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Google Code Jam 2008, Code in your preferred environment

Suggested By Priya VenkateshanGoogle Code Jam

Event: Google Code Jam 2008 (Website)

Organized By:
Google Inc.

Key Dates:

Deadline for Registration: July 17, 2008
24 hour Qualification Round Begins: July 16, 2008
Online Round 1 Begins: July 25, 2008
Online Round 2: August 2, 2008
Online Round 3: August 9, 2008
Detailed Schedule here.

For Whom:
All students and professional programmers can participate subject to following conditions:

  • Must be 13 years of age or older
  • Must not be a current employee/intern of Google Inc.
  • Must not be an immediate family member of a Google emplyoee
  • Must not be a resident of Burma, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Quebec, Sudan and Syria.

Google Code Jam is a coding competition in which professional and student programmers are asked to solve complex algorithmic challenges in a limited amount of time. The contest is all-inclusive: Google Code Jam lets one program in the coding language and development environment of their choice.

Google Code Jam begins in July and continues in August, when one will compete in online rounds against contestants from around the world. The Top 500 participants will advance to onsite competitions at a local Google office to compete against those in their region (Asia Pacific; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and the Americas). The Top 100 will participate in the final round at the Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California on Friday, November 14.

Note: One has the choice to program in the coding language and development environment of their choice.

Loads of prizes to be won. For more details on the same here.
Registrations are on, one can register for the contest here.
Want to know about the Upcoming contest at Google Code Jam? Click here.

Further Details:
For Eligibility Conditions here.
For a complete list of Rules here.
For FAQ’s on the Code Jam here.
For Schedule of Code Jam here.

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