Google Announces Global Code Jam 2006 Finalists

Announcement
September 25, 2006

The field is set for Google’s Global Code Jam finals. Over 20,000 competitors from over a hundred countries registered for our annual coding competition which presents participants with a series of challenging problems that they must use their programming skills and creativity to solve. This year’s finalists represent 23 different countries from every corner of the globe. They will be flown to Google’s New York engineering offices to battle it out for their share of $155,000 in prize money on October 27th.

The Finalists

  • Petr Mitrichev, Russian Federation
  • Andrey Stankevich, Russian Federation
  • Hubert Hwang, United States
  • Michal Forisek, Slovakia
  • Mike Mirzayanov, Russian Federation
  • Tomasz Czajka, United States
  • Jimmy Mrdell, Sweden
  • Mikhail Dvorkin, Russian Federation
  • TianCheng Lou, China
  • Pawel Gawrychowski, Poland
  • Marcin Michalski, Poland
  • Marcin Pilipczuk, Poland
  • Robin Nittka, Germany
  • Semen Dyatlov, Russian Federation
  • Andrey Lazarev, Russian Federation
  • Pablo Heiber, Argentina
  • Nikolay Permyakov, Russian Federation
  • Witold Jarnicki, Poland
  • Rui Li, China
  • Pavel Mavrin, Russian Federation
  • Michael Levin, Russian Federation
  • Jiangwei Yu, China
  • Tomasz Idziaszek, Poland
  • Weidong Hu, China
  • Reid Barton, United States
  • Luka Kalinovcic, Croatia
  • Aidin Kashigar, Canada
  • Denis Nazarov, Russian Federation
  • Tomasz Kulczynski, Poland
  • Ivan Romanov, Russian Federation
  • Yauhen Hanchar, Belarus
  • Vitaly Goldshteyn, Russian Federation
  • Bruce Merry, South Africa
  • Maral Garolera, Spain
  • Catalin Stefan Tiseanu, Romania
  • Sergey Nazarov, Russian Federation
  • Roman Alekseenkov, Russian Federation
  • Przemek Dbiak, Poland
  • Dmitry Mescheryakov, Russian Federation
  • Christoph Schwirzer, Germany
  • Yi Yang, China
  • Zeyuan Zhu, China
  • Ulan Degenbaev, Germany
  • Paul Jefferys, United Kingdom
  • Pawel Parys, Poland
  • Jan Kuipers, Netherlands
  • Oleg Eterevsky, Russian Federation
  • Spirichev Maxim, Russian Federation
  • Evgeny Cherepanov, Russian Federation
  • Hiep Dinh, United States
  • Man Hon Chan, Canada
  • Viacheslav Medvedev, Russian Federation
  • Dmitry Klenov, Russian Federation
  • yvind Grotmol, Norway
  • Jakub Radoszewski, Poland
  • Michal Bartoszkiewicz, Poland
  • Vyacheslav Tokarev, Russian Federation
  • Ivan Krasilnikov, Russian Federation
  • Sorin Stancu-Mara, Germany
  • Wolfgang Hess, Germany
  • Xiantao Jiao, China
  • Aleksandrs Saveljevs, Latvia
  • Egor Kulikov, Russian Federation
  • Rostislav Rumenov, Bulgaria
  • Cheng Sheng, China
  • Takahashi Shuhei, Japan
  • Daniel Czajka, Poland
  • Yiu Cho Leung, Hong Kong
  • Ying Wang, United States
  • Roman Satyukov, Russian Federation
  • Xiao Hang, China
  • Yifei Zhang, China
  • Jason Wolfe, United States
  • Won-seok Yoo, Republic of Korea
  • David Narum, Norway
  • Emilian Miron, Romania
  • Roman Elizarov, Russian Federation
  • Yuriy Znovyak, Ukraine
  • Dmitry Korolev, Russian Federation
  • Lukas Polacek, Slovakia
  • Per Austrin, Sweden
  • Yiming Li, China
  • Sergey Bankevich, Russian Federation
  • Michael Haddox-Schatz, United States
  • Frank Chu, Canada
  • Konstantin Azarov, Russian Federation
  • Sergei Pupirev, Russian Federation
  • Adrian Kuegel, Germany
  • Xiaoshi Lu, China
  • Nikolay Archak, Russian Federation
  • Erik-Jan Krijgsman, Netherlands
  • Shixi Chen, China
  • Slava Romanov, Russian Federation
  • David Pritchard, Canada
  • Alexey Zhevak, Russian Federation
  • Andrey Khalyavin, Russian Federation
  • JongMan Koo, Republic of Korea
  • Peter Kosinar, Slovakia
  • Maks Verver, Netherlands
  • Jan Oravec, Slovakia

This year marks the first year the finals will be held in New York City. "Google New York is very excited to be hosting Google Code Jam 2006," said Craig Nevill-Manning, Engineering Director, Google New York. "It’s an incredible opportunity to introduce the best of the programming world to our New York Engineering office in downtown Manhattan and demonstrate the incredible diversity of experiences that Google offers engineers all over the world. If you can make it in Code Jam here, you can make it anywhere!"

The Google Code Jam is powered by TopCoder®, the leader in online programming competition, skills assessment, and competitive software development. More information about Google Code Jam 2006 can be found at www.google.com/codejam2006.