Google held its first Code Jam in India today and the winners have just been announced. The event took place in Bangalore and was open to residents of India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore and Thailand.
We were given three algorithms problems. The first was to find out the unique URLs (universal resource locators); the second was trying to find the shortest possible path and the third was to calculate the probable winner among the two in a competition," said fifth-placed [Sreeram] Ramachandran of Singapore. "These problems were challenging. We had to choose one among two languages Java or C++ - and were given two hours to solve the problems. Speed of thinking was the key to winning," Ramachandran added.
The Times of India has more including the names of all of the winners and info about prizes.