Google Global Code Jam 2016 (Google’s Worldwide Online Programming Competition)

Google Code Jam is a programming competition in which professional and student programmers solve complex algorithmic challenges in a limited amount of time.

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.

Code Jam 2016 Registration is now open! Register before the Online Qualification Round on April 8 at 23:00 UTC.

What’s involved in Code Jam:

  • A 27-hour Online Qualification Round taking place on April 8, 2016 @ 23:00 UTC.
  • Multiple online rounds .
  • The chance to win one of 25 spots at the World Finals on August 5, 2016, held at the Google office in New York, New York.
  • A grand prize of $15,000 and earning the title of 2016 Code Jam World Champion.

Benefits:

  • Travel Expenses. As a finalist, Google will pay for certain expenses related to your travel to and participation in the final round as described below. You must submit to Google or its designated agent within 45 days after the final round any eligible expenses you want reimbursed with detailed receipts and any documentation requested by Google; otherwise, your expenses will not be reimbursed. You are responsible for all other expenses.
  • Visa. You are responsible for obtaining your own visa prior to arrival to the final round; however, Google will reimburse you for any visa application fee and up to $100 USD in travel expenses incurred each way in obtaining the visa. Google will not reimburse any fees or expenses related to obtaining a passport
  • Flight. As a finalist, you will receive round-trip coach class air transportation from the major airport nearest your residence on a flight selected by Google. If you want to fly from an airport other than the major airport nearest your residence or on a flight other than the flight selected by Google, you will have to pay for the difference in cost.
  • Accommodations. As a finalist, you will receive hotel accommodations for one at a hotel of Google’s choice for the duration of the final round.
  • Meals. As a finalist, Google will reimburse you for the cost of your meals up to $30 USD per day on days you are travelling to and from the Contest and up to $60 USD per day on non-travel days during the final round.

Prizes

Code Jam T-Shirt. You are eligible to receive one t-shirt if:

  1. (A) you are one of the top-scoring 1000 contestants from Code Jam Round 2
  2. you are one of the top-scoring 500 contestants from Distributed Code Jam Round 1.
  • Code Jam Cash Prizes. You are eligible to receive one of the following cash prizes if you advance to, attend, and compete in the final round of Code Jam.
    Competitor(s) Prize
    1st Place $15,000 USD
    2nd Place $2,000 USD
    3rd Place $1,000 USD
    4th—26th Place $100 USD
  • 6.3 Distributed Code Jam Cash Prizes. You are eligible to receive one of the following cash prizes if you advance to, attend, and compete in the final round of Distributed Code Jam.
    Competitor(s) Prize
    1st Place $5,000 USD
    2nd Place $1,000 USD
    3rd Place $500 USD

 

Timeline:

Friday, April 8, 2016 23:00 UTC 27hr Qualification Round
Saturday, April 16, 2016 01:00 UTC 2hr 30min Online Round 1: Sub-Round A
Saturday, April 30, 2016 16:00 UTC 2hr 30min Online Round 1: Sub-Round B
Sunday, May 8, 2016 09:00 UTC 2hr 30min Online Round 1: Sub-Round C
Saturday, May 28, 2016 14:00 UTC 2hr 30min Online Round 2
Sunday, May 29, 2016 14:00 UTC 3hr Distributed Code Jam Online Round 1
Saturday, June 11, 2016 14:00 UTC 2hr 30min Online Round 3
Sunday, June 12, 2016 14:00 UTC 3hr Distributed Code Jam Online Round 2
Friday, August 5, 2016 16:30 UTC 4hr Onsite Finals
Saturday, August 6, 2016 16:30 UTC 4hr Distributed Code Jam Onsite Finals

 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Google Code Jam 2016

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