First round Marathon

Round time

Start: 22.10.2022 / 10:00 h.
End: 13.11.2022 / 20:00 h.

It is a pleasure and an honor that Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" is once again a partner of one of the most prestigious programming competitions. Our Faculty of Mathematics and informatics has a major credit for the development of this sector with the solid academic education it offers in the field of informatics and information technology. This is the reason behind the excellent realization of our graduates in Bulgaria and around the world.

Successes in higher education is impossible without serious school preparation. The interest in science and information technology must be stimulated since early childhood. That is why I welcome the consistent and long-standing work of Musala Soft to attract and develop the youngest talents and wish the contestants a successful performance in this year's CodeIT competition.

Prof. Anastas Gerdzhikov, DSc,
Rector of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
I am proud that for another year the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at the oldest University of the Republic of Bulgaria is patron of the oldest programming competition - CodeIT. The mission of FMI to preserve, enrich and transmit knowledge in the field of pure and applied mathematics, informatics and computer science and the mission of CodeIT - to develop talents in competitive programming. Building personalities who, with their knowledge, confidence, and curiosity in the field of science, have the power to change the world is our mission!

Assoc. Prof. Parvan Parvanov, PhD
Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics,
Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
Dear high-school and university students, young people fascinated by the magic of programming,

I welcome you on the beginning of the 23rd edition of the International CodeIT Programming Competition and I wish you countless unforgettable moments during its implementation, many smiles and many realized plans!

In the last few years, there have been many challenges facing the whole world, and most of them have been solved with the help of new technologies. The world has shown that we are already living in a new era and are moving confidently towards a new society that relies exclusively on information, information technology and the freedom to use them whenever and wherever you want. For this reason, programmers take their worthy place in the vanguard of the people who need to take care of the public good and well-being. I believe that many of you realize that in order to be personally happy, we must take care of the prosperity of the society to which we belong. To be truly successful and to live in a peaceful and prosperous world, we must take care not only of ourselves, but of everyone around us. I sincerely hope that each of you will make the world a better place with the power of your intellect and mind, but also with the morality and spirit you carry within you.

Congratulations to the whole team of Musala Soft, whose great initiatives are all around us, and CodeIT is exactly such a great initiative that is turned to the future and to a better tomorrow!

I wish everyone success wholeheartedly!

Antoan Tonev, PhD,
Director of Sofia High School of Mathematics

Patron of the round - Prof. Anastas Gerdzhikov, DSc, Assoc. Prof. Parvan Parvanov, PhD and Antoan Tonev, PhD