Student's Computer Science Contests
Why not participate a computing contest. It's not only fun, but also very interesting and challenging. You learn a lot, can travel around the world, meet interesting people and experience new cultures - and it looks good in your cv :-) . This is, still a small, list of international contests all over the world. I try to keep it up-to-date, I appreciate any feedback and new links. The contests are typically executed annually. So have a look for the next dates.


ACM ICPC Contest

Contest of the Association for Computing Machinery
URL: http://icpc.baylor.edu/welcome.icpc (International Site)
http://gcpc.nwerc.eu/ (German Site)

Microsoft Imagine Cup

About different categories on software development (software engineering, technologies, mobile, software design,...)
URL: http://www.imaginecup.com/ (US)
URL: http://msdn.microsoft.com/de-de/academic/dd145292.aspx (German/Switzerland)

The Google Code Jam

Google contest with algorithm subjects.
http://code.google.com/codejam/ -

Contest of the International Conference on Functional Programming

The ICFP Programming Contest is held every year, a few months before ICFP. The winners of the contest are announced at ICFP.
URL: http://icfpcontest.org/

TopCoder

Ongoing competition for any software developer.
URL: http://www.topcoder.com/

Multi-Agent Programming Contest

This competition is an attempt to stimulate research in the area of multi-agent system development and programming
URL: http://www.multiagentcontest.org/

Helvetic Coding Contest

Student programming contest organized by EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
URL: http://www.hc2.ch/

American Computer Science League

ACSL organizes computer science contests and computer programming contests for junior and senior high school students
URL: http://www.acsl.org

Student Research Competition

The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft Research.
URL: http://src.acm.org/

The Code Chef

Ongoing junior and senior computer competitions
URL: http://www.codechef.com/

Data Mining Cup (German)

Contest about innovative solution for data mining
URL: http://www.data-mining-cup.de/

Animago Award

Contest about animation, visualization and interaction design
URL: http://www.animago.com/en/

Software Engineering Innovation Foundation

Microsoft Research Awards
URL: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/collaboration/focus/cs/seif-rfp.aspx

Innovation World Cup Series
Contests about cloud technology, wearables and more
URL: http://www.innovationworldcup.com/

The Watson Mobile Developer Challenge

IBM Contest about mobile application development
URL: http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/ibmwatson/challenge.html

Game Development World Championship

Game Development World Championship is a sequel of successful Viope Game Programming Contest
URL: https://www.viope.com/contest/


Other Computing Contest Overview Sites

Kaggle Competitions Site

Many competitions about predictive modelling
URL: https://www.kaggle.com/competitions

Student Competitions

Large database on many student competitions on any subject (not only computer science)
URL: http://studentcompetitions.com