Sun has been named the exclusive tournament sponsor for the Second
Annual TopCoder Collegiate Challenge. TopCoder Inc. is
committed to identifying and promoting top computer programming talent
through competition. The Sun and TopCoder Collegiate Challenge invites
thousands of TopCoder members to qualify for the 512 tournament spots
to compete for national ranking and the $150,000 prize purse, of which
$100,000 will be awarded to the tournament champion.
Beginning February 2002, the 512 programmers will participate in a
series of online elimination rounds, culminating with the Sun and
TopCoder Collegiate Challenge finals on April 19-20, 2002, at the
University Park Hotel at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
"Collegiate programmers are a driving force within the IT community and
are an important group for Sun by way of resources, marketing and
recruitment," said Stans Kleijnen, vice president, Sun Developer
Network. "The Sun and TopCoder Collegiate
Challenge enables Sun to show its support for this talented community
and its development, as well as provide an exciting new way for Sun to
reach such a critical target audience."
Elimination Rounds Will Reduce 512 to 16 for the Finals
The Sun and TopCoder Collegiate Challenge will bring together 512 of
the highest-rated TopCoder college-level members for four rounds of
online regional competition, starting Feb. 19, 2002. The field will
then be narrowed to 16, who will compete in the final two rounds, April
TopCoder will host weekly online programming competitions, throughout
the year, for both professional and collegiate developers to compete
for national ranking and rewards. For more information regarding the
sponsorship of these weekly single-round matches, as well as the 2002
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