Spotify programming challenge 2011

Today we are proud to announce the return of the Spotify Programming Challenge that will take place on Saturday May 21th at 3pm CET. If programming is your passion then why not check out the registration page for more details and to sign up . This time we challenge people from all over EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. You can win some great prizes and who knows – maybe even a job.

Spotify developers win programming awards

The two teams of Spotify developers and KTH students that were in the programming competition Challenge24 in Budapest this weekend won first and second place! Top talent from across the world participated in the 24 hour challenge. The competition included really old-school tasks (programming a 4-bit CPU with punch cards and navigating by stars), to more modern things (garbage recycling) and even some futuristic challenges (designing a galaxy for celestial navigation).

We feel extremely proud to have Jimmy Mårdell, Mattias de Zalenski, Fredrik Niemelä, Marcus Isaksson and Gunnar Kreitz as part of the Spotify team. Lukáš Poláček, PHD KTH, also participated in one of the teams – well done!

If you are a developer, check out the Spotify Programming Challenge in May and also our job site.