The International 24-hour Programming Contest "Challenge24" was hosted in Budapest from 25 to 28 June. In this yearly tournament, 34 teams from all over Europe who passed the online selection engaged in a fun 24 hour long intellectual battle.
According to the rules of the competition, teams of three must solve problems in the fields of programming and artificial intelligence within the term of 24 hours. They are a free to choose any type of software, environment and programming language, and the only limitation is prohibition to use the Internet.
During the competition, the scoreboard had been considerably changing each 4 hours. The organizers managed to achieve an entertaining and unpredictable turn of events with the help of final rounds of the contest problem. The winning team was the Polish team HoChockiGon and it is not their first time winning such contests.
The honor of MIPT on the tournament was defended by the following teams:
- aimfund: the team that took the 6th prize place and showed the best result among the Russian participants of the tournament. It was composed of 2 MIPT alumni (Renat Gimadeev, Artiom Verkhogliadov) and Dmitry Zhukov, trainer of MIPT teams in sports programming.
- mlteam: this team took the 24th place and it was composed of the 4th grade DIHT students Andrey Kashin and Alexander Mashrabov, as well as the professor of the Department of Discrete Mathematics Ignaty Kolesnichenko.
- Unpretired: they took the 28th place with participation of the alumni of MIPT (Yakov Dlugach) and MSU (Ilya Kornakov and Alexey Gusakov).
Congratulations to the participants on their successful performance and we wish them victories in future championships!