Gennady Korotkevich Named Google Code Jam 2019 Champion

On August 9, Gennady Korotkevich, a Belarusian sport programmer, claimed his sixth consecutive title of Code Jam World Champion. Makoto Soejima of Japan and Andrew He of the United States won the second and the third place, respectively. The event took place in San Francisco.

At the competition, Gennady solved four of six problems completely, and one – partially, scoring 141 points as a result. For his win in Google Code Jam, he received $15,000.

Belarus dominates in the Google Code Jam rankings with seven consecutive victories — six by Korotkevich and one by Ivan Metelsky who was named the winner of Google Code Jam in 2013.

Gennady Korotkevich is a winner of major programming contests, including VK Cup, Topcoder Open Marathon, Russian Code Cup, and Facebook Hacker Cup.

Google Code Jam is an international programming competition hosted and administered by Google. It began in 2003 as a means to identify top engineering talent for potential employment at Google. The competition consists of a set of algorithmic problems that must be solved in a fixed amount of time. Competitors may use any programming language and development environment to obtain their solutions.

This year, more than 60,000 participants competed in Code Jam, with 25 making the finals.

Google Code Jam 2019
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