Belarusian Genius Wins Google Code Jam For 6th Year In A Row

Gennady Korotkevich, a Gomel-born programmer, has won six consecutive Code Jam World Finals, Google’s global coding competition, in San Francisco, the U.S., imfo.ru reports.

He won the Google Code Jam in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Korotkevich regularly gets in headlines as the winner of various programming competitions.

This time he scored a total of 143 points, leaving behind Japan’s Makoto Soejima (121 points) and Andrew He from the U.S. (121 points). The Belarusian genius has become the first six-time Code Jam champion and walked away with a cash prize of $15,000.

Google Code Jam has been hosted and administered by Google since 2003 to discover the world’s top engineering talents. It brings together over 50, 000 programmers from all over the world, of which only the top 25 go to the finals.

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The championship includes a set of algorithmic problems that must be solved within a certain time. This year, they had to solve six tasks, each of which had two conditions for solving.

The finalists had to use one of the following languages: Bash, C, C ++, C # (mono), Go, Haskell (ghc), Java 8, Javascript (nodejs), Python 2, Python 3, PHP, and Ruby.

Korotkevich completely solved four out of six tasks, correctly sending both parts of the problem. He also successfully completed another task by half, sending an easier solution.

The 24-year-old graduated from the Gomel gymnasium. He is one of the most titled sports programmers in the world. He has won numerous international competitions, such as Google Code Jam, Yandex.Algorithm, VK Cup, Russian Code Cup, Facebook Hacker Cup, SnackDown 2019, Topcoder Open Marathon and others.

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