Belarusian Programmer Named Google Code Jam 2014 Champion
On August 15, 2014, a Belarusian programmer Gennady Korotkevich was named the winner of Google Code Jam 2014. The World Finals of the competition were held in Los Angeles, USA.
Google Code Jam is an annual programming contest where competitors create advanced computer programs and solve arduous problems. In 2014, around 20,000 programmers competed in four online rounds; 25 finalists and the previous year's champion qualified for the finals.
Korotkevich received the title of Google Code Jam 2014 Champion, a prize of $15,000, and automatic qualification for the Google Code Jam 2015 World Finals. Having solved five of six tasks, Korotkevich earned 136 points and beat out 25 finalists from all around the world. Evgeny Kapun from Russia took the second place, while Yuzhou Gu from China won the bronze.
For the second consecutive year, a Belarusian wins the Code Jam competition. In 2013, Gennady’s compatriot, Ivan Metelsky (or Miatselski), was named the winner of Google Code Jam.
Previously, Gennady was involved in the Code Jam contests and qualified for the finals but he was not old enough to attend. Code Jam is only open to people who are above the age of 18.
For the last five years, Gennady has been dominating the world of international programming competitions. In 2014, he has already become the winner of Yandex.Algorithm, Kotlin Challenge, and Facebook Hacker Cup.
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