To enter the contest you will need to solve both algorithmic and real world problems, which is a lot more useful than just handing them a nice piece of paper saying you can do it. This lets you prove what you can do, show them why you would be a valuable asset rather than just desperately needing work to pay off the mortgage.
The contest starts Friday, January 6th, 8 pm PST.
This Online Coding Contest Could Get You a Job Interview With Facebook, Apple and Amazon - Mashable
I will not be entering the contest but might give the problems a try!
If you enter, let us all know how it goes... good luck!
This post has been edited by Shane Hudson: 05 January 2012 - 04:09 PM