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Programming Bootcamp on Naryn Campus

12 January 2022

The Computer Science degree at the University of Central Asia (UCA) combines the mathematical building blocks of theoretical knowledge with applied programming skills. The concepts of hardware and computer architecture are taught in addition to advanced software topics to create comprehensive preparation for students to enter the world of information technology.

Three students from UCA’s School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) - Eldiiar Dzhunusov, Aktan Tursunbaev and Tilek Toktorov, have been qualified to enter the Northern Eurasia Finals to be held in February 2022 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

To help them prepare, Nurlan Shaidullaev and Dr Mukhammadmuso Abduzhabbarov, faculty members at SAS, organised a programming bootcamp for CS students during the winter break. Ten students from the Naryn campus attended the workshop.

Three visiting instructors were also invited from Bishkek to conduct sessions. Kylychbek Uraimov, Head Coach of Informatics at Sapat Olympiad Preparation Centre, conducted the sessions. Two of his students also facilitated the workshop: Omurbek Dzhamalov (Bronze Medalist at the International Olympiads in Informatics (IOI)), and Mirbek Bakirov (Two Bronze Medals at the International Zhautykov Olympiad).


Students in the IT lab at UCA attending the programming bootcamp.

The topics of the workshop included Time Complexity Sorting and Searching, Data Structure, Dynamic Programming, Graph Algorithms, Range Queries and Number Theory.

“It was an intensive but important experience. We were studying for 12 hours a day from one of the best coaches in programming. Nine of Kylychbek’s students have so far won medals at IOI. We are grateful to UCA and our faculty for organising this bootcamp,” said Ilkhomzhon Sidikov, a Freshman at UCA.