The tournament was hosted by the consulting company Balkan Services, Melon Technologies and Sirma Group
Ivan Lyubenov, a former student of Miguel de Servantes Spanish Language School, Sofia, won the tournament of the Bulgarian Association of Software Developers (BASSCOM– http://www.basscom.org), which was hold as a third round of PC Magazine Bulgaria and Musala Soft’s programming contest.Ivan is a student and takes part in the contest for the first time – computers are his hobby and he is not engaged professionally with informatics. He is interested in photography and has worked as a system administrator. The second place took Georgi Yordanov, age 17, an 11th grade student in the High School of Mathematics and Science, Sliven, a class of Informatics, and on the third place – Aleksander Georgiev, a II-year student in St Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, who was also the winner in the final round of the last year programming contest.
„To me, the fact that a former language school student became a winner of this programming contest round is indicative. This means that IT industry development does not concern only IT businesses, narrowly orientated specialists and students in informatics, but everybody in software industry which becomes more and more global”, announced Mr. Filip Mutafis, a Managing Partner of Balkan Services, when awarding the winner.
The BASSCOM tournament has been organized for a seventh year in succession as a token of one of the association’s priorities in assisting education in the field of computer technologies and informatics. It is a challenge and an opportunity for examination of future and current programmers’ practical knowledge by stimulating their creativity