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IXcellerate became an industrial partner of the hackaton “DIGITAL CHALLENGE”, which took place in Surgut, Russia last week and was organized by the Surgut State University.

The event brought together nine teams of students and schoolchildren to show off their IT skills and ”battle it out” over the course of several contests. The hackathon was held as a part of the project ArtLab, lead by the Laboratory of Scientific and Technical Creativity of Surgut State University.


Vitaly Ababiy, head of connectivity at IXcellerate, joined the contest by tasking one of the teams with a real case the company is dealing with right now, and challenged the youngsters to find the most efficient solution. Vitaly’s guys scored bronze in the overall team total, and received a certificate for a tour of IXcellerate data centers, as well as various souvenirs and memorabilia.


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