Just came back from a very exciting event: Google Code Jam India 2005 in Bangalore, held by Google India and TopCoder. I guess I'm lucky to be among the top 50 finalists to be invited to compete on-site for the final round.
Here's the complete list of the final result:
Congrats to Ardian Kristanto Poernomo & Pascal Alfadian who make it into #1 & #2. You really are making the news:
Go Indonesia! I hope Google will consider opening an R&D centre here in Indonesia :) *huh* *dreaming* Well, who knows? Maybe in the year 2100. :)
I was placed at #31, not too good. Nevertheless I really enjoyed the on-site competition. This had really been one of the most exciting experience in my life. I'm very happy to meet my fellow coders and especially to make new friends with several Indonesian coders sharing the same passion & energy.
lars2520, TopCoder's head problem writer, with the 7 Indonesian finalists
(Left->Right, Up->Down: Rheynald, me, Ardian - our champ, lars, Pascal - our 2nd champ, Felix, Prima, Bram)
[Updated 4 Apr] Add links to Felix & Pascal's websites. Here they are: