Google Code Jam is an international programming competition hosted and administered by Google. The competition began in 2003 as a means to identify top engineering talent for potential employment at Google. The competition consists of a set of algorithmic problems which must be solved in a fixed amount of time. Competitors may use any programming language and development environment to obtain their solutions.
In 2008, over 11,000 people from more than 128 countries competed for prize money totaling over $80,000, including a top prize of $10,000. In 2009, total 8605 people competed. The winner was Lou TianCheng (also known as ACRush) from China followed by Qi ZiChao (China) and Iwata Yoichi (Japan).
In 2010, over 10,000 people competed. The winner was Egor Kulikov from Russia followed by Erik-Jan Krijgsman (Netherlands) and Sergey Kopeliovich (Russia).
In 2011, over 20,000 people competed. The winner was Makoto Soejima from Japan followed by Ivan Metelsky (Belarus) and Jakub Pachocki (Poland).
In 2012, over 35,000 people competed. The winner was Jakub Pachocki from Poland followed by Neal Wu (United States) and Michal Forisek (Slovakia).
Famous quotes containing the words jam and/or code:
“Terror is as much a part of the concept of truth as runniness is of the concept of jam. We wouldnt like jam if it didnt, by its very nature, ooze. We wouldnt like truth if it wasnt sticky, if, from time to time, it didnt ooze blood.”
—Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)
“Wise Draco comes, deep in the midnight roll
Of black artillery; he comes, though late;
In code corroborating Calvins creed
And cynic tyrannies of honest kings;
He comes, nor parlies; and the Town, redeemed,
Gives thanks devout; nor, being thankful, heeds
The grimy slur on the Republics faith implied,
Which holds that Man is naturally good,
Andmoreis Natures Roman, never to be
—Herman Melville (18191891)