Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Russians won the competition for programmers to Facebook

Russians won the competition for programmers to Facebook
Russian programmers for the second year in a row receiving first place in the international competition programmer Facebook Hacker Cup, which organizes social network Facebook.
In total, Facebook Hacker Cup in January, attended by more than 6,000 applicants from around the world. After 4 rounds of correspondence are the best programmers were invited to the finals. 17 March 25 finalists took part in the decisive part of the competition in California in the new campus of Facebook. It is said that all travel expenses claimed social network Facebook.
After three hours of competition, Facebook announced the winners of 2012:
1st place: Roman Andreev of Russia, who completed the task in 1 hour 4 minutes for a minute faster than the representative of the United States.2nd place: Tomek Seagull from the USA (1 hour 5 minutes)3rd place: Tiancheng Loo of China (1 hour 44 minutes)
The winner got a prize of $ 5,000 for first place, but much more so that the novel Andreev named one of the best programmers in the world.Novel Andreev - the winner Facebook Hacker Cup 2012
Novel Andreev - Facebook Hacker Cup winner in 2012 (photo by press service of Facebook)
In the final competition included the following countries: Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Poland, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and the USA.
In 2012, Facebook Hacker Cup was held for the second time. In the first contest, held in March 2011, defeated the Russians Mitrichev Peter, a graduate of mechanics and mathematics of Moscow State University.

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