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Google Code Jam 2006 – So you think you can code

TIPPINST – The Google Code Jam 2006 has now opened for Registration. The schedule is as follows
Monday, May 1, 8:00 a.m. Registration Opens
Tuesday, May 23, 8:00 a.m. Registration Closes
Tuesday, May 23, 11:00 a.m. Qualification Round begins
Wednesday, May 24, 11:00 a.m. Qualification Round ends
Tuesday, May 30, 7:00 p.m. Round 1 – 500 participants
Saturday, June 3, 11:00 a.m. Round 1 – 250 participants
Thursday, June 29, Championship Round – 50 participants
Google recognises that final exams may occur in May and June for students; however, please note that the online rounds in May and June only last 60-75 minutes. They hope that the June 29th finals in Dublin, Ireland will fit within students exam schedule.
Cash and Prizes: (Euros)
1st Prize 2,500
2nd to 5th 1,000
6th to 10th 750
11th to 20th 500
21st to 50th 150
The BBC reports that Google hope to use this event as a means to spot gradutate talent.
“Code Jam is one of the many ways we try and support engineering, programming and computer science communities around the world,” said Google’s UK engineering site director.
“This new European competition is one way for us to engage with smart people who enjoy solving problems.”
“It’s a fun way of finding, rewarding, and potentially recruiting some of those people to Google.”