Google is holding their (apparently annual) Code Jam competition again this year. Competitors are given a series of problems for which they have to code solutions, then they try to write test cases that will invalidate each others’ code.
Do you have exceptional programming skills? Can you make computers perform like silicon puppets with just a few well-expressed commands? Are you at ease when faced with a hard stop and a group of peers evaluating every line of your code? Here’s your opportunity to display the grace of the true professional in a reward-rich environment.
The 1st place winner gets $10K, and their code probably winds up somewhere in the bowels of some future Google software. If you read the T&C closely, Google owns the winners’ source. Sneaky.