At the official ceremony of CodeIT 2018/2019 at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” were awarded the winners in the 19th edition of the International Programming Contest CodeIT.bg, Season 2018-2019 (http://codeit.bg/). The competition is organized by the software company Musala Soft under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Roumen Radev.
For 19th year, the oldest private programming contest in the world gathered some of the most brilliant young talents in Sofia. More than 200 contestants from 17 countries, including Serbia, Croatia, Ukraine, Romania, Northern Macedonia, Egypt, India, the Republic of South Africa, Iran, Russia, and others, participated in the season. Twelve competitors from the global and five from the junior ranking made it to the final of CodeIT 2018-2019.
For the first year the competition has two winners – Martin Kopchev, 9th grade at PMG “Acad. Ivan Gyuzelev “, Gabrovo and Antani Gospodinov, 11th grade at PMG “Atanas Radev” and the Informatics School” Shikovi “, Yambol, Bulgaria. The awards and prizes for all finalists were sponsored by the academic, institutional and business partners of the competition. The winners were awarded by Krassimir Manev – honorary chairman of the jury in the competition, one of the leading figures in the IT culture in Bulgaria and round the world and one of the founders of eJOI – Youth Olympiad in Informatics.
Elena Marinova, President at Musala Soft: “CodeIT is part of Musala Soft’s consistent policy of investing in education. The competition has traditions in Bulgaria and is gaining more and more popularity worldwide. To meet the most talented people in competitive programming, for us and our partners is a true inspiration. We are happy to be part of their development as future world technological leaders. “
Traditionally every year, the finalists at CodeIT have the opportunity to meet a well-known guru of competitive programming. Our special guest this year is Scott Wu from the United States, who studied at “Harvard, the three-time gold medalist of IOI, in 2014 he won first place in the Olympiad. Scott Wu handed the CodeIT Junior winner.
The ranking of all participants in the final is as follows:
General ranking of the 12 finalists Season 2018-2019:
1st place – Martin Kopchev, (Gabrovo, Bulgaria) ;
1st place Antani Gospodinov (Yambol, Bulgaria) ;
3rd place – Aleksa Plavsic (Kragujevac, Serbia) ;
4th place – Dushko Оbradovich (Sombor, Serbia) ;
5th place – Ivo Karagyozov (Varna, Bulgaria) ;
6th place – Viktor Kozhuharov (Ruse, Bulgaria) ;
7th place – Victor Lucic (Sombor, Serbia) ;
8th place – Daniel Danailov (Yambol, Bulgaria)
9th place – Andrey Orap (Kremenchuk, Ukraine) ;
10th place – Rumen Mihov (Yambol, Bulgaria) ;
11th place – Andon Todorov (Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria) ;
12th place – Slavi Georgiev (Ruse, Bulgaria)
Ranking CodeIT Junior 2018-2019:
1st place – Yulian Slavchev (Sofia, Bulgaria) ;
2nd place – Krastan Draganov (Sofia, Bulgaria) ;
3rd place – Nemanja Majski (Sombor, Serbia) ;
4th place – Deniz Poturliev (Pleven, Bulgaria) ;
5th place – Atanas Dimitrov (Sofia, Bulgaria)
Special thanks to our sponsors, partners and friends, who provided the awards and supported us for the realization of CodeIT 2018-2019:
Special thanks also to the hosts of the final round of the competition, World Trade Center – Interpred and the hosts of the award ceremony – Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski “.