The two teams of Spotify developers and KTH students that were in the programming competition Challenge24 in Budapest this weekend won first and second place! Top talent from across the world participated in the 24 hour challenge. The competition included really old-school tasks (programming a 4-bit CPU with punch cards and navigating by stars), to more modern things (garbage recycling) and even some futuristic challenges (designing a galaxy for celestial navigation).
We feel extremely proud to have Jimmy Mårdell, Mattias de Zalenski, Fredrik Niemelä, Marcus Isaksson and Gunnar Kreitz as part of the Spotify team. Lukáš Poláček, PHD KTH, also participated in one of the teams – well done!