Always been a fan of Google Code Jam (http://code.google.com/codejam/), tried competing once (2009 with Java, I guess), passed the first stage, didn’t made after the second. 😀 Still, was a great experience on how to code and understand problems in efficient ways, using small amounts of time and confident solutions. The problems I faced through the competition were pushing language and I/O processing boundaries… categories that I’ve improved much through professional experience.
So, as I intend to participate in this year’s competition, I’ll start to upload everyday a solution to a given codejam problem, usually written in Python (great code development speed) and some comments about it. 🙂
So let the Jammin’ begin!