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Another success of our students!

University of Warsaw students, whose works are sponsored by ATM S.A., have repeated their last year's success as winners of the National Academic Championship in Team Programming.

The champion team consisted of three students: Marek Cygan, Marcin Pilipczuk and Filip Wolski.

At the end of October, Poznan held the 12th National Academic Championship in Team Programming. 51 three-member teams took part in the contest. This time, the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics of the University of Warsaw was represented by 8 teams.

The teams, supervised by prof. Krzysztof Diks and prof. Jan Madey, did their best as usual. Two of them were top-ranked and another three qualified for the top ten.

The contest provides an opportunity for Polish university students to verify their skills in team problem-solving concerning information technology issues. It enables them to get familiar with the specificity of this type of competitions and may serve as preparation for participation in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. It also facilitates contacts between students from different academic centres.

The first edition of the Championship was held in 1996 by the Poznań University of Technology. This year’s host, after 11 years, was again the Institute of Computer Science at the Poznań University of Technology.

Teams participating in the contest consist of three undergraduates or bachelor studies graduates. Master’s degree holders and those who have already taken part twice in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest finals are not allowed to participate.

The contest is conducted in network environment and lasts 5 hours. Each team has a computer set running under the Linux operating system at its disposal. The teams are classified according to the number of properly solved problems.

Four best teams from the University of Warsaw will represent the university during the Central European Championship on 10-11 November 2007 in Prague.

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