Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Google Code Jam 2018 registration is open

Code Jam is back for its 15th year! Register here

The Qualification Round begins on Friday, April 6 at 23:00 UTC. There will be 3 more rounds and then the final round.

Top 1000 participants ranked in Round 2 will win a Code Jam T-shirt each. Top 25 participants in Round 3 will have the chance to earn the title of Code Jam Champion and US$15,000 at the World Finals in Toronto, Canada.

Both Lim Jeck and Lim Li took part in Code Jam 2017 and they won a T-shirt each.  No Singaporean has ever made it to the finals of the Google Code Jam! And also, for 14 years in a row since 2003, men have dominated the finals, with the exception of one female finalist in 2011.

Code Jam 2017 was held in Dublin, Ireland.  Gennady Korotkevich of Belarus claimed the title of World Champion and a grand prize of US$15,000.

If you don't know Gennady Korotkevich, check out his IOI statistics here and his Wikipedia page here.


Anonymous said...

I'm 16, can I enter? Or do you have to be 18+?

Lim Li said...

You may participate in the Contest only if you are 13 years of age or older at the time of registration, but you must be 18 years of age or older at the time of registration to be eligible for the onsite final round; if not, you are only eligible to win a t-shirt.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Li! Signed up now, though I don't think I'll do very well. Well done last year :) and for coming 1st in the women's one this year