Google Code Jam 08 starts in a Week with $80,000 Prizes !

7 Days and 11 Hours is all that remains before the start of Google Code Jam 2008. Code Jam is a competition with a fair amount of money: $10,000 for the winner isn't bad, is it ? And if that is not enough, the first 100 contestants will win at least $250.
"Do you enjoy solving tough problems and grappling with technical challenges? Then enter Google Code Jam! Google Code Jam is a coding competition in which professional and student programmers are asked to solve complex algorithmic challenges in a limited amount of time. The contest is all-inclusive: Google Code Jam lets you program in the coding language and development environment of your choice."

"Google Code Jam begins in July and continues in August, when you will compete in online rounds against contestants from around the world. The Top 500 participants will advance to onsite competitions at a local Google office to compete against those in their region (Asia Pacific; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and the Americas). The Top 100 will participate in the final round at the Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California on Friday, November 14." You can read more about the rules of the competition and register from the Code Jam web site.

Key Dates

  • Jun 17, Registration Begins
  • Jul 16, 24 hr Qualification Round Begins
  • Jul 17, Registration Deadline
  • Jul 17, 24 hr Qualification Round Ends
  • Jul 25, Online Round 1: Sub-Rounds Begin
  • Jul 31, Online Round 1: Sub-Rounds End
  • Aug 2, Online Round 2
  • Aug 9, Online Round 3
  • Sep 22, Onsite Locals - Asia Pacific
  • Sep 29, Onsite Locals - Americas
  • Oct 6, Onsite Locals - Europe, Middle East, Africa
  • Nov 14, Onsite Finals

Prize overview

  • 1st Place: $10,000
  • 2nd Place: $5000
  • 3rd Place: $2500
  • 4th – 10th Place: $1500
  • 11th – 30th Place: $1000
  • 31st – 50th Place: $750
  • 51st – 75th Place: $500
  • 76th – 100th Place: $250
Average: 3 (4 votes)