The winner of the competition was the Russian programmers Facebook

Programming contest conducted by Facebook in 2012 for the second time, again won by Russia. He received the prize trophy and a check for $ 5 million

  • The winner Roman Andreev

The winner of the international competition programmers CUP Facebook Hacker is an 18-year-old student St. Petersburg State University Roman Andreev. He received from the organizers of the cup, engraved with his name, and a check for $ 5 million, reported The Next Web.

Final event was held the morning of March 18, 2012 at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park (CA). By the final round there had been 25 people who were selected by several online tests.

Total enrollment in the competition are 8 thousand people from various countries around the world, including USA, Germany, Ukraine, Poland, China, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan. Of Russia in this year’s competition was attended by 6 people.

Finalists will be asked to decide on three objectives for 3:00. However, each of them has decided to correct only one task. Faster than anyone had done Roman Andreev, spending the right solution of a problem in 1 hour 4 minutes. 

The runner (from the U.S.) took with him a check for $ 2 million, the third (from China) — $ 1 million In addition, Facebook has paid to each of the 25 finalists for the trip to California and back and gave an incentive prize for $ 100, according to The Hacker News.

Facebook Hacker CUP competition was held for the second time. In the 2011 finals also took place in March. And winner also became a Russian citizen — graduate of Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty of Moscow State University Peter Mitrichev. Social network Facebook is planning to hold the event annually.


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