Champion of the world software became Egor Kulikov

The developer of mobile products of the company "Yandex" Egor Kulikov was the winner of the annual tournament among professional programmers TopCoder Open.

The employee of "Yandex" Egor Kulikov was the winner of the prestigious international individual competition among programmers — TopCoder Open 2012 — according to the official blog.

According to the company, Kulikov works in the St. Petersburg office of "Yandex", in the department of development of mobile products. In the past, he is a winner and winner of numerous school competitions in mathematics, a bronze medalist at the World Collegiate Programming Contest, and in 2010 he won first place in the other major competitions — Google Code Jam. Thus, Yegor was second Russian after Peter Mitrichev, win and TopCoder Open, and Google Code Jam, the company added.

The competition is organized by TopCoder Open 2003 with TopCoder This year it was held in Orlando, Florida, USA.

To get to the final of the competition, you must go through a multi-stage selection process. The first steps are carried out via the Internet: thousands of participants from around the world demonstrate their ability to solve complex algorithmic problems. 24 winners are invited to the internal round. But this does not end with the selection: applicants are divided into two semi-finals on 12 people, and eventually get to the final total of 8 people.

Scoreboard TopCoder Open


Place  Handle Final Score
Egor 215.94
meret 157.5
RAVEman 50.0
andrewzta 0.0
marek.cygan 0.0
shangjingbo 0.0
[[Iwi]] 0.0
ACRush -50.0

Source: TopCoder Open

The system of all the rounds on the TopCoder Open is about the same: participants are given three tasks — simple shareware for which accrued 250 points, an average of 500 points and a complex for 1000. Their solution is given 75 minutes. The faster the participant solved the problem, the more points he gets for it. Before the announcement of the results is another 15 minutes when participants can see each other’s solutions and find them in error. For each found the test on which the software is not working properly opponent who found gets extra points.

All full-time tour participants receive cash prizes, with the first prize in this year amounted to $ 15 million

Among the other sponsors of the 2012 TopCoder Open are Google and Facebook. In 2010, the sponsor of the event was company "Yandex".

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