From the days of the penny-a-play arcade games, to see your name on the leaderboard has been a high. The web is the new grand coliseum. I am talking about the many contests and challenges that you will find littered across the online world.
Today, many companies take advantage of the drawing power of contests to draw out the power of the crowd. We have taken a look at photo contests and design contests before. Then there is Google with its lineup of contests you should keep an eye on. One of the contests Google hosts is CodeJam; its annual programming competition. Google is of course not alone when it comes to calling up the brightest minds. Other biggies like Microsoft with its Imagine Cup and IBM are second to none. IBM for instance also sponsors the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.Computer Science Computer Science Computer Science Computer Science Computer Science
So, if you fancy yourself with a programming language, brush off the cobwebs, be mindful of your intellectual property rights and dive into some contests that are held in the online world.
TopCoder is the world’s largest competitive software development community spread over 200 countries and 272,348 members. The site hosts online programming contests in the Java, C++, and C# languages. Fortnightly online algorithm competitions and weekly competitions on design and development are platforms for coding skills.