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Belarusian genius wins Google Code Jam 2016!

Meet Gennady Korotkevich, a Belarusian sport programmer, who has won an international programming competition!

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Gennady Korotkevich

The 13th Code Jam World Finals wrapped up in New York, New York on August 5, 2016.

It was an intense battle as the 26 contestants fought through four grueling hours of competition, but in the end, only one could come out out on top

Gennady Korotkevich has claimed the title of 2016 Code Jam World Champion, a prize of $15,000 and automatic qualification in the 2017 Code Jam Finals to defend his position!

On top of all that, he broke a record as the first World Champ to win three consecutive Code Jam Finals in a row.

Google Code Jam is an international programming competition hosted and administered by Google to discover world’s top engineering talents.

The competition offers a set of algorithmic problems that contestants should solve in a fixed amount of time using any programming language and development environment.

As of July 2016, Korotkevich is currently the highest-rated programmer at Codeforces, and the second highest rated algorithm competitor at TopCoder.