28th International Olympiad in Informatics

Friday, August 12 - Friday, August 19, 2016

17 August 2016
The receipt of great presentation on the Olympiad

Contest 2 has finished and straight away the results of IOI 2016 became known. The contestants were now free – some animatedly discussed the tasks with their peers, others went off to listen to some music, but for Russian contestant Vladislav Makeev (left on the photo), the best way to wind down after a gruelling second round is to play his favourite computer game.

-You finished third in the final standings – what are you feeling right now?

-I’m a very relaxed person, so I’m not feeling anything in particular. I’m just doing what I love.

-How did you find contest 2?

-I really liked it. For my the second day was harder than the first – I had some difficulties with the question about the graph, but the others were easy enough.

-What’s actually going on when you solve a task? Is there a secret to it?

-There’s no secret – I just read the question, think up and algorithm and translate it into programming language.

-What’s the key to a successful performance at an Olympiad?

-Long and heavy training. You’ve just got to keep solving. I’d also like to thank my teachers, in particular the wonderful Elena Andreeva, who always supports me and sets me on the right course.

-How did you find the Kazan Olympiad?

-Before this one I took part in the Olympiad in Astana, but the tasks there weren’t as difficult as here.

-What made you take up informatics?

-To be honest I don’t remember – it was so long ago.

-Do you have any hobbies outside of IT?

-As you can see, I relax by playing computer games. That’s about it.

-What do you see yourself doing in the future?

-Something in IT, but I haven’t yet decided which particular field I want to work in.

-Do you think you will take part in next year’s Olympiad?

-Sadly not – by next year I’ll have already finished school.

-Where are you going to study?

-At the Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics at Moscow State University.

-How do you find Kazan?

-I went on the sightseeing tour and I liked the city. Kazan is as beautiful as Moscow.

-How would you rate the organisation at IOI 2016?

-Highly – this is how an Olympiad should be organised.



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