Google Inc on April 7 announced the winner of the 2006 Google India Code Jam, Google’s second annual computer programming competition in India. The winner is Ardian Kristanto Poernomo from Nanyang Technology University, Singapore, who competed against thousands of registrants from around the world to take home the Rs 122,000 grand prize. Poernomo was also the winner of the 2005 Google India Code Jam.
“We are honoured to host some of the most talented computer programmers in the world for this competition,” said Alan Eustace, Vice-President, Engineering and Research, Google Inc. “Google engineers love solving technical problems, and we are pleased to celebrate the fields of engineering and computer science through the Google India Code Jam.”
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.
The competition, which began March 20, 2006, attracted more than 14,000 participants from India and South East Asia. All 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.