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On October 3-4, ITMO University hosted ITMO DigiEduHack, a hackathon on digital education organized as part of the European Commission’s major initiative. The event brought together dozens of teams from the UK, Italy, Finland and other countries that collaborated on projects in the field of digital education. ITMO University became the only hackathon’s venue in Russia. The competition in St. Petersburg gathered over 100 participants: students, lecturers, university graduates, school children and professional programmers.
On September 27-29, the Russian city of Kazan hosted the final round of the Digital Breakthrough competition for IT specialists, designers, and managers in the field of the digital economy. This event was included in the Guinness Book of Records thanks to the record number of participants. Among the winners were ITMO University students: Kirill Pugin, a student at Information Technologies and Programming Faculty, and Valeria Timofeeva, a Master’s student at the Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, the students share about the competition and their plans for the future.
October 3, 2019 marks the start of ITMO DigiEduHack, a hackathon in digital education organized by ITMO University’s Department for Educational Policy. Part of the European Commission’s major initiative, the event will bring together dozens of teams from the UK, France, Italy, Russia and other countries who will collaborate on projects in the field of digital education and compete for the main prize of 5,000 euros. All ITMO University students and staff are invited to participate in the hackathon. The registration has already started and will last until September 25.
Congress of Young Scientists Participant Yaroslav Kapustin: Had I Not Worked on My Own Projects, I Never Would Have Learned What I Know
How do you transfer data and communicate without an internet connection? Yaroslav Kapustin, a student of St. Petersburg’s school No. 225 and a participant of the Congress of Young Scientists, has presented a project that lets its users connect digital devices into a unified data network in the absence of mobile connection. Yaroslav spoke with ITMO.NEWS about his project Radio Chain and how he was able to develop his own projects and win at hackathons while still in school.
ITMO University students continue to secure victories at major hackathons. At the recently-concluded HackUniversity, students from ITMO placed first in the Logistics and Big Data categories. ITMO.NEWS spoke with the winners to learn more about this national competition, its challenges, and prizes.
How to determine users’ gender based on the data garnered via social media websites? How to process meteorological data? How to predict and manage customer outflow with the use of email marketing services? These and other questions were tackled at an interdisciplinary hackathon hosted by the National Center for Cognitive Technologies. Any ITMO University student could take part in the competition. The only condition for participation was a willingness to learn more about artificial intelligence.
Last weekend, the Ingria business incubator hosted the 4SPB: Machine Learning for Civil Projects hackathon. For two days more than 50 participants, including students and staff of ITMO University, worked with data from ecological, human rights and charity organizations as well as social and urban projects. In this article, we'll be talking about how machine learning can be used to develop food-sharing services, solve the issue of human rights violations and promote citizen activism.
Individual project work is an integral part of the modern educational process, and staff members of the Faculty of Infocommunication Technologies offer their students an opportunity to try it as early as in their second year of bachelor studies. This year marked the second time when the students got the opportunity to participate in a hackathon instead of traditional practical assignments. Last weekend, the students presented their projects, and members of the jury chose the most interesting ones.
The IT industry is full of exciting job opportunities for young professionals. To help second-year Bachelor’s students find their career passions, the staff of ITMO’s Faculty of Infocommunication Technologies organized a career guidance hackathon. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, the hackathon’s coordinators share about its program, as well as last year’s most exciting projects.
IT products and services are one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing markets. Sophisticated and effective solutions in the field of software development are as valuable and sought-after as ever. But authors of such solutions don’t often think about their rights to the intellectual property they created, and the issue of exercising these rights is almost never on the cards. In a bid to modernize the sphere of software development, the IPChain Association joined forces with ITMO University to host a hackathon for developing the best mobile app for mathematicians and programmers intended to bring about radical simplification of managing intellectual property rights on algorithms and elements of software code.