At 21, Gennady Vladimirovich Korotkevich is already a legend. Tourist, as hes known online, is now the world's top sport programmer. He competes against other people to solve coding puzzles, and he's darn good at it. Perhaps too good.
"Probably the only person making a living at sport programming is Gennady because he wins so many of the competitions," says Vladimir Novakovski, a retired sport programmer who still follows the competitions closely. Weve never seen anyone like him.
With his skills, Korotkevich could get a high-paying job at just about any company in Silicon Valley. But the Belarusian isnt ready to be a coding professional just yet. This fall hell return to class