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February 1, 2018 10:26 AM

Engineering student finishes Communitech competition in second place

First-year Software Engineering Technology student Ilia Zhuravlev finished Communitech’s third annual Code/Design to Win challenge in second place with a perfect score.

The preliminary round of the competition was held last fall and started with more than 900 of the top coders and designers from across Canada. Three Conestoga students moved on to the finals which were held January 19 and 20 in Waterloo.

Computer Programmer/Analyst student Margaret Tavares represented Conestoga in the design category while Zhuravlev and Qiang Zhang, a student in the Computer Applications Development program, represented the college in the coding category. Zhuravlev and Zhang were two of 50 competitors tasked with solving a complex coding challenge within a two-hour time limit. Zhuralev finished under time in second place, and received a $1,000 prize.

Conestoga's Software Engineering Technology advanced diploma program is recognized as one of the top programs of its kind in the province. Courses cover areas as diverse as database development, internet development, embedded systems, smartphone/tablet development, computer graphics, computer security, software quality and game programming. There is also an opportunity to work on real-world projects for industry clients. The optional co-op stream includes four consecutive four-month work terms.

Visit the program page for more information.