Programming Contests

List of Organizations hosting programming competitions on a regular basis.

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Microsoft Imagine Cup

Imagine Cup is an annual competition sponsored and hosted by Microsoft Corp. which brings together student developers worldwide to help resolve toughest problem

Google Summer of Code (GSoC)

The Google Summer of Code, often abbreviated to GSoC, is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development.

International Obfuscated C Code Contest (IOCCC)

International Obfuscated C Code Contest


An AI programming challenge for all levels Users code bots to compete on a virtual board in a range of languages, strategies, or using machine learning.

International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC)

The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is a multitier, team-based, programming competition, sponsored by IBM and headquartered at Baylor Un

Al Zimmermann's Programming Contests

Al Zimmermann's Programming Contests. Demented computer programmers compete for glory and for some cool prizes here.


CodeWars is a first-class computer programming competition for high school students. CodeWars is hosted in Hewlett-Packard's Houston campus.

International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP)

ICFP (International Conference on Functional Programming) is an annual programming language conference.

Code Golf

Code Golf is a game designed to let you show off your code-fu by solving problems in the least number of characters.

Underhanded C Contest

The Underhanded C Contest is a programming contest to turn out code that is malicious, but passes a rigorous inspection, and looks like an honest mistake.


The Java 4K competition is a game programmer competition. The goal of the competition is to create the best game possible in Java.

Multi-Agent Programming Contest

The Multi-Agent Programming Contest is an annual international programming competition with stated goal of stimulating research in the area of multi-agent syste

Games Fleadh

Games Fleadh Ireland's Digital Programming Festival.It is an All Ireland games design and programming competition for third level students based which takes pla

Internet Problem Solving Contest (IPSC)

The Internet Problem Solving Contest is an online programming competition for teams of up to three people.

Benelux Algorithm Programming Contest (BAPC)

The Benelux Algorithm Programming Contest (BAPC) is a contest in which about 50 teams from leading universities in Luxemburg, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Google's Codein

Google's contest introducing 13-17 year old pre-university students to open source software development.

Google Code Jam

Code Jam is Google's longest running global coding competition, where programmers of all levels put their skills to the test.

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