Code Jam is back for its 19th year! Join the Code Jam community and take on a series of intriguing algorithmic puzzles designed by Google engineers. You’ll have a chance to earn the coveted title of Code Jam Champion and win $15,000 at the World Finals. What are you waiting for?
Google’s longest running global coding competition, Code Jam, calls on programmers around the world to solve challenging, algorithmic puzzles against the clock. Contestants advance through four online-hosted rounds to compete at the annual Code Jam World Finals that is held at a different international Google office each year.
Each round brings new challenges, and in the end 25 contestants will have the ultimate chance to put their skills to the test, vying for cash prizes and the coveted championship title at the World Finals.Table of Content
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Code Jam T-Shirt: You are eligible to receive one (1) t-shirt if you are one of the 1,000 highest-ranked contestants from Code Jam Round 2.
Code Jam Cash Prizes: You are eligible to receive one of the following cash prizes if you advance to and make at least one submission in the Final Round of Code Jam.
Google may occasionally, and at its sole discretion, give away Google or Code Jam-branded objects, Google-related products, or other goodies (“Goodies?”) to Final Round participants as part of their participation in the CJ Contest. These Goodies are not prizes and must not be treated as prizes by participants. Recipients of Goodies are responsible for ensuring that they comply with any applicable tax laws and filing requirements (if any).
You understand and acknowledge the age requirements specified in the Terms. You understand and acknowledge that you must be at least (18) years old or the age of majority in your country of residence (whichever is greater) at the time you register for the CJ Contest to be eligible to participate in the Final Round.
Register and compete in Code Jam’s Online Qualification Round. It lasts 27 hours, but you won’t need that long to earn the round’s qualifying point minimum. Once you do, you’ll advance to Online Round 1. We offer three sub-rounds for Round 1, and you can compete in as many as it takes for you to finish in the top 1,500 of any of these rounds.
The top 1,500 from each sub-round move on to compete for a spot in the top 1,000 contestants of Code Jam Online Round 2. These top 1,000 contestants advance to Online Round 3 and earn a limited edition Code Jam t-shirt.
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