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Java Magazine Covers the 2011-2012 Java Olympics

Posted by editor on March 21, 2012 at 7:07 PM PDT

The Java Nation section of the just published March/April issue of Java Magazine initiates coverage of the 2011-2012 Java Olympics, a competition for university students that's taking place in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. The competition is long and grueling, taking place over a period of six months that started this past November. Take a look at these competitors as they strove to survive Round 2, which is completing as I write this.

Round 1 took place online at 151 universities. The students answered questions invented by a team of 12 Russian engineers. The winners of that round travelled to 10 cities for the on-site Round 2 (the photos are from Round 2). Each student was provided with a computer preloaded with Oracle JDK 1.7u2 and NetBeans 7.1. And, they were presented with a more difficult selection of problems.

The Round 2 winners will travel to Astana, Kazakhstan to participate in the final Round 3. The winners there will be invited to travel to Moscow in 2013 for JavaOne Moscow. My guess is that the winners will also suddenly be highly sought after by job recruiters! Weblogs

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