Pan-Armenian programming contest announced

May 5 2004


YEREVAN, MAY 5, ARMENPRESS: Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF)
and the Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE) have
announced the First Pan Armenian Open Programming Contest that will
be conducted on June 1-18, 2004.
The goal of the Contest is to identify the best programming talent
and strengthen the linkages between IT professionals in Armenia and
Diaspora. Young people less than 30 years old from Armenia or
Diaspora who consider their skills competitive in one programming
languages (C++, Visual C++, Visual Basic, Java or Pascal) are
eligible to apply for the contest. The Contest will be conducted in
two main stages:
Individual competition: June 1 – 7, 2004. Individual competition,
which may involve a screening procedure, will be simultaneously held
in Armenia and Diaspora community centers. Participants will be given
3 hours to solve 5 problems. The winners will be awarded with
certificates and prizes: computer, printer, digital camera, etc.
Group competition: June 18, 2004. The best 30 participants of the
Individual competition, who will also have a working knowledge of
English will participate in the Summer School to be held on June
14-18 in Tsaghkadsor. Trainings will be provided by leading
specialists of Lycos, Intel and Xerox.
Participants of the training program will be involved in Group
competition. Mixed groups of three (3) will be organized and they
will be given 3 hours to solve 3 problems. The best group will be
awarded with a certificate and prize.
Pan Armenian Open Programming Contest will be monitored by leading
Armenian and Diaspora specialists. Applications for Contest
participation can be obtained on May 5 onward from UITE, Yerevan, 1/3
P. Byuzand, 4th floor or from administration of Universities.
Applications can also be filled in online on Deadline
for application is May 25, 2004.