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Poland Wins 1st World Computer Coding Championship

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 8:32am
The Associated Press

Tomasz Zurkowski, Piotr Zurkowski and Wojciech Jaskowski, centre, (left-right unknown) from the Polish Team Need for C, celebrating their victory after winning the coding world finals, Tuesday June 10, 2014, in Helsinki, Finland. Teams competed in the computer coding championships for problem-solving, programming, and teamwork skills. Creating and driving virtual Formula-1 racing cars on a track projected onto a large screen in a converted cable factory, the winning team edged Brazil's Itarama for the title of best coders and a cash prize of 5,000 euro ($6,770). (AP Photo / Lehtikuva, Seppo Samuli)

Helsinki (AP) — Polish team Need for C has won the world's first computer coding championship held in the Finnish capital, Helsinki.

Creating and driving virtual Formula-1 racing cars on a track projected onto a large screen in a converted cable factory, the winning team edged Brazil's Itarama for the title of best coders and a cash prize of 5,000 euros ($6,770).

Finland's Resocar came in third in the field of eight finalists. The top three were also presented with medals that were produced by 3D-printers.

More than 4,000 computer coders from over 90 countries took part in the on-line qualifying rounds which began in March.

The event was sponsored by Finnish game developer Supercell, creator of "Clash of Clans" and "Hay Day," and technology company Reaktor.

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