June 22, 2021, Sofia. Contestants and partners gathered online for the ceremony to announce the winners in the 21st edition of the international programming contest CodeIT , organized by Musala Soft. The President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rumen Radev, under whose patronage the competition is held, made an official address to the guests. The first place in the ranking is for Martin Kopchev – a student in 11th grade at the Highschool of Natural Sciences and Mathematics “Acad. Ivan Gyuselev”, Gabrovo, Bulgaria and part of the Bulgarian national team in informatics.
“Mathematics is the true abstract beauty, and informatics allows us to see this beauty in practice. Dear contestants, you are not just authors of programs and application software. You are creators and you create a new outlook to everyday life, which is also a big responsibility. Because no sphere in our life can function without the digital technologies, and developing complex algorithms, you model social relations. Be inspiring professionals and good citizens!” – shared during the online event the President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Professor Nikolay Denkov, Minister of Education and Science, added in a video address: “You are changing the life around us by creating new technologies that were unthinkable until recently. I wish you not only to be successful professionally, but also to be better and most helpful to the people around you.”
The event was hosted by Elena Marinova, President and Co-Founder of Musala Soft. “At Musala Soft we believe that in addition to our direct work in building the future of the software industry with customers and partners, we are obliged to give back to the IT community. Giving is deeply incorporated in Musala Soft’s values. And because Olympic blood runs in our veins, our strongest focus in corporate social policy is elite computer science education.”
Final Ranking CodeIT 2020/2021:
1. Martin Kopchev – 11th grade, Highschool of Natural Sciences and Mathematics “Academician Ivan Gyuselev”, Gabrovo, Bulgaria;
2. Emil Indzhev – graduate of the Mathematics Highschool “Baba Tonka”, Ruse, Bulgaria; currently a 3rd year student at Oxford, majoring in Computer Science;
3. Anton Anastasov – graduate of the Highschool of Natural Sciences and Mathematics “Academician Boyan Petkanchin”, Haskovo, Bulgaria, graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2017;
4. Deyan Hadzhi-Manich – 9th grade, Highschool of Mathematics “Dr. Petar Beron”, Varna, Bulgaria;
5. Nemanja Majski – 9th grade, Highschool “Velko Petrovich”, Sombor, Serbia;
6. Atanas Dimitrov – 10th grade, Sofia Highschool of Mathematics “Paisiy Hilendarski”, Sofia, Bulgaria;
7. Viktor Kozhuharov – 12th grade, Highschool “Baba Tonka”, Ruse, Bulgaria;
8. Georgi Petkov – 11th grade, First Private School of Mathematics, Sofia, Bulgaria;
9. Blagojce Pavleski – 3rd year student at the Jahya Kemal College, Skopje, North Macedonia;
10. Aleksander Gubica – 9th grade, Highschool “Velko Petrovich”, Sombor, Serbia;
11. Rumen Mihov – 11th grade, Highschool of Natural Sciences and Mathematics “Atanas Radev”, Yambol, Bulgaria; student at the “Shikovi” school of Informatics;
12. Vedran Bajic – 10th grade, Highschool “Velko Petrovich”, Sombor, Serbia.
Final Junior Ranking CodeIT 2020/2021:
1. Veselin Markovich – 8th grade, Highsool of Mathematics “Dr, Petar Beron”, Varna, Bulgaria;
2. Daniel Koynov – 8th grade, Highschool of Natural Sciences and Mathematics “Nancho Popovich”, Shumen, Bulgaria;
3. Georgi Iliev – 9th grade, Sofia Highschool of Mathematics “Paisiy Hilendarski”, Sofia, Bulgaria;
4. Mihail Mihalev – 7th grade, Highschool of Natural Sciences and Mathematics “Academician Ivan Gyuselev”, Gabrovo, Bulgaria;
5. Boris Angelov – 6th grade, Sofia Highschool of Mathematics “Paisiy Hilendarski”, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Since 2012 Musala Soft invites top gurus in competitive programming to give an inspiring lecture to the finalists. This year they met with Rumen Hristov. He is a contestant from Bulgaria, 6th in the world IOI rankings of all time, graduated from MIT and in the “Forbes” ranking “30 under 30 in the United States”.
Honorary chairman of the jury since the creation of the contest is prof. Krassimir Manev – President of the International Olympiad in Informatics / IOI/ 2014-2017 and Chairman of the Initiative Committee of the First European Youth Olympiad in Informatics (eJOI), Bulgaria 2017 and its president.
Special thanks to our patrons and sponsors who provided the awards and supported us in organizing CodeIT, season 2020-2021.
Patrons – the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Informatics and Mathematics, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and its Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Technical University – Sofia and its Faculty of Computer Systems and Technologies, University “Angel Kanchev” – Ruse, University “Professor Asen Zlatarov” – Burgas, Sofia Highschool of Mathematics “Paisiy Hilendarski”, the National Highschool of Natural Sciences and Mathematics “Academician Lyubomir Chakalov”, Mathematics Highschool “Baba Tonka” – Ruse, the Vocational Shool for Computer Programming and Innovations – Burgas, “Electronic systems” Technological School – Sofia, A&B School of Informatics – Shumen; “Shikovi“ School of Informatics – Yambol.
Sponsors – American Foundation for Bulgaria. CIELA Publishing, Janet 45 Publishing House, AMG Publishing, Freckles, Cougar Gaming for Bulgaria, ERP Academy, JOY Optics, Grand Optics, Prestigio, Samsonite – Bulgaria Speedy, Ubisoft Sofia, ZEISS Vision Center.