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We opened the reception of applications for competition of scientific prize named after Ilya Segalovich. The prize will be awarded for the second time — the first presentation took place this spring. We established the award to support young scientists and their mentors who are engaged in research that is relevant to Yandex fields of computer science. The award amount for undergraduate and graduate students is 350 thousand rubles, and for supervisors to 700 thousand rubles. For the award can apply students, graduate students and academic supervisors from universities of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. To enter the number of applicants, you have until January 13, 2020 to submit an application on the awards website and tell her about his scientific activities...

Today we showed the Station Mini, new smart column with a voice assistant Alice. It will fit in any corner of the apartment and will replace several devices from the remote to the alarm. Station Mini not only includes music, but also knows how to turn itself into a musical instrument. To manage a column as a voice and new way — gestures. Station Mini is a compact smart column under the control of Alice, developed at Yandex. Due to the small dimensions it can be placed anywhere: on a table in the living room, on a shelf in the kitchen, on the nightstand in the bedroom, on the dresser in the nursery. It is available in two colors, black and white, and will fit into any interior. Column substitutes a few devices. It can be an alarm clock radio, Bluetooth...

In the Summer of 2022 in Saint-Petersburg will host the international Congress of mathematicians, or ICM. This is the largest and most famous conference of mathematicians, which is held from the end of XIX century. The Congress meets every four years and coming scientists from around the world. At the opening ceremony of ICM international mathematical Union announces the names of new winners of four prestigious awards in mathematics, including the subject, the fields medal prize. It is awarded in 1936, and it is sometimes called the "mathematical Nobel prize". , Russia will host the Congress for the first time. Before ICM once took place in the USSR, in 1966. Russian mathematical school is considered to be one of the strongest in the world — is enough to...

We made the game for travelers and scholars — it is necessary to guess the country on pictures uploaded by the users on Yandex.Card. If you have deja vu, it's because in the spring we did a similar game, only about the Russian city. Our colleagues already had time to play the new version, saying that it was easier and more interesting. To distinguish Italy from Iceland's still easier than Kursk Voronezh. As in the game of city guessing the countries you will compete Alice. To compete with the people, by the way, is also possible: on the last screen there is a button "challenge friends". the last time we have talked about how Alice finds out city. With countries it is exactly the same. In short, we took pictures with Yandex.Cards and divided them into two...

We have opened registration for this year's second championship in programming. In the first championship, which Yandex held in late spring, competed more than nine thousand people. If you were among the participants and you are not lucky, you can try your hand again — maybe now everything will be better. In the qualifying round can compete in several disciplines — for example, in machine learning and mobile development. The final will have to choose one or the other. the championship will be held in four disciplines. This is machine learning, frontend, backend and mobile development. The peculiarity of the competition is that it's all in the life. Tasks that offer participants, are very similar to those who each day decide the programmers of Yandex. In...

The school year has Begun, and so Yandex.The Lyceum is gaining new students. We invite you to a free students classes 8th and 9th grades who want to learn to program in Python. No special knowledge is required — just the interest in mathematics and information technology. What can graduates Yandex.Lyceum? Boys who have completed Yandex.Lyceum — about their projects In the two years the students learn Python from zero to a level sufficient for starting a career programmer. But in high school it makes sense to enter not only those who want to become a developer. Now the ability to program popular in any field, from medicine to archaeology, and in the near future it will become part of basic literacy as the ability to read or write. This fall, Yandex.Lyceum...

People don't always remember the names of the movies that they watched. But the memory stuck firmly any detail related to this movie: for example, an unexpected plot twist, or another vivid scene or the name of the lead actor. The first thing that comes to mind when I wanted to remember the name. Therefore, the search for Yandex every day responding to queries like [the film in which space and McConaughey], [series where anything is unclear and there is a Corgi] or [the film where the man lived many men]. Such queries can tell a lot about how people perceive the movies: what characters, actions, and atmosphere characteristic of films from different countries and genres, what exactly remember specific characters — men and boys, gods and demons, cops and...

Now on the streets of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan more than twelve thousand vehicles Yandex.Drive. Almost all the cars available in the application, tucked the fuel tank enough to reach any point within the zone of completion of the lease, even if it is the other end of the city. In this post we will explain how the Drive runs the car. In the car-sharing there are two approaches to refueling vehicles. The first approach assumes that refilling a responsible user. If warning light is on, you need to drive to the gas station and refill the fuel. To complete the rental with an empty tank it is impossible: for it can be fined. This approach is useful to carsharing, but not very convenient to users who have to spend time refueling. Alina Kovalevich, head of...

From Yandex.Maps update: they started to show a floor diagram of premises. To navigate inside the building is more difficult than on the street, especially if it's a high-rise complex with a confusing layout. Now the Cards can look under the roof: locate the building, zoom in, select a floor and you will see all that is inside. We started with schemes 29 largest shopping centers in Moscow and the nearest Moscow suburbs. First, it is demand from our users of the space. The Mall come not only for shopping but also to eat, get a haircut, to take things to the dry cleaners, go to a movie or a children's amusement Park. Secondly, many of the shopping center complex internal structure. Each floor is like a mini-city with streets, alleys and squares — in General...

We continue enrollment in School backend development. If pretender design the interface of the website is what people will see in the browser, backender define the logic of his work: how to handle requests where data is stored, how the site interacts with other web services and so on. the School focuses on beginners to experts. It is suitable primarily for those who already have some experience with backend development. Coming it is important to know the basics of Python the language is used during training — and to understand the basics of the specialty: how to create a web application how to deploy it on the server, how to make a request to the database. Without this knowledge it will be difficult to cope with. What do secendary and how to get started in...

One of the most popular exhibits in our Museum's computers — the ZX Spectrum. Near it stops almost all visitors. Those who are younger, attracted by the appearance of the machine: "Look, the keyboard is embedded a computer and a cassette player!". (The Museum is ZX Spectrum +2, which cassette drive is inside the case.) For older guests "spectrum" — thing from my youth: someone wrote on the first Sinclair BASIC program, and someone who used to spend hours playing Elite, Dizzy, R-Type and Saboteur. In the early 1990s, the spectrum really could be seen everywhere and has become for many the first home computer. Most, however, was not the English original, and one of the many clones — copies of the informal spectrum. They were assembled from parts available at...

On Yandex.ROM conveniently store pictures from your phone. If the application CD includes the startup, all pictures you make on the camera of a smartphone or tablet are automatically stored in the cloud and does not occupy a place in it. The disk becomes an endless photo archive, which documented the daily life: step by step, day after day, year after year. the archive does not revise for an hour, like old albums. First, it is too large: thousands, or tens of thousands of images. Second, not all photos taken on the phone, bring back memories. Pictures from vacation I want to flip, but the photos from the visa application center with samples of filling out the questionnaire is very unlikely. Mobile Yandex.Drive able to recall the photographs from the...

We continue the set in interface development, which will open this fall. Listeners SRI acquainted with the basics of industrial front-end development. In the classroom will tell you how to create large interfaces and high-load Internet services such as Yandex services. Developed by pretender work in teams with managers and designers, and together they are responsible for ensuring that the service was intuitive and convenient to users. who designed a School According to the statistics of previous years, the majority of students — undergraduates and graduates of technical universities. In fact, we are not very important whether you have a diploma and what it says. First and foremost, we look at skills. A basic set of requirements — knowledge of HTML, CSS, and...

To Record important phone on a piece of paper and five minutes to lose it. To make a shopping list and shop to discover that he left the house. To get the right information always at hand, save it to Yandex.The disc see "Notes". With notes you can work in the application ROM Android ROM 3.0 for Windows or in the browser. The contents of the partition is synced between devices. You can start to make note of this on your work computer, and continue in the subway on your smartphone. Section of notes will come in handy when you need to jot down a phone number, cake recipe, timetable or any other information you may need in the future. In the "Notes" you can maintain to-do lists and shopping — or to write down ideas and thoughts that are important to remember...

Today in Moscow held Yet Another Conference, a large technology conference Yandex. This year the theme of the conference — "the Future is in the details." People used to think about the future as about a distant era, where everything is simple, convenient and automated — as in books of fiction. But if you don't have a time machine, to feel the future is quite difficult: the world is changing not once, but gradually. At YaC we spoke about the new developments of Yandex, which advance the future or create it right now. Smart home Smart home brings together dozens of devices from different manufacturers, from light bulbs to coffee makers that can be controlled by voice. Is responsible for this Alice. Tell her: "Make the air conditioning colder" or "Turn on the...