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Press Release -- August 24th, 2022
Source: Huawei

2022 ICPC Training Camp Powered by Huawei Concludes in Shanghai

[Shanghai, China, August 22, 2022] The 2022 ICPC (International Collegiate Programming Contest) Shanghai Training Camp powered by Huawei ended on August 21, drawing praise from participants and involved universities. The intense, three-day competition and training program had nearly 100 participants, coaches, and guests, with 26 teams from China joining in-person.

The camp included a two-part practice competition where participants were tasked with solving problems designed by senior ICPC coaches from Peking University and Fudan University. The first place prize was awarded to the “All-in at the River” Team from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. An additional challenge was organized with problems designed by Huawei’s Optical Business Product Line. Winners of these activities were all awarded Huawei smart watches, tablets, or mobile phones.

Zhou Hong KeynoteZhou Hong speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2022 ICPC Shanghai Training Camp

At the opening ceremony held on August 19, Zhou Hong, the President of Huawei Strategic Research Institute, explained the company’s interest in this kind of program: “We believe talent is a key pillar underpinning technological progress. We can help future talent immensely by hosting training events, sponsoring international tech contests, and providing professional coaching along with other resources to the international contest community.”

ICPC onsiteParticipants solving test problems designed by senior ICPC coaches from Peking University and Fudan University

This is the second event of this type to be co-hosted by Huawei and ICPC following the success of an online training camp held earlier this year, which had 576 participants and 201 teams from around the world. Huawei also plans to host a third training camp in Poland in October for participants outside China.

Huawei is dedicated to providing professional and premium resources to those who continuously ascend to the pinnacle of science, regardless of which country they come from.

The ICPC Foundation’s President Professor William B. Poucher thanked Huawei for helping organize the event at the opening ceremony. He said that the training camp had been a success as it improved participants’ capabilities to address computer-related challenges, while also helping them connect with peers, coaches, and industry experts.

William B. PoucherWilliam B. Poucher speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2022 ICPC Shanghai Training Camp

Professor Li Wenxin, the Director of the Experiment Center on Computer Science at Peking University, also spoke favorably about the event: “Such training camps co-hosted by both industry and academia have far-reaching implications. The source of many cutting-edge challenges researched by academia is actually enterprises. By participating in these training camps, students can get a better understanding of the industry and broaden their horizons.”

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