Google Announces 50 Google Code Jam Finalists; Programmers from Around the World to Compete in Finals at Google Headquarters.MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Google Inc. today announced the 50 finalists in the second annual Google Code Google Code is Google's site for developers interested in Google-related development. The site contains Open Source code and a list of their services which support public APIs. APIs
Google offers a variety of APIs for web and desktop programmers alike. Jam, Google's online coding competition consisting of a series of problem-solving challenges that invite participants to select a programming language and use their programming skills to code solutions to the problems. The following finalists will be flown to Google headquarters to compete in the Championship Round on October 15:
--Reid Barton, Arlington, Mass.
--Tomasz Czajka, West Lafayette West Lafayette, city (1990 pop. 25,907), Tippecanoe co., W Ind., a suburb of Lafayette, on the Wabash River; inc. 1924. A primarily residential city, it is the seat of Purdue Univ. , Ind.
--John Dethridge, Glen Iris, Australia
--Chuong Do, Richardson, Texas Richardson is a suburb in Dallas County and Collin County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 91,803, while according to a 2006 estimate, the population had grown to 99,200.
--Tomas Dzetkulic, Michalovce, Slovakia
--Bjarke Ebert, Tranbjerg, Denmark
--Erling Ellingsen, Trondheim, Norway
--Ambrose Feinstein, Orlando, Fla.
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--Dima Germanov, Ufa, Russian Federation Russian Federation: see Russia.
--Oyvind Grotmol, Trondheim, Norway
--Alexander Grushetsky, Kiev, Ukraine
--Lars Hellsten, Toronto, Canada
--Hubert Hwang, Brookline, Mass.
--Tomasz Idziaszek, Lomianki, Poland
--Anders Jonsson, Amherst, Mass.
--JongMan Koo, Seoul, Korea
--Eryk Kopczynski, Warszawa, Poland
--Erik-Jan Krijgsman, Enschede, The Netherlands
--Jan Kuipers, Utrecht, The Netherlands
--Gilbert Lee, Victoria, Canada
--Justin Legakis, Sunnyvale, Calif.
--Po-Ru Loh, Pasadena, Calif.
--Tim Lovell-Smith, Christchurch, New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland.
--Jimmy Mardell, Stockholm, Sweden
--Tim McDonald, Goffstown, N.H.
--Joshua Metzler, Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, city (1990 pop. 109,592), seat of Washtenaw co., S Mich., on the Huron River; inc. 1851. It is a research and educational center, with a large number of government and industrial research and development firms, many in high-technology fields such as , Mich.
--Tor Myklebust, Waterloo, Canada
--David Narum, Lovenstad, Norway
--Steve Newman, Portola Valley, Calif.
--Robin Nittka, Ehingen, Germany
--Pawel Parys, Kalety, Poland
--Martin Pettai, Viljandi, Estonia
--David Pritchard, Boston, Mass.
--Lovro Puzar, Zagreb, Croatia
--Xin Qi, Ithaca, NY
--Berinde Radu, Cambridge, Mass.
--Sergio Sancho, Capital Federal, Argentina
--Aleksandrs Saveljevs, Riga, Latvia
--Zheng Shuo, Urbana, Ill.
--Jeff Shute, Kitchener, Canada
--Bogdan Stanescu, Rockville, Md.
--Bolek Szewczyk, Warsaw, Poland
--Jeff Tamer, Urbana, Ill.
--Peter Tang, Hong Kong Hong Kong (hŏng kŏng), Mandarin Xianggang, special administrative region of China, formerly a British crown colony (2005 est. pop. 6,899,000), land area 422 sq mi (1,092 sq km), adjacent to Guangdong prov.
--Joris van Rantwijk, Waddinxveen, The Netherlands
--Mathijs Vogelzang, Groningen, The Netherlands
--Brian Watkins, Salt Lake City, Utah For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see .
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--Jonathan Wills, DeLand, Fla.
--You Zhou, Cambridge, Mass.
"The Google Code Jam is one way Google encourages and supports the engineering, programming and computer science communities around the world," said Alan Eustace, vice president, Engineering, Research and Systems Lab, Google Inc. "We're continually exploring new opportunities to reach out to smart, talented people who enjoy solving problems. This is a fun way of finding, rewarding and potentially recruiting some of those people to Google."
This year's Championship Round will be held at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., on October 15, 2004. Finalists will compete for $50,000 in prize money, including $10,000 for the first place winner, $7,000 for the second place winner, and $5,000 for the third place winner.
The Google Code Jam is powered by TopCoder, the leader in online programming competition, skills assessment and competitive software development. Registration for the competition began Sept. 1, and attracted more than 7,500 participants from more than 100 countries.
This is the second year of the Google Code Jam. In 2003, Jimmy Mardell of Stockholm, Sweden, took home the grand prize. Prior to the first Google Code Jam, Google held a smaller programming contest and hired the winner, who is now part of Google's New York-based engineering team. More information about Google Code Jam 2004 can be found at http://www.google.com/codejam.
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