Do you think you like Mathematics? Do you enjoy solving tough problems and grappling with technical challenges? If you think you meet all the requirements above, Google is looking for you. All you have to do is to enter the Google Code Jam!
What is Google Code Jam:
Google Code Jam is a programming competition in which professional and student programmers are asked to solve increasingly complex algorithmic challenges in a limited amount of time. Google Code Jam lets you compete in the programming language and development environment of your choice. No one but you is in charge. The competition consists of four online rounds, starting on May 6th and culminating in the world finals at Google’s office in Tokyo, Japan.
How Does the Competition Arena work?
- Open the competition arena to your round.
- Read the problem. The first few sections will describe precisely what problem your program needs to solve.
- Write a program that will solve the problem described, with the Small limits described, in less than ~3 minutes. Make sure your program accepts input and gives output in the format give
- At the top of the page, click to solve the small and download the input. During a real contest, a 4-minute timer will start as soon as we receive the download request. If you’re practicing, there won’t be a timer (but your code should still be able to solve the problem in 4 minutes).
- Run your program on that input, and save the result in a file. Submit that file as your output, and your source code as your code.
For more details on this year’s Google Code Jam and to practice on previous contests, visit the Google Code Jam homepage.