For you who like competitions, this is another big event in computer science world. Different from Google Summer of Code, which envolves the implementation of a new OpenSource project, Google Code Jam is a challenge to programmers interested in solving algorithm problems, using less time as possible.
Subscriptions to Google Code Jam finish in July 17th and the final round will occur in November 14th, at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View. If you’re in doubt in participating, maybe this information will help you take a decision: Google Code Jam awards involves U$80.000,00.
Some Google’s words:
“Do you enjoy solving tough problems and grappling with technical challenges? Then enter Google Code Jam!
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 you program in the coding language and development environment of your choice.
Google Code Jam begins in July and August where you 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.
Don’t be left out! Make sure to register between June 17 and July 17, and show your coding creativity in Google Code Jam.”
The good new for this year is the possibility of writing the answer in you preffered programming language. A tool with this purpose was created for google’s developers (using their 20% of work time for personal ideas) and winners of last versions of this competition. Another motivation, isn’t it?
More information here.