QBronze33 | Quantum Computing and Programming, August 10-14, 2020

We organized an online workshop hosted by Faculty of Computer Science, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, Pakistan.

We accepted 30+ applicants. We used online meeting tools Zoom and Discord for implementing the online workshop. During the workshop, we used the tutorial “Bronze” prepared by QWorld. It is a collection of Jupyter notebooks and each notebook has a couple of programming tasks to be solved by the participants.


Each participant successfully completed the workshop received a diploma.



August 5, 2020: The online installation and testing session between 16:00 and 18:00 (PKT).

August 10-14, 2020: The workshop was held between 15:00 and 18:00 (PKT) from Monday to Friday. For each day, a set of notebooks was specified and each participant was expected to complete them before the next session. The tentative schedule of each day was as follows:

  1. Classical systems, coin flipping, probabilistic bits and operators, and correlation
  2. Basics of quantum systems, quantum coin flipping, visualization of a qubit, superposition, and measurement
  3. Operations on a qubit, quantum tomography, and two qubits
  4. Entanglements, superdense coding, and quantum teleportation
  5. Grover’s search algorithm

Each day started with a 15-min opening meeting. Then, the participants worked asynchronously. We shareed a video for each notebook, and so the participants could watch it during studying it. Meanwhile, they contacted the workshop team to ask for help whenever they needed it. Each day ended with a short closing meeting.


The applications was closed by July 31, 2020!

Workshop team

The workshop leader: Abuzer Yakaryilmaz (QWorld, QLatvia, and University of Latvia)
The lecture recording: Ozlem Salehi (QWorld and QTurkey), Anastasija Trizna (QLatvia), and Abuzer Yakaryilmaz
QMentor(s): Daniel Reitzner (QSlovakia), Anastasija Trizna, and Krista Petersone (QLatvia)

Organizers: Jibran Rashid (Institute of Business Administration) and Abuzer Yakaryilmaz.

Yakaryilmaz was partially supported by ERDF project Nr. “Quantum computers with constant memory”.

Code of Conduct

Our event is dedicated to providing a harassment-free workshop experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event.

We respect the minors (children under age 18) and we must make every effort to protect their rights. All private relationships, private communications (including social media channels), or sexual contacts with minors are prohibited.

The default communication channel between the organizers and participants is e-mail. Except filing the application form, the contact info of any attendee or participant cannot be requested by any person from organizer side (i.e., mentor, educator, speaker, organizer, sponsor, or volunteer). On the other hand, any person from organizer side may share his or her contact info with a participant who is not a minor, upon request by the participant.

A minor can access the emails of the main organizers on the event’s website. If a minor interested in working with a person from organizer side for scientific or pedagogical purpose, then he or she should read this document before contacting this person:

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the organizers immediately. You may also contact directly the members of the Ethics Committee of QWorld.
Check the above link for more details.

Please copy the text below on an A4 document and fill the blank part. The document must be signed by a legal guardian of the minor. The date and the following information about the legal guardian should be provided: address, email address, and phone number. The signed document should be scanned and then send to the organizers (Abuzer and Jibran) by email.

Online workshop on quantum computing and programming

August 05, 2020 (installation & testing) and August 10-14, 2020 (the workshop)

The workshop is held online and each participant will join the workshop by using some online tools specified by the organizers such as Zoom and Discord. There will be an optional session between 16:00 (PKT) and 18:00 (PKT) on Wednesday, August 05, 2020 for the installation and testing. The workshop will be held between 15:00 (PKT) and 18:00 (PKT) on August 10-14, 2020. The workshop will be led by Dr. Abuzer Yakaryilmaz, a researcher in the Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia and a member of QWorld network (http://qworld.lu.lv). During the workshop, the following topics will be covered: Basics of classical and quantum systems, fundamental quantum algorithms and quantum protocols, and how to write basic quantum programs using quantum programming libraries. The organizers of the workshop are Abuzer Yakaryilmaz and Jibran Rashid (Institute of Business Administration).

I hereby consent that my _________,  _________________ participate this online workshop on quantum computing and programming and I hereby execute the agreement on his/her behalf. I also hereby consent to the taking of photographs, movies or video tape of the minor named above during the event and I also grant the right to edit, use, and reuse said products for nonprofit purposes including use in print, on the internet, and all other forms of media by University of Latvia, QWorld, QWorld’s partners, and Institute of Business Administration. 

I grant the University of Latvia, QWorld, QWorld’s partners, and Institute of Business Administration authorities to store and process personal data of the minor.