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In male-dominated industry, inaugural competition won by a woman

Posted at 1:34 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 15:34:08-04

Computer coding is traditionally thought of as a male-dominated career.

But Olivia Johnson is proving that wrong! She recently won a coding competition in the category of Senior Developer.

The contest was sponsored by Develop Ogden, a group of software companies in the growing software scene north of Salt Lake. It was the inaugural competition and featured three levels of competition.

Johnson's category was for people with five or more years of professional programming experience. She was awarded a $1,000 prize.

Other categories including a Junior (less than 5 years of professional programming experience). That prize of $500 went to Seth Manesse. The third category was Student Developer. Tylan McKinney was the winner of that category and got $250.

The competition included 10 web-based coding questions and competitors had up to 60 minutes to compete those questions. The questions consisted of algorithm and database-type questions and ranged in difficulty.

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