Belarusian Programmer Wins 2018 Topcoder Open Marathon

From November 13 to November 16, the 2018 Topcoder Open Marathon took place in Dallas, Texas. Gennady Korotkevich, a Belarusian sport programmer, claimed the champion’s title.

Gennady was among 12 winners of the online competition, proceeding to the on-site marathon. The online rounds started on April 14 and included four stages. The participants of the marathon had to solve optimization problems.

In the finals, the competitors’ task is to write a program that finds the most effective solution in a given time. The names and scores of the competitors are displayed in a table of results that is accessible to all programmers. Participants are ranked depending on their number of points.

Topcoder Open (TCO) is an annual design, software development, data science, and competitive programming championship organized by Topcoder and hosted in different venues around the US. In the first two years, 2001 and 2002, the tournament was titled TopCoder Invitational.

Gennady Korotkevich is a winner of major programming contests, including VK Cup, Russian Code Cup, and Facebook Hacker Cup. This year, Gennady claimed the title of 2018 Code Jam World Champion and broke a record as the first champion to win five Code Jam Finals in a row. Korotkevich is a postgraduate student at the Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics, and Optics.

Gennady Korotkevich wins 2018 Topcoder Open Marathon

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