History

History

The idea of the Wielkopolska Championship derives directly from local competitions in team programming organized by the Institute of Informatics of the Poznań University of Technology (eg Spring Team Programming Tournament) and the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Adam Mickiewicz University

Beginnings

In 2002 the „BooBoo” Faculty at the Institute of Computer Science of the Poznan University of Technology and the Faculty of Computer Science at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Adam Mickiewicz
University started cooperation, which resulted in friendly competition in team programming.

Thanks to mutual help, the events organized by theese institutions and faculties became more and more popular throughout Poznań. There have been many sparring sessions organized, not only at these colleges, but also the idea of team programming has spread throughout the other academic centers in Poland (AE Poznań, III LO Gorzow Wielkopolski, VIII LO Poznan) and abroad (Universidade de Aveiro).

I Championship

In 2003, it was time to join forces with our academic centers and organize a really big party together. Thus, the first Wielkopolska Championship in Team Programming was created. We were warmly welcomed among young IT professionals. Nearly 250 competitors competed in the Championship. Apart from the representatives of high schools and universities in Wielkopolska, we were honored to host the team from the most important IT centers in Poland. Among them were the world’s leading developers, including the world masters in team programming.

First place and the title of Champions of Wielkopolska Region was won by the representatives of the University of Warsaw, composed of Tomasz Malesiński, Krzysztof Onak and Paweł Parys.
Second place was won by the representatives of the Jagiellonian University, composed of Grzegorz Gutowski, Arek Pawlik and Paweł Walter.
3rd place was won by the representatives of the University of Wroclaw, composed of Michał Bartoszkiewicz, Paweł Olchawa and Maciej Popowicz.

Because of the high number of high school students, we decided to award the best band among them. The prize was awarded to the team from VIII Secondary School in Poznan composed of Jakub Bartkowiak, Łukasz Goral and Bartosz Kukawka.

10 editions later…

2002
YEAR

Results of all previous editions: