Google Inc has announced the winners of the Google Code Jam contest 2006, Google's second annual computer programming competition in India.
Google Inc has announced the winners of the Google Code Jam contest 2006, Google's second annual computer programming competition in India, in an award function held in Bangalore yesterday.
Ardian Kristanto Poernomo of Nanyang Technology University in Singapore was announced the winner of the grand prize of Rs.122,000 bagging 977.88 points. Ardian competed against thousands of registrants from around the world. Ardian was also the winner of the Google India Code Jam 2005.
This is the second year of the Google India Code Jam, produced in conjunction with TopCoder, the leader in online programming competition, skills assessment and competitive software development. The Google Code Jam is a celebration of the art of computer science, and signals to programmers everywhere the value Google places on excellent coding.
Abishek Kumarasubramanian and Shreevatsa Rajagopalan were awarded the second and the third prizes respectively. Abishek scored 977.85 points and Shreevatsa scored 635.89 points. The second to fifth prize winners all took home Rs 56, 000, sixth to tenth Rs. 44, 200, eleventh to twentieth Rs.33, 200, twenty first to twenty fifth Rs. 22,200 and twenty sixth to fiftieth Rs. 18,000. All the 50 winners took home an iPod Nano along with the cash prizes.
Speaking on the occasion Alan Eustace, Sr. Vice President, Engineering and Research, Google Inc said that the contest has been an amazing experience for the entire Google team and the students who participated in the contest.
The registrations were on from February 27 to March 20 and attracted more than 14,000 participants from India and South East Asia. The competition began on March 20, 2006 and all the entrants participated in an initial qualification round with 500 progressing to the second round. The top 50 scorers from round two were brought to Bangalore for the finals. Programming in the competition can be done in Java, C++, C# or VB.NET languages.
The photograph has, from Left to right: Kannan Pashupathy, Senior Program Manager, Google; Abishek Kumarasubramanian; Ardian Kristanto Poernomo; Shreevatsa Rajagopalan and Alan Eustace, Sr. Vice President, Engineering and Research, Google Inc.