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Top programmers compete at Google Code Jam 2008

Top coders from across the Asia Pacific region recently competed at the semi-finals of the global computer programming contest Google Code Jam 2008 in Bangalore, Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul and Sydney.

The programmers were selected by an online competition that tested coding skills and creativity with three rounds of challenging problems. The selected programmers then assembled to face their next set of challenges that would enable them to advance to the final round at Google’s headquarters in US on 14th November 2008.

Top coders from across the Asia Pacific region recently competed at the semi-finals of the global computer programming contest Google Code Jam 2008 in Bangalore, Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul and Sydney.

The programmers were selected by an online competition that tested coding skills and creativity with three rounds of challenging problems. The selected programmers then assembled to face their next set of challenges that would enable them to advance to the final round at Google’s headquarters in US on 14th November 2008.

According to Google, 2008 marks the first year with regional semi-final playoffs in over ten countries. The company has also said that prize money of over $80,000 will be distributed amongst the winners.

“It’s a great opportunity to introduce the best of the programming world to our offices across the globe and demonstrate the incredible diversity of experiences that Google offers engineers worldwide,” Prasad Ram, R&D Head, Google India, has said.

Created as a side project by a team of enthusiastic Google employees including previous Code Jam winners, the contest aims to bring together the best and the brightest programmers from across the globe, and supports all programming languages.

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