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TopCoder Announces Champions of 2012 TopCoder Open in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TopCoder®, Inc., the world's largest competitive Community of digital creators, today announced the champions for the 2012 TopCoder Open, the world's foremost competitive programming and digital asset creation tournament.  The TopCoder Open  is a world-wide programming and designing tournament covering six competition tracks: Algorithm, Design, Development, Marathon, Mod Dash, and Studio Design with hundreds of thousands  in cash awards and prizes. This year's event took place at the Caribe Royal in Orlando, Florida. For full details on the 2012 TopCoder Open, visit .

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The champions in the 2012 TopCoder Open are:

Algorithm: Egor Kulikov, TopCoder handle "Egor", of the Russian Federation - $15,000
Design:     Michael Paweska, "argolite", of Canada - $15,000
Development: Yang Li, "Yeung", of China - $15,000
Marathon: Won-seok Yoo, "ainu7", of South Korea - $15,000
Mod Dash: Kan Luo, "hohosky", of China $10,000
Studio: Teerapron Sriponpak, "iamtong", of Thailand- $15,000

"The TopCoder Community of digital creatives is truly representative of the global community," said Rob Hughes, president and COO of TopCoder, Inc. "Our continuing growth and success is shared equally by our members and clients as well as our company."

The 2012 TopCoder Open was sponsored by Facebook, Google, DeNA, Pocket Gems, Das Keyboard, Two Sigma and Memsql.

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

About TopCoder, Inc.

TopCoder is the world's largest competitive community of digital creators with more than 425,000 members representing algorithmists, software developers and creative artists from over 200 countries. The TopCoder Community creates digital assets including analytics, software and creative designs and solutions for a wide-ranging client base through a competitive, rigorous, standards based methodology. Combined with our extremely talented community this groundbreaking methodology results in superior outcomes for our clients. For more information about sponsoring TopCoder events and utilizing TopCoder's software services and platforms, visit

TopCoder is a registered trademark of TopCoder, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Jim McKeown
TopCoder, Inc.


SOURCE TopCoder, Inc.