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Five participants from Pakistan stood out in the most top 50 finishers category in the final leaderboard. MALLU obtained 3494 points and he came out as the highest-ranking Pakistani developer in the coding challenge while obtaining a fourth-place finish, reported TECHJUICE.
— Sana Jamal (@Sana_Jamal) December 19, 2020
Others in the most top 50 finishers category were Bangladesh, Brazil, and Serbia. These three countries were represented in the top 50 finishers by three participants each and obtained the second-highest number of top 50 finishers. Then came Croatia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, and Turkey, which had two participants in the category each.
The TopTal Speed Coding Challenge is one of the most well-known coding competitions currently present in the world. The competition involves solving numerous challenges as fast as possible to garner the most points. The points vary according to how fast one solves it and how difficult it is. The participants are also given extra points for the remaining time if they finish early.
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Twitter users were elated when they saw the news and praised the talented Pakistani coders. Many believe it is an untapped potential that needs to highlighted more. A Twitter user expressed “Please open free coding schools for all IT students and make it compulsory for IT students learn app building. There is a shortage of app developers and SoftwareTesters in the whole world. This could be a game-changer for #Pakistan @Shafqat_Mahmood @fawadchaudhry.”
Please open free coding schools for all IT students and make it compulsory for IT students to learn app building. There is shortage of AppDevelopers and SoftwareTesters in whole world.
This could be a game changer for #Pakistan @Shafqat_Mahmood @fawadchaudhry https://t.co/nFipynWHwN
— Aamir Mushtaq (@AMushtaqQA) December 20, 2020
Several others were tagging Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for Information and Broadcasting, to bring this extraordinary news to his attention. It is indeed a proud moment for Pakistan.