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Pakistan Topped in the global javascript coding challenge

Pakistani developers activated their blazing coding speeds at this year’s TopTal JavaScript Speed Coding Challenge by claiming the most top 50 finishes out of any country, despite having fewer participants in the competition than neighboring India.

What is Toptal?

Toptal is a worldwide remote company. It offers a huge platform to the freelancers and connects businesses with software engineers, designers, and business consultants. The company has no headquarters.
Toptal received a $1.4 million initial funding of financing from Andreesen Horowitz and angel investors including Quora founder Adam D’Angelo. The company is said not to have enhanced additional funds since its seed round because it has been advantageous. In 2015 and 2016, Toptal’s annual income was $80 million and $100 million respectively.

TopTal Speed Coding Challenge

As one of the most popular coding competitions in the world, the TopTal Speed Coding Challenge presents a set of interesting challenges that participants need to solve as quickly as possible to earn points. The points are assigned on the basis of the difficulty of the task and the speed with which a participant solves it. Extra points are also assigned for the time left upon early completion of the task.

According to Toptal, around 2,000 zealous coders and developers from almost 137 countries participated in the JavaScript Speed Coding Challenge. India is the only country which participated with the highest number of participants, including 251 JavaScript coders hailing from the South Asian nation. However, Pakistan participated with the second-highest number of participants with 128 developers, followed by Nigeria with 88, Bangladesh with 82, Malaysia with 74, and the United States with 67.

When it came to real competition, there was only one country clearly standing out. With a total of five participants grabbing the top 50 finishers in the final leader board, Pakistan achieved the honor of fielding the most Top 50 Finishers of any country participating in the challenge.
A Pakistani Participant Mallu was the highest-ranking in the speed coding challenge with a fourth-place finish. He gained an impressive total of 3494 points.

Other countries including Bangladesh, Brazil, and Serbia ended up tying for the second-highest number of top 50 finishes. Each of them was represented by three participants in the Top 50 Finishers. However, Malaysia, Nigeria, Croatia, Sri Lanka, and Turkey, tying for two Top 50 Finisher positions each.
Seeing this news, Twitter users were happy and praised the talented coders of Pakistan. Many people think that this is an unused ability that needs to be further highlighted. One Twitter user asked to open free coding schools for all IT students and make it mandatory for IT students to learn app building.

Several others were tagging Fawad Chaudhry, the Minister of Information and Broadcasting, to bring this extraordinary news to their hearts. This is indeed a proud moment for Pakistan.



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