Google has launched a computer programming competition to find Europe's brightest and best engineers. The competition, known as Code Jam, is designed to emphasise the crucial role of engineering and technology in the modern economy.
Engineers must first select their own programming language and then crack some of the toughest computer coding challenges around. The winners will share cash and prizes totaling â¬30,000. As well as rewarding Europe's top computer scientists, Google also hopes that the competition will help attract top engineering talent to its growing number of European R&D centres.
The Google Code Jam competition is powered by TopCoder. Registration has begun and ends at 8am GMT on May 23. On May 30, contestants will compete online to qualify for 500 spots in the first round. A second online round will reduce the pool to 200, who then will battle head-to-head for the 50 final positions. These 50 finalists will be flown for an all expenses paid weekend to the championship round on June 29, 2006 in Dublin, Ireland.
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Published Date: May 03, 2006 12:15 pm | Updated Date: May 03, 2006 12:15 pm