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Student from Belarus is Champion in 2010 TopCoder High School
Global Programming Tournament

Glastonbury, CT - March 22, 2010 - TopCoder®, Inc., ., the leader in online programming competition, skills assessment and competitive software development, today announced Gennady Korotkevich a student from School #56 in Gomel, Belarus, as champion of the 2010 TopCoder High School global programming tournament. Korotkevich prevailed over a final field of 100 skilled young algorithmists from 11 countries and earned a $3,000 share of the $10,000 total prize purse. The tournament consisted of three online elimination rounds which started in February, involved close to 500 participants representing 54 countries and culminated in a championship round on Saturday.

Second place and $1,500 went to Rumen Hristov, (exod40), a student at the High School of Natural Science and Mathematics in Shrumen, Bulgaria. Rounding out the top three was Neal Wu (neal_wu) of the Baton Rouge Magnet High School in Baton Rouge, LA. Wu was one of two American finalists.

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Since its inauguration in 2007, over 25,000 high school students have registered for the TopCoder High School Tournament. The TopCoder High School Tournament follows in the full tradition of the flagship TopCoder Open professional event by providing a world class platform for high school students to demonstrate their programming talents and skills to the world.

TopCoder offers a comprehensive array of outcome-based software competitions 24 x 7 in which real world business solutions are built on time and on budget.  For creative work, TopCoder Studio provides a competitive arena for creative skills such as graphic arts and digital design.

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