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Polish team won the programming marathon in Gdynia

Polish programming team Precision Screwdrivers won the first edition of the programming competition Marathon24. On the podium of the competition, which attracted 30 teams, there were also two other Polish teams: SajchoPaczoSajgon and Queueing.

Asseco Programming Marathon24 Gdynia 2013 - Powered by CodiLime is a nationwide team programming contest open to all programmers, regardless of age, education and work experience.

The competition in the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park attracted 30 teams from Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Iran, Austria, Serbia, and even Japan. Competitors struggled with three complex problems. According to the organizers, Polish programmers showed a very high level of algorithmic skills, beating teams from Japan , Iran, Austria, Ukraine , Belarus, Russia and Serbia in the ranking.

Winners were programmers from the Precision Screwdrivers team composed of Eryk Kopczyński, Marcin Mucha and Paweł Parys. They won the grand prize: the PLN 5 thousand for each team member, beating their rivals with experience on a global level. Second and third places also belonged to Polish teams: SajchoPaczoSajgon and Queueing.

" The first edition of the Marathon24 has been successful not only because of the wide interest of participants from Poland, Europe and the world, but because of the very high level of competition presented by the finalists. I\'m sure Maraton24 will become a permanent item on the calendar of international programming teams and will attract the best programmers in the world" - said the CodiLime president Tomasz Kułakowski.

The competition consists of two stages: qualifier and finals. In the online qualifier 30 teams were selected that took part in the finals. The finals started on 30 November in Gdynia, in the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park. Competition continued uninterrupted for 24 hours. Winning teams received prizes totalling over PLN 30 thousand.

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