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Russian programmers prove their exceptional talent once again
14 June 2012
Russian programmers prove their exceptional talent once again

Russian programmers prove their exceptional talent once again

The World Finals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) took place in Warsaw, Poland, May 14–18, 2012. The St. Petersburg National Research University ITMO students’ team won the title of Absolute World Champions in Programming, finishing ahead of the University of Warsaw team. The winners also gained a gold medal and solved all nine tasks with a minimum time penalty.

Two more top Russian university teams entered this year’s Hall of Fame: the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) team with third place and a gold medal and the Moscow State University (MSU) team with tenth place and bronze. Not including Russian teams, the top-twelve places are held by two universities from Belarus, three representatives of Chinese institutions of higher education, the University of Tokyo, Harvard University, and the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Traditionally, Russia has performed successfully in these competitions. Over the past 10 years, teams from Russia have won the World Championship title five times and earned 40 medals (19 gold, 9 silver, and 12 bronze). The 2009 competition was the most fruitful for Russia, as the team won the championship and three of the four gold medals as well as a bronze. In the past 12 years, Russia has won the championship seven times, while China has only won four times in the same timeframe and the USA has not won once.

Auriga is often tasked to perform complex, non-trivial projects, requiring complex computations and science-intensive software development based on deep academic knowledge and creativity. Therefore, when it comes to hiring new employees, education level and academic background matter. Auriga employs many graduates of the prestigious universities MIPT and MSU, whose teams consistently perform well in this competition. For example, since 2000, the MSU team has been permanently listed as one of the 12 prize-winning teams and has won the World Championship Cup three times. We congratulate our colleagues—the graduates of these universities—on the victory of their Alma Mater!

About Auriga:

Auriga (www.auriga.com) is a software R&D and IT outsourcing services provider incorporated in the U.S. and operating development centers in Russia and Lithuania. The list of provided services covers all aspects of software product engineering for a broad range of knowledge areas from embedded and mobile software to enterprise and Web applications. Auriga combines top engineering talent with flexibility, cultural proximity to clients, and focuses on clients’ interests and convenience as its main driving strategy.

Founded in 1990, Auriga was the first Russian company to provide offshore/nearshore services to EU/US customers. Auriga is among top 10 outsourcing providers in Eastern Europe and Russia, and a worldwide leader in such services as R&D, OPD, software testing and QA, and such verticals as high-tech, healthcare, telecom. Auriga is constantly included in Global Services 100, Global Outsourcing 100, The Black Book of Outsourcing and other global industry ratings. The client list combines industry majors, leaders in their segments, and innovative start-ups, including IBM, Draeger Medical, LynuxWorks, Dialogic, Actel, BroadVision and many others.


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