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This spring in Yandex opens another School of development of interfaces. It is designed for beginners frontenders. If you are interested to create interfaces, but not yet enough knowledge and experience, come to class. In SRI you can learn a lot — and, importantly, it's free. the School going three months from 29 February to end of may. Training takes place in two stages. The first stage is directly study. You will listen to lectures of the leading developers of Yandex and homework. In the classroom is not a bare theory. Each lecture is a visual story about a particular aspect of the work of pretender, supported by examples from personal experience of the lecturer. The atmosphere in SRI more than informal: the students who usually communicate with teachers...

Every year in December, Yandex analysts determine the main themes of the year. They are examining search queries and make lists of people, events, and sitcoms in General, just what was the center of attention of the Russians during the year. Here such, for example, get lists of events and people that in 2019 the interest of the people of Russia the most: Lists the main sporting events, serials, movies, songs and games you'll find on the project page "Topics 2019 in the search Yandex". It is also possible to share personal results of the year — choose three topics and to collect the personal card of 2019. How do we determine the theme of the year the Level of interest in a particular topic can be determined by how often ask about her. But in order to...

Yandex introduced a large search update — "VEGA". It shows the search for a new, expert, level of quality and enables users to instantly obtain answers to their queries. "VEGA" brings together more than 1,500 of improvements in four key areas: 1. Improving the quality of search Since the launch search of updates "Palekh" Yandex is able to search not only by words but also in meaning. This became possible thanks to neural networks — they help you to associate the meaning of the query and web pages. "VEGA" opens a new stage in the history of the search. Now neural networks are already at the stage of search of the base. Using neural networks Yandex reveals in advance the basis of similar web documents and combines them into semantic clusters. When the user...

Statement of the Director for technologies of Yandex Gregory Bakunov, which reflects the position of the entire company. the Events of recent days compel us to Express our views on the news around the Nginx project. We in Yandex believe that the modern Internet is impossible without a culture of open source and without the people who invest the time in developing open source programs. Judge for yourself: we all use browsers with open source received from the server page open source that runs on open source. Openness is not the only property of these programs, but certainly one of the most important. Most of the properties of these programs were due to the fact that developers from all over the world could read their code and to propose changes. Flexibility,...

Many houses kept the old audio equipment from tube radios the size of a small chest of drawers and portable transistors to the boomboxes of the nineties. At times it is just "furniture" — these days records, of needle, bobbin and simply audio tapes were a rarity. on October 30, the date on Yandex.Station Mini, we have conducted the action proposed to exchange obsolete or unnecessary audio device on our smart column with voice control. In Station Mini lives Alice. It not only includes music and the radio and tells the children stories, but also gets alarm clock, reminiscent of the cases reported about the weather and traffic and controls your smart home — what will agree, it is difficult to expect from grandmother's gramophone. We have reserved for stock...

Last year we released the app "national map" with anyone the driver can improve Yandex.Card. No special knowledge is needed — just dock the smartphone on the windshield, start the app and drive on the usual route. Application every one to two seconds makes a picture of the road, and at the end of the trip sends the pictures in Yandex. The footage shows road signs, markings, Parking lots, and house numbers — we extract this information and add it to the Cards to make them more accurate. the photos from the app is loaded only on the National map, where they worked as cartographers. But soon it became clear that the photos are useful not only to creators but also to other drivers who drive on this route. So from now on, photos are available in the usual...

Every day about half a million people start the application Yandex.Cards to build in this route. They have different goals: some want to know how to get to an unfamiliar place, others seek to avoid traffic jams, and the third you just need to check how faster — by car or by public transport. Today we updated mobile Maps. Now the app not only offers different options for routes, and allows to compare them with each other — on time and approximate cost of the trip. You can find out the sooner I can get to work: by car, bus or bike. Or to check how the price differs a Taxi and Drive, if these services are in your city. In large cities public transport is often the fastest way to move. Therefore, in the new mobile transport Maps in a separate Chapter. The app...

Last week in the courtyard of the headquarters of Yandex in Moscow there was an unusual robot: something like the lunar Rover, on six wheels, about two feet in height. We named the robot Yandex.Rover in honor of the self-propelled space vehicles that explore the surface of celestial bodies. Yandex.The Rover is a robot for transporting small cargoes. Testing the Rover has only just begun. His first task was the transportation of documents and small packages to be delivered from the headquarters on the street of Leo Tolstoy in another Moscow office of Yandex. Rover picks up the goods from the office and drove to a point where it stops running between two offices of the van. the Goods are placed in a compartment inside the case. The Rover is equipped with a...

We released the tablet version of Yandex.Launcher — free shell for Android devices, developed in Yandex. The launcher will come in handy if you, for whatever reasons, do not like the native interface of your tablet — or you just love the hard to configure the device. In Launcher is customizable, everything from the animations when switching from screen to screen to the shape of the icons. You can pick the theme — dark or light, or create your own: though white and green, though blue and pink. Wallpaper options more than a hundred, they are grouped into themes: there are seals, and space. Wallpaper can change every day, or not change at all — all you want. the Launcher — the story is not only about beauty, but about usability. There are a lot of thoughtful...

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...