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Where Are the Talented Engineers Coming From?

August 25, 2015

If you still don’t know about Belarus, it’s high time you start learning about this country. Why am I receiving this email, you may ask? Cause you are a part of the great tech industry and it would probably be beneficial for you to know that Belarus is home to the most talented tech guys. How to prove it? That’s very easy!

Google has been holding the Code Jam programming international contest since 2003. Every year, it attracts over 20,000 participants and only the top 25 make it into the final. The competition consists of a set of algorithmic challenges which must be solved in a fixed amount of time. Competitors may use any programming language and development environment to obtain their solutions.

The 12th annual Code Jam World Finals wrapped up in Seattle, Washington last August 14, 2015. It was an intense battle with 26 contestants battling it out through four grueling hours of competition, but in the end, only one came out on top.

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Congratulations to Gennady Korotkevich (Belarus) who claimed the title of 2015 Code Jam World Champion. (Source: Google Code Jam)

Interesting fact: Belarus is situated in the region that currently supplies the third-largest IT service export.

Belarus is uniquely situated in an area where near-shoring is a real possibility, and service quality is up to the international standards in Salesforce.com development. Through CodeSWAT’s Belarus office, CodeSWAT is uniquely positioned to provide exceptional value for the services that we offer.

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