Google Announces Winner of Global Code Jam 2006

October 30, 2006 0

Petr Mitrichev of Russia to Take Home Top Prize in New York City

  • Petr Mitrichev, Russia – $10,000
  • Ying Wang, U.S. – $5,000
  • Andrey Stankevich, Russia – $5,000

Google Inc. has announced that Petr Mitrichev won the recently held Global Code Jam competition and was awarded with a $10,000 first prize. Mitrichev topped a field of over 21,000 registered competitors from around the world, a record number for GCJ…

 Second place went to Ying Wang of the United States, while Andrey Stankevich of Russia came in third. Second through tenth places carry a cash prize of $5,000.

"We are thrilled to bring together such a talented, diverse group of programmers here in New York to celebrate the best in engineering," said Craig Nevill Manning, engineering director.

This is the fourth annual Global Code Jam, which is produced in conjunction with TopCoder, the leader in online programming competition, skills assessment and competitive software development.

Google’s Global Code Jam is a celebration of the art of computer science and demonstrates the value Google places on excellent coding.

“Google is passionate about fostering a community of people who want to build the next generation of tools for users around the globe and providing them with the opportunity to meet and discuss challenging problems, Manning said.”

Additional cash prizes went to the other top 100 finalists, who represented 24 different countries. Each finalist was flown to New York to compete in the championship round and see firsthand what is happening in the Google New York office. Last year, Marek Cygan of Poland took home the grand prize.

The competition, which began Sept. 5, attracted 21,000 registrants from more than 100 countries. All entrants participated in an initial qualification round, and 1000 of those went on to a two-round competition field. The top 100 scorers from round two of this phase came to Google’s New York offices for the finals.

All of the programming for any round could be done in Java, C++, C#, Python or VB.NET.