39th Federal Computer Science Competition honors young talents


In the final round of the 39th Federal Computer Science Competition, 29 pupils prevailed against around 1,700 other pupils – one year after the start of the competition. They had thus qualified for the final round of the annual talent competition organized by the Federal Computer Science Competitions (BWINF).

That Final of this year’s competition was organized by the Hasso Plattner Institute, as in 2005, 2012 and 2017. 29 participants were invited to the final round, who were able to demonstrate their skills. The award ceremony took place digitally due to the corona situation.

“Once again, the national competition has managed to identify outstanding young IT talents. The performance of the young people, also in dealing with open questions such as the automatic organization of peer-to-peer networks, was very impressive,” praised Professor Christoph Weidenbach , Chairman of the Advisory Board of the nationwide IT competitions.

National winners are: Jonathan Busch, Boldizsár Mann, Christian Noaghiu, Lucuas Schwebler and Marc Strufe. Jonathan Busch was also awarded the Ingo Wegener Prize for particularly good performance. Other award winners are: Felix Bergedieck, Florian Brendle, Nikola Ristic, Anna Polensky, Richard Ueltzen and Simone Wölfle.

National winner
(Image: Hasso Plattner Institute)

The nationwide IT competitions are school competitions sponsored by the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs. They are under the patronage of Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.


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