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Pakistani Developers Ranked #1 in Global JavaScript Speed Coding Challenge

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In a proud moment for the country, Pakistani developers flexed their blazing fast coding speeds by getting the highest number of top 50 finishes from any country at this year’s TopTal JavaScript Speed Coding Challenge, despite having fewer participants in the competitions than its neighboring country i.e. India.

TopTal is an exclusive Global network of the world’s leading freelance software developers, designers, finance practitioners, product managers and project managers, providing top businesses with a whole range of recruiting opportunities for talented rookies.

Being one of the World’s most successful coding competitions, the TopTal Speed Coding Challenge features a series of interesting and challenging tasks that competitors need to complete as quickly as they can in order to earn points. The points are allocated according to the task’s complexity and the speed with which it is solved. As such, additional points are allocated for the amount of time remaining in case a task is completed before its allotted time.

The JavaScript Speed Coding Challenge, as it is called, was attended by about 2,000 enthusiastic coders and developers looking to make their mark, from a total of 137 countries, as per TopTal. India had the highest number of participants in the competition, with 251 JavaScript coders hailing from the densely populated country,

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The second-highest number of participants was contributed by Pakistan, with 128 developers. This number was followed by Nigerian developers, with 88. Similarly, Bangladesh, Malaysia and US followed this with 82, 74 and 67 developers respectively. But as hinted above, there was one country that clearly stood out amongst the rest when it came to the actual Competition.

Having an impressive total of five participants in the final leaderboard of “Top 50 finishes”, Pakistan won the distinction of producing the most top 50 finishers out of any country participating in the challenge. MALLU, who finished with a fourth-place in the JavaScript Speed Coding Challenge, was the highest ranking Pakistani developer in the competition. He had garnered an impressive total of 3494 points at the end.

Bangladesh, Brazil and Serbia ended up tying for the second-highest number of top 50 finishes in the competition, with each country putting out three participants in the top 50 finishers. Croatia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Turkey all followed by with two top 50 finishers.

Here’s a summary of all the highlights from the JavaScript Speed Coding Challenge:

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Many on twitter and other social media platforms were overjoyed on this news as it not only showcases a side of hidden talent in Pakistan but also showcases the country’s untapped potential in the field on a global level. They 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 and one that everyone should be appreciative of!

Tell us what you think about this achievement from these extraordinary Pakistani developers in the comments below!

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