Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Google Code Jam 2006

Google Code Jam 2006 Qualification Round was started in the last 5th, September. This competition is supported by google and aims to create an international competition in programming and problem solving. Depending on the round, you got a set of problems and you will have to solve it in a certain time.

The qualification round consists of 2 problems - 250 point and 750 point problems - and you will have to solve these problems in 60 minutes. CodeJam gives you a great option to choose your favorite programming language to program with (Java, C#, VB.NET, C++ and Paython), which supports the idea of not giving much importance to the programming langauge and free the minds to solve the problem itself.

Qualification round will filter the participants to 1000 coders who will be qualified to continue to Round 1. The 1000 coders then will be filtered to be 100 who will get the prices and go to New York, USA to challenge again.

Egypt existance in Google Code Jam this year was not enough. I am sure we have so many skills out there who need to be encouraged to participate and challenge.