman of the jury of the contest will be Prof. Krassimir Manev, President of the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) 2014-2017 and President of the European Junior Olympiad in Informatics (eJOI).
Musala Soft wishes good luck to all contestants in the forthcoming edition of the contest CodeIT and encourage them to follow their dreams!