JetBrains Announces Sponsorship of Prestigious Student "Code Wars" Competition

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Technology leader to donate coveted software licenses to Windward International Collegiate Programming champions. Winners to receive productivity software from JetBrains.

Windward code wars competitors at CU Boulder

Windward Code Wars is a day-long programming game that emphasizes strategy and problem solving rather than simply coding

"JetBrains' innovation and leadership makes them a great fit for Code Wars," said Dave Thielen, Windward's founder and CTO

JetBrains, the software development firm specializing in intelligent, productivity-enhancing software, announced today it is donating academic licenses prizes to the 2013 International Collegiate Programming Championship. College students who are members of the winning team at each school will receive IntelliJ IDEA, the intelligent IDE for Java and other technologies with an exceptional out-of-the-box feature set, and ReSharper, a productivity tool for .NET developers that enhances the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE.

This sponsorship teams JetBrains with Windward, which created and manages the "Code Wars" contest. Code Wars is a day-long programming game that emphasizes strategy and problem solving rather than simply coding. Teams of top computer science college students design an A.I. to battle other A.I.'s in hand-to-hand combat, and the online competition is the ultimate "green" contest with no travel requirements or costs to participants.

"JetBrains' innovation and leadership makes them a great fit for Code Wars," said Dave Thielen, Windward's founder and CTO. "We're excited that our participants will be rewarded with some of the best, most productive tools around."

Teams that participated in last year's contest included Boston University, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Harvey Mudd College, Georgia Tech, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Purdue University, Stanford, University of Illinois, University of Massachusetts, University of Toronto and University of Wisconsin.

For more information on the 2013 International Collegiate Programming Championship, please visit http://windward.net/community_codewars.php.

About JetBrains
JetBrains is a technology-leading software development firm specializing in the creation of intelligent, productivity-enhancing software. The company is widely known for its innovative, award-winning Java™ integrated development environment IntelliJ® IDEA, TeamCity — a continuous integration and build management environment, and ReSharper — a productivity tool for .NET developers, among others. JetBrains maintains its headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic, with its R&D labs located in St. Petersburg, Russia; Munich, Germany; and Boston, MA, USA. For more information see http://www.jetbrains.com.

About Windward
Windward was formed in 2003 to develop innovative software products for enterprises. Windward is the only comprehensive reporting, document generation and business intelligence system to use Microsoft Office as a template layout tool, thus significantly reducing the learning curve while saving time and money for technical and non-technical users. Windward provides OEM / ISV partners with fully embeddable tools that can be implemented with just a few lines of code. A free trial of Windward's products is available at http://www.windward.net.

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