Nikola Postolov (19.12.1986 - 16.01.2009)

Nikola Postolov NIKOLA POSTOLOV (19.12.1986 - 16.01.2009), was a Macedonian programmer who's talent didn't stay unnoticed. Even in his primary school days in his school he was declared as the best in his generation. Later, when he was in high school, he regularly took part in the regional and national competitions in mathematics and physics and mostly he returned with the first prizes, and he had the same success in the informatics competitions.

On the National Macedonian Olympiad he won the silver medal which gave him the right to be a participant in the 15th World Olympiad in informatics that was held in Wisconsin (USA), from where he returned with a bronze medal.

"Actually he was a universal talent, he was good in everything he did. In primary school he had his first solo concert with his accordion, and later he successfully played the pieces from Mozart and the other world's classics. The audience was amazed with the virtuosity that the young Nikola was showing. In the next years he started to replace his accordion with the computer, but both, the accordion and the computer, were taking a big part of his heart." - says his father Stefce.

In 2005 he started his undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, at the program for Informatics and Computer Engineering. The number of medals and recognitions he has won at the World Olympiads and the other competitions speak enough for his brilliance. Among other things he was one of the few practitioners from Macedonia in the world's giant Google, after what it was more certain that he would have a successful career working somewhere abroad. He also more then proudly represented the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies at several Elektrijada and ACM competitions where together with the other members of his team he gave his faculty a high rank among the other competing faculties in the world and with that he also proudly represented our country. He regularly took part of some online competitions like Code Fu (organized by Netcetera) and Top Coder.

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius - Skopje
Major: Informatics and Computer Engineering
GPA: (10.00/10.00)
Anticipated Graduation Date: June 2009
Secondary School "Slavco Stojmenski", Stip, Macedonia
Math and natural sciences oriented
GPA: (5.00/5.00)

Honors and International Awards:
Bronze Medal - 13th BOI (Balkan Olympiad in Informatics) 2005, Rhodes, Greece
Bronze Medal - 12th BOI 2004, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Bronze Medal - 15th IOI (International Olympiad in Informatics) 2003, WI, USA

National awards
Gold Medal - MOI (Macedonian Olympiad in Informatics) 2005, Skopje
Bronze Medal - MMO (Macedonian Mathematical Olympiad) 2005, Skopje
Gold Medal - MOI 2004, Skopje
Silver Medal - MOI 2003, Skopje
Competition awards
1st place (CODEFU) Dec 2008, Skopje
2nd place (CODEFU) Apr 2008, Skopje
1st place (CODEFU) Jun 2007, Skopje

Intern at Google (Munich, Germany, Jun-Sept, 2008)
Computer Science Competitions
Regional ACM Competition (Bucharest, Romania, 2007)
TopCoder SRMs and 2007 TopCoder Open Qualification Rounds
International Olympiads in Informatics (2003, 2004, 2005)
Balkan Olympiads in Informatics (2004, 2005)