Traditionally opening of ACM ICPC is the time to thank all who promoted computing programming, participated in ACM ICPC organization in Ekaterinburg, trained the teams. And it is the high time to have fun!
The ceremony taken place in Big Hall of Cosmos started from the welcoming by Yevgeny Kuivashev, Governor of Sverdlovsk region. Bill Poucher, ACM ICPC Executive Director, Victor Koksharov, Chancellor of UrFU, Dmitry Bugrov, UrFU Vice-Chancellor and Director of ACM ICPC 2014 in Ekaterinburg, Yevgeny Roizman, Head of Ekaterinburg, greeted the participants.
Participants and organizers, as well as special guests gathered in the hall. ACM President Vint Cerf sent video welcoming the contestants. Also guests watched videos presenting Ekaterinburg and Ural Federal University hosting the Finals in Ekaterinburg.
Performance of the Ural youth symphony orchestra was a musical present to the participants. The orchestra conducted by the chief — maestro Enhe — presented an exclusive performance including the chapel Alter Ego, which sang cover version of «Let `s get it started» (Black Eyed Peas).
Group «Sub Lozhki» with their wooden spoons show has brought a Russian spirit, students’ excitement was reflected in the dancing of cheer leaders Phenomen-A. Robots welcoming the participants brought the audience back into IT atmosphere. The finishing and very loud stroke was the drum show of Davletkhan.
The opening ceremony witnessed solemn, funny and touching moments. Best moments have been collected in a photo report of the second day of AСM ICPC 2014 contest!
Photographer Yan Tsench