In a bid to start the whole New Year for Code Jammer, Google has opened up registration for its 2013 Code Jam Programming competition. Starts on April 12, 2013, the competition now in its 10th year as well as the company is inviting all the participants with the top prize on offer of about $15,000 and an automatic bid to the 2014 event.
The competition welcomes both professional and student programmers from all across the world competition against each other and solving the “toughest algorithmic puzzles.” The competition will see a total of four online rounds and the world finals will take place in London at Google’s office this August. Last year, the competition saw more than 35,000 coders competed with Poland’s Jakub Pachocki (meret) who won the title of Code Jam Champion and the $10,000 reward.
To participate in the competition, the entrants must be of 13 years of age or older, and not a Google employee or intern, or not even an affiliate of subsidiary or in short not related to anyone at Google as well as a resident of Quebec, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Syria, Burma (Myanmar) or anywhere that Code Jam is prohibited by law.