Will it be a new form of Alien communications, will we need to devise a new search algorithm, or something else completely...? It's that time of year again already! Google Code Jam 2010 has been announced.
I participated in the Google Code Jam 2009 and managed to solve a few problems. I have written about those in a post on the Xebia blog. The source code is also available in my github repository. In the coming weeks I'll probably add a few more exercises there and maybe update my templates a bit with some prewritten algorithms.
Which language shall I choose? Scala worked pretty nice for some of the problems last year as they were quite functional. But I haven't written too much Scala in the past months, so I am a bit rusty.
Anyway, the schedule can be found here and registration will start on Wednesday, April 7.