17th International Youth Festival “IT-Arkhangelsk” Has Summed Up Its Progress

17th International Youth Festival “IT-Arkhangelsk” Has Summed Up Its Progress

IT-Arkhangelsk Festival , hosted by the Northern (Arctic) Federal University, had as its final event IT Career Day, which ran online, for the first time in the festival’s history, and gathered more than 90 participants.

 Presenting at the IT Career Day were employers based in Arkhangelsk, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, St. Petersburg and Naryan-Mar. They gave an overview of what they do, their staffing needs and the skills they expect candidates to have. The poster session of the event invited visitors to virtual Zoom rooms, organized and hosted by ARBIS: Applied Solutions (JSC), TX Consulting LLC, AUTOMATIKA-VECTOR, and F5 Digital Agency. Students had a chance to meet their potential employers and ask them questions concerning the employment opportunities.

 “Welcoming the audience of the IT Career Day was Minister of Communications and Information Technologies, Pavel Okladnikov, who said he was impressed by our festival. This year’s IT Arkhangelsk attracted more than 500 schoolchildren and undergraduates. The online international IT School – our first experience this year – offered 17 contests which ran in both online and offline modes. Ahead for us is the most enjoyable part, awarding. The prizes, diplomas and certificates will be handed to each winner personally,” said Olga Yufriakova, the organizer of the festival and director at NArFU Center for Innovative Training.

 IT Arkhangelsk Festival had its contestants competing in a variety of the IT-related fields, from 2D raster graphics to programming in GeoGebra environment. At the online closing ceremony, winners were announced.

This year, the festival enjoyed support from the Kolarctic-funded project Disruptive Information Technologies for Barents Euro-Arctic Region. The input from its partners has enabled more effective interaction between schools and business community – by organizing virtual internships in leading IT companies, conducting joint international online schools, and co-organizing online hackathons.

Department of International Cooperation

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