TSU students won three medals in DigitalSkills finals

20 декабря, 10:53

The students of Tomsk State University won two golden medals and a bronze one in the finals of II Professional IT championship 2018. In the non-official medal-count, the Tomsk region took the third place.

The professional information technology championship held according to WorldSkills standards took place in Kazan. The participants included 200 finalists from 35 regions of Russia and (out of competition) 14 countries – employees, university and college students. TSU was represented by four students from Higher IT School (HITs), Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, and Department of Innovation Technology who won the qualification phase in October.

“The DigitalSkills shampionship is different from an interuniversity one in that it is of higher qualification, i.e. it allows employees of up to 28 years of age to participate. Virtually in all categories, we had specialists with several years of work experience. For instance, in business-oriented software solutions, we had more than 70 percent of such participants,” said Aleksander Petelin, Head of Internship and Employment Department of TSU, expert at the championship.

In the finals, Anton Ivanov (IAMCS) won in the category of “Mobile application development”, Denis Sharapov (HITs) won the gold medal in “Web-design and development”, Nikolay Tolstov (IAMCS) won the bronze medal in “Machine learning and big data”.

For Denis Sharapov it is the second victory in championships of such level. Last year he won the gold medal in the finals of I National Interuniversity Championship Young Professionals (WorldSkills Russia).

DigitalSkills is the third All-Russian championship complying with the WorldSkills standards among industrial competitions. The competitions are held in nine main and 16 presentational skills and are open to the students of colleges, training schools, universities and employees aged from 17 to 28, as well as in four junior categories for the youngsters of 14-16 years of age. The organizers are the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of Russia, Republic of Tatarstan and the Union of Young professionals (WorldSkills Russia).

Published:2018-12-20 10:53 | Updated:2018-12-20 10:54
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