Some of the world's top coders are in Buffalo for international competition

Global talent shines in coding challenge at BNMC

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Coders from China, Poland, Spain, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia will be taking home a share of $60,000 after taking top honors at the international Topcoder competition in Buffalo.

The event, hosted by the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, challenged participants to develop an app to to connect eighth grade students at Westminster Community Charter School with adult mentors to help guide them through schooling.

85 competitors representing 29 countries around the globe gathered in Buffalo to compete. 

Winners of the competition included:

  • Algorithm Champion: Yuhao Du, China
  • Development Champion: Sergey Pogodin, Spain
  • First2Finish Champion: Akinwale Ariwodola, Nigeria
  • Marathon Competition: Przemyslaw Debiak, Poland
  • UI Prototype Champion: Mouly Gunarathne, Sri Lanka
  • UI Design Champion: Panji Kharisma, Indonesia
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