Google Code Jam

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Google Code Jam is an international programming competition hosted and administered by Google. The competition began in 2003 as a means to identify top engineering talent for potential employment at Google.[1] The competition consists of a set of algorithmic problems which must be solved in a fixed amount of time. Competitors may use any programming language and development environment to obtain their solutions.

In 2008, over 11,000 people from more than 128 countries competed for prize money totaling over $80,000, including a top prize of $10,000.[2] In 2009, total 8605 people competed. The winner was Lou TianCheng (also known as ACRush) from China followed by Qi ZiChao (China) and Iwata Yoichi (Japan).

In 2010, over 10,000 people competed. The winner was Egor Kulikov from Russia followed by Erik-Jan Krijgsman (Netherlands) and Sergey Kopeliovich (Russia).

In 2011, over 20,000 people competed. The winner was Makoto Soejima from Japan followed by Ivan Metelsky (Belarus) and Jakub Pachocki (Poland).

In 2012, over 35,000 people competed. The winner was Jakub Pachocki from Poland followed by Neal Wu (United States) and Michal Forisek (Slovakia).

Past winners[edit]

Tournament Finals location 1st place 2nd place 3rd place
2014 Los Angeles, United States
2013 London, United Kingdom Belarus Ivan Metelsky Ukraine Vasil Bileckiy Russia Vladislav Isenbaev
2012 New York City, United States Poland Jakub Pachocki United States Neal Wu Slovakia Michal Forišek
2011 Tokyo, Japan Japan Makoto Soejima Belarus Ivan Metelsky Poland Jakub Pachocki
2010 Dublin, Ireland Russia Egor Kulikov Netherlands Erik-Jan Krijgsman Russia Sergey Kopeliovich
2009 Mountain View, California, United States China Tiancheng Lou China Zichao Qi Japan Yoichi Iwata
2008 Mountain View, California, United States China Tiancheng Lou China Zeyuan Zhu South Africa Bruce Merry
2006 New York City, United States Russia Petr Mitrichev China Ying Wang Russia Andrey Stankevich
2005 Mountain View, California, United States Poland Marek Cygan Netherlands Erik-Jan Krijgsman Russia Petr Mitrichev
2004 Mountain View, California, United States Argentina Sergio Sancho United States Po Ruh Loh United States Reid Barton
2003 Mountain View, California, United States Sweden Jimmy Mårdell Canada Christopher Hendrie Russia Eugene Vasilchenko

Programming Ability Index[edit]

This is based on latest Google code jam competition(2014)

Countries
Rank Country No of participants qualified for 2nd round[3] Index*
1  Slovakia 31 572.3835287
2  Belarus 45 475.3353755
3  Hong Kong 31 429.3807222
4  Taiwan 100 427.5901154
5  Singapore 18 333.3827234
6  Croatia 13 302.9870797
7  Lithuania 8 272.161517
8  Slovenia 5 242.3361202
9  Bulgaria 17 234.6226584
10  Armenia 7 231.9878041
11  Poland 84 218.2044888
12  Ukraine 83 193.7458784
13  Russia 276 188.9783188
14  Georgia 8 178.1538804
15  Finland 9 164.8944181
16  Israel 13 158.6546089
17  Sweden 15 154.8809492
18  Czech Republic 16 152.1288531
19  Hungary 14 141.7147485
20  Japan 176 138.4845385
21  South Korea 69 136.8397223
22  Romania 27 135.38828
23  Canada 47 132.6652125
24  New Zealand 6 132.1524775
25  Australia 30 127.3582503
26  Netherlands 19 112.7007853
27   Switzerland 8 98.02840373
28  Serbia 7 97.94649575
29  Norway 5 97.57272241
30  Macedonia 2 96.97938315
31  Belgium 8 71.43725871
32  Austria 6 70.54798145
33  Argentina 27 63.27704801
34  Greece 7 62.93246968
35  United States 193 60.62090887
36  Lebanon 3 60.4107934
37  Denmark 3 53.24400646
38  Kyrgyzstan 3 51.93393311
39  Portugal 5 47.71994121
40  Kazakhstan 8 46.39294827
41  Thailand 29 44.99144387
42  China 557 40.79002292
43  Spain 19 40.76404697
44  Bolivia 4 39.8912803
45  France 26 39.43516707
46  Iran 29 37.38365947
47  Germany 27 33.45061698
48  Dominican Republic 3 31.76189253
49  United Kingdom 20 31.19847377
50  Jordan 2 30.27706543
51  Egypt 26 29.95826583
52  Peru 9 29.20733721
53  Vietnam 24 26.7531984
54  Brazil 53 26.12922628
55  Bangladesh 36 22.98733143
56  Azerbaijan 2 21.10350213
57  South Africa 9 16.9869041
58  Colombia 7 14.68274777
59  Turkey 8 10.43461965
60  Indonesia 26 10.31071744
61  Philippines 10 10.01519305
62  Italy 6 9.871235004
63  Sri Lanka 2 9.863101629
64  North Korea 2 7.991369321
65  India 99 7.94198341

*Index is calculated by formula - {(No of participants qualified for 2nd round/Total population of the country)*108}

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