Kevin Atienza graduated summa cum laude from UP Diliman Computer Science. While he was in college, he won numerous international awards from competitions. He is one of only a handful of Filipinos who have qualified for the ACM-ICPC World Finals. He is also a prominent judge and problem setter in the international algorithmic programming contest community. He won second place in the Google Code Jam World Finals held last July 2016 in New York City, making him the only Filipino to join and win the said contest.