TopCoder Announces 2011 TopCoder Open Champions From Japan, China, Philippines, Indonesia and Poland

Sep 29, 2011 (07:09 PM EDT)

Top Programmers Share $150,000 in Prizes and International Honors in Global Software Competition in Ft. Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TopCoder®, Inc., the leader in online programming competition, skills assessment and competitive software development, today announced the Champions for all 6 tracks of the 2011 TopCoder Open. Japanese member Makoto Soejima, known by his TopCoder handle rng_58, took top honors in the Algorithm competition. Member yeung (Yang Li) from China won the Mod Dash track, j3_guile (Franklin Guevarra) of the Philippines the Development track, BLE (Wujian Ye) of China the Design track, Psyho (Przemyslaw Debiak) of Poland the Marathon Competition, and the TopCoder Studio track was won by abedavera (Junius Albertho) of Indonesia.

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The competition attracted over 6,000 registrants earlier in the year, and after a series of online qualification rounds, the top finalists were flown in from countries spanning the globe to compete for $150,000 in prize money live on stage at the Westin Diplomat Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Sponsors of the 2011 TopCoder Open included Intel, Facebook, Mashery and memSQL.  Full details of the 2011 TopCoder Open are available at .

"We celebrate the thinking skills and talent of all our competitors and the full TopCoder community today," said Rob Hughes, President and COO of TopCoder, Inc. "We extend our congratulations to each and every one of them as they embrace the spirit of meaningful and collegial competition."

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Jim McKeown
TopCoder, Inc.

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