NEW YORK--Top programmers from across the Americas competed Monday for spots in the finals of Google's global Code Jam 2008 competition.
About 488 programmers from North America, Central America, and South America made it to the semifinal round of competition in the Code Jam 2008 contest, which was held at Google's offices here and in Mountain View, Calif., Seattle, and Brazil.
These coders were winnowed down from a field of 11,000 participants. The competition, which began in July, involves three rounds of timed problem solving tasks designed to test coding and critical thinking skills. Top winners in … Read more