Every year Lviv IT Cluster organizes in collaboration with Lviv City Council the competition IT Challenge for the students from Lviv and Lviv region. The competition consists of three parts: online tests, offline tests and the presentation of student projects.
This year the goal of the third stage of the contest was to create an urban project which can be used in the measures of the City Council project “Smart City”. For the third stage of the competition, 10 students from Lviv and regional schools were selected.
The winner of IT Challenge is Maksym Varnakov from Sykhiv Gymnasium. His project Roboquide wants to help tourists in Lviv. “Lviv is a well-known touristic place. I thought that it would be great to create a guide which will satisfy all the tourists. Some of the guides do not have very good English pronunciation, other guides have problems with choosing the places to show or stories to explain, etc. My goal is to solve all those problems with one robot. I’m the winner of the competition and that means that my idea is useful so I will continue to work on it” – says the winner Maksym Varnakov. As a prize, he got a 10000 UAH from Lviv IT Cluster and his Gymnasium got a new equipped computer class. Our partner LITS presented Maksym a 100% covering of any course at school he will choose.
The two another student’s projects got 5000 UAH and 2500 UAH from Conscensia IT company and 50% covering for any course at LITS.
IT Challenge is already the third competition organized by IT Cluster together with Lviv City Council. “The education became Cluster’s priority field. We observe every year how the participants are growing up with their ideas and projects. So I’m definitely sure that this is the best investment that Lviv IT Cluster has ever done” – says Lviv IT Cluster’s CEO, Stepan Veselovskyi.
Ivan Shulba, LITS CEO adds: “We are glad to give a possibility to the IT Challenge winners to study in our IT school for free. Our experienced mentors will join gladly the presentations of student projects and will help students to develop the projects further. Our position is also to promote IT among the students, so we are ready to support young talents with all their ideas”.
Lviv IT Cluster thanks the co-organizers and the partners for their certificates and presents, and to all the participants for their interesting projects.