Google India Code Jam 2006 goes online.
I had registered my self in Code Jam 2005 but could not participate because I was underage and I still am , but I got this e-mail from the Google people inviting me to participate in Code Jam ’06. Here’s the email….
As a participant of past Code Jams, we thought you would be interested
in hearing about Google Code Jam India, Powered by TopCoder. This
exciting competition puts you head-to-head with some of the best coders.
Take this opportunity to contend for prize money galore, because Google
is giving away Rs. 1,500,000 in cash and prizes. You may not only win
money, but a prospect to land a job for the future.
Registration is now open for the competition and will remain open
through March 20, 2006 at 9AM IST (GMT +5:30). Anyone intending to compete in this competition must register for the event through the
registration path that has been set up exclusively for the tournament:
All registrants will then participate in the Qualification Round. The
Qualification Round will be open from March 20 at 12:00PM (Noon) IST
(GMT +5:30) to March 21, 2006 at 12:00PM (Noon) IST (GMT +5:30). During
this 24-hour period, a competitor must complete one randomly generated
problem set. All competitors will be given a score for their
performance on that one problem set.
The top 500 participants from the Qualification Round will advance to Round 1 to be held on March 24 at 5PM IST (GMT +5:30).
The top 50 scorers in Round 1 will win an all-expense paid trip to Bangalore, India to the finals on April 7, 2006 where they will meet Google employees, learn more about Google India and compete for the Rs. 1,500,000 prize purse. Here, they will compete, in-person, in the Championship Round. See the list of prizes here: http://www.google.com/indiacodejam
Google’s engineering organization is pleased to sponsor this contest and is looking forward to meeting the top performers. Participating in this contest propels you to the front of the line for consideration for open positions in our engineering groups. You are encouraged to submit your resume for immediate consideration for open positions at any time during this competition. Visit http://www.google.com/Indiacodejam for full details.
Best of luck to you in the competition
– The Google Code Jam Team
Ain’t I lucky. 😉