Google Code-in Grand Prize Winners

Monday, February 14, 2011

Today we are pleased to announce the grand prize winners of the Google Code-in contest. We first want to thank all the participants for their work – we had over 2,000 tasks completed by more than 360 pre-university students from 48 countries! Every student who participated in the contest will be receiving a t-shirt and certificate of participation.

We decided that 10 grand prize winners weren’t sufficient to acknowledge all the hard work put into the contest, so we’ve accepted our top 14 finalists instead. For their excellent work with our mentoring organizations these finalists will be invited to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View with a parent or legal guardian and have a day to meet with Google’s engineers. They’ll also get another day to have some fun in the California sun.

So, drumroll please, here are our winners in order by last name:

1. Utku Aydin, Turkey
2. Fernando Brito, Brazil
3. David Czech, Canada
4. Aviral Dasgupta, India
5. Alexandru-Marian Florescu, Romania
6. Gautam Gupta, India
7. Daniel Kang, United States
8. Nolan Lum, United States
9. Daniel Marth, Austria
10. Florentina Musat, Romania
11. Pim Otte, Netherlands
12. Matt Rajca, United States
13. Furkan Üzümcü, Turkey
14. Tony Young, New Zealand

Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winners, and to everyone who participated, including the more than 350 mentors from the 20 open source projects who volunteered their time to help these young people get started in open source.