Belarusian programmer named world’s best

A Belarusian programmer, Gennady Korotkevich, has won Google’s Code Jam Finals, the tech giant’s annual coding competition for the sixth consecutive year, BelarusFeed has reported.

Mr Korotkevich scored a total of 143 points in the coding competition, beating Makoto Soejima from Japan and US programmer Andrew He.

The Belarusian programmer, who is a graduate of the Gomel gymnasium, won a prize of 15,000 US dollars.

Aside from winning Google’s competition, the 24-year old sports programmer has previously win the Russian Code Cup, Russia’s VK Cup, Yandex.Algorithm, the Facebook Hacker Cipő and the Topcoder Open Marathons.

Photo: Google Code Jam official Facebook page