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By Harbour.Space, history, 37 hours ago, In English,

Hello, Codeforces!

We are pleased to announce the 3rd Hello Barcelona Programming Bootcamp in collaboration with Moscow Workshops ICPC, organised by Harbour.Space University with content provided by Moscow Workshops ICPC, in collaboration with Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, ITMO University, Saint Petersburg State University and Codeforces!

The boot camp will be held from 26 September to 4 October, 2018 in Barcelona, and hosted at the beautiful and technologically mind-bending Media-TIC building — the Smart Building of Tomorrow.

The world's greatest coaches training the participants of Moscow Workshops ICPC events will be attending the programming bootcamp: Mike MikeMirzayanov Mirzayanov, Andrey andrewzta Stankevich, Michael Endagorion Tikhomirov, Gleb GlebsHP Evstropov, Artem VArtem Vasilyev, Ivan ifsmirnov Smirnov and other world renowned Russian coaches. The Chief Judge of the camp is Oleg Snarknews Khristenko. It will be an important opportunity for teams from all over the world to learn from these well-known and successful coaches in the ICPC world.

“The participants are facing the problems from real contests selected by our coaches. In competitive programming it’s very important to have real solving experience: one thing is to be able to solve problems staying in comfortable environment of one’s university but championships are completely different. The only way to get ready for the extreme conditions of ICPC is to visit our programming boot-camps”, says Alexey Maleev, the founder of Moscow Workshops ICPC.

So how do you get the most out of the camp? "I think there is no universal solution for "get the most out of a camp" – everyone should find their own path, but the general guideline will be: communicate with other participants as much as you can, make sure you do upsolving (at least some), keep track of how much you sleep," says Gleb GlebsHP Evstropov, coach.

A look back on our recent boot camp:

“Having visited all the Hello Programming Bootcamps, I left the events feeling inspired from the overall atmosphere. I am sure that all teams received an immense amount of knowledge and skill. As one of the coaches, all of the flattering reviews about the camp from the participants were pleasant for me to hear. I am very glad that these camps are becoming regular. Harbour.Space University and Moscow Workshops ICPC have done a job worthy of admiration!” says Mike MikeMirzayanov Mirzayanov.

The Bootcamp will be split into three divisions:

  • Division A. Designed to prepare students to excel and win medals in the next ICPC World Finals.
  • Division B. Designed to help teams prepare for the next season of ICPC Regionals and international competitions. This is an appropriate introduction for teams and students new to the world of ICPC and competitive programming competitions in general. The Division B curriculum features thematic lectures and contests.

The participation fee is unchanged: €1270 per person (cultural programme, accommodation and half-board meals included). Single participants and teams must register before July 1st, 2018 to receive the 15% off Early Bird Discount, or the 20% off Loyalty Discount, which is awarded to teams that participated in previous Hello Programming Bootcamps or Moscow Workshops ICPC boot camps.

Learn more about Barcelona ICPC Bootcamp

You can ask any questions by email: hello@harbour.space

In order to experience the atmosphere of the event, we suggest you familiarise yourself with the photos and videos from the previous Hello Programming Bootcamps in collaboration with Moscow Workshops ICPC.

Learn more about Harbour.Space University

Please reach out to us if you have any questions about the university or our programmes: hello@harbour.space

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By Harbour.Space, history, 2 weeks ago, In English,

Harbour.Space University, the International Tournament of Young Mathematicians (ITYM) and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) are proud to announce a special high schooler's online test, May 26th at 15.00 CET Time. The test will gauge your level in both maths and computer science and give a chance to win two weeks in a math and computer science summer camp for gifted youth Tech Scouts, taught in English for ages 12-18, held 16-29 of July in Barcelona, Spain.

You can take part in the online test if all the following conditions are met:

  1. Between the ages of 12 to 18,
  2. Have not graduated high school,
  3. Eligible to take part in IOI/IMO 2019.

The top performers of the online contest will be invited for a personal interview to demonstrate understanding of the problems solved during the contest. After the test, the 100 most successful performers will be interviewed, and the top will be awarded a full tuition waiver to attend the advanced level of the Technical Track of Tech Scouts.

Tech Scouts is designed to lay out the foundation of knowledge in mathematics and computer science for the next phase of higher learning. During a two-week intensive training, the students will follow a college level curriculum and discover their passions by getting to know one of Europe’s leading institutions in design, entrepreneurship and technology.

In order to register for the contest, please fill out this type form before 11.59pm May 24. All participants of the contest will get a 25% discount promo code to attend Tech Scouts.


UPD For those of you who cannot meet the required conditions, but would still like to participate, please fill out this form

UPD2 As many of you have informed us of the date coinciding with Google Code Jam round 2, we are moving the date by one week. The new date is May 26. Thank you, everyone!

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By Harbour.Space, history, 4 months ago, In English,

Hello, Codeforces!

The First International Data Analysis Olympiad (IDAO) Began Online This January — Finals To Be Held This April in Moscow, Russia.

This is the best time to join the competition. It will be running until February 11th and the problems will be in English — if you want to take part and win a prize, register now.

Higher School of Economics, Yandex and Sberbank along with Harbour.Space University are proud to announce an olympiad created by and for data analysts.

The event aims to bridge the gap between the all-increasing complexity of Machine Learning models and performance bottlenecks of the industry. The participants will strive not only to maximize the quality of their predictions, but also to devise resource-efficient algorithms.

This will be a team machine learning competition, divided into two stages:

  • The first stage will be online, open to all participants.
  • The second stage will be the offline on-site finals, in which the top 30 performing teams from the online round will compete at the Yandex office in Moscow.

We would like to thank the IDAO team for their amazing work in problemsetting — Dmitry Vetrov, Andrey Chertok, GlebsHP, Alexander Guschin, Michael, Konstantin Mertsalov, Evgeny Sokolov, Vadim Strijov, Nick Tiden, Dmitry Ulyanov, Andrey Ustyuzhanin.

More information and register


There will be two separate tracks during the online stage. From the machine learning perspective, the tracks will be similar, yet the restrictions put on the solutions are different for each track.

We hope that the two tracks will make the olympiad fascinating for both machine learning competition experts and competitive programming masters, Kaggle winners and ACM champions, as well as everyone eager to solve real world problems with Data. Moreover, we encourage people with different backgrounds, ML and ACM, to team up and push Data Analysis to new frontiers.

The first track will be a traditional data science competition. Having a labeled training data set, participants will be asked to make a prediction for the test data and submit their predictions to the leaderboard. In this track, participants can produce arbitrarily complex models. If you like to use 4-level stacking or deep neural networks, this is the right track for you – you will only need to submit test predictions. However, those who qualify for the finals will be asked to submit the full code of the solution for validation by the judges.

In real world problems, efficiency is as important as quality. Complex and resource-intensive solutions will not fit the strict time and space restrictions often imposed by an application. That is why in the second competition track, your task will be to solve the same problem as was in track one, but with tight restrictions on the time and on the memory used during both learning and inference. You will need to upload the end-to-end code for your solution: both learning and inference. The evaluation server will run training and testing for your model and report the result. Both learning and evaluation must fit into time and memory constraints. If you like the most efficient solutions, this is the right track for you.


Winners of the first stage will be invited to Moscow to take part in the on-site competition. Accommodation, and half-board meals are covered by the organising committee.

All participants have the chance to showcase their skills to the data science community on an international scale — the results will be internships, networking with some of the most passionate and like minded individuals, and job opportunities.

For winners, valuable prizes will be awarded, with both Higher School of Economics and Harbour.Space University offering special awards. Students from outside of Russia will have an opportunity to join a Master's degree programme at HSE, within the Faculty of Computer Science, free of charge. From Harbour.Space University, a 29,000 EUR scholarship will be offered, which also covers living costs in Barcelona, for graduate and undergraduate degrees.

Special prizes might be awarded at the discretion of the jury.

The winners will be determined by the leaderboard ranking based on private test set.

More information and register

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By Harbour.Space, 5 months ago, In English,

Hello, Codeforces!

We are pleased to announce the 1st Hello India x Russia Programming Bootcamp, with Amrita School of Engineering, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in collaboration with Moscow Workshops ACM ICPC, and of course Codeforces!

The boot camps will be held from March 22nd to the 30th in both India and Russia.

We would like to bring your attention to the new Bootcamp Features: Hello India x Russia Programming Bootcamp and Moscow Workshops ACM-ICPC will be running both boot camps side by side, every day each camp will be competing in parallel, 7,500 kilometers from each other.

In India and Russia, the Coordinators of the Programming Committee will be both Gleb GlebsHP Evstropov and Michael Endagorion Tikhomirov, respectively.

A look back on our recent boot camp:

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