Do you think you could optimize the layout of a Google Data Center? How about scheduling a fleet of drones to make deliveries around the world? Tackle an engineering problem from Google during Hash Code, Google’s team programming competition. Are you up for the challenge?
The Google Hash Code Programming Competition allows you to share your skills and connect with other coders as you work together to solve a problem modeled off a real Google engineering challenge!
In small teams of two to four, coders all over the world will tackle the first problem through an Online Qualification Round. Though this round is hosted online, teams can come together to compete side-by-side in locally coordinated Hash Code hubs. The top teams from this round are invited to join us at an international Google office for our annual Hash Code Final Round.
The Hash Code Online Qualification Round is open for students and professionals of all skill levels who are at least 16 years old. Please note there are additional age requirements for finalists. You should refer to our Coding Competitions Terms for the full list of requirements that you have to meet at the time of registration.
Prize Winners: Google will notify each Team member about whether they have qualified for any prizes. Notifications will be made during the closing ceremony of the Final Round. All decisions by the Jury regarding prize winners are final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
Hash Code Cash Prizes: You may be eligible to receive one of the following cash prizes if you advance to, attend, and compete in the Final Round of Hash Code. The prize money specified reflects the amount each person on the winning Team will receive.
- 1st Place : $4,000 USD
- 2nd Place: $2,000 USD
- 3rd Place: $1,000 USD
Goodies: Google may occasionally, and at its sole discretion, give away Google-branded objects, Google-related products, or other goodies (“Goodies”) to Final Round participants as part of their participation in the HC Contest. These Goodies are not prizes and must not be treated as prizes by participants. Recipients of Goodies are responsible for ensuring that they comply with any applicable tax laws and filing requirements (if any).
Certificates: Members of Teams that submit a solution scoring at least one (1) point during either the Online Qualification Round or Final Round are eligible to receive a downloadable and printable certificate, accessible from their Contest Profile, available approximately within a month of each Round’s completion.
How to Register:
Registration will open in early 2020 and you can register at g.co/hashcode. You must complete the following 3 steps in order to compete in Hash Code 2020:
- Create a Coding Competitions profile and/or update your existing profile,
- Register for Hash Code 2020 specifically, and
- Form a team of 2 to 4 people in the Judge System.
Registration for the Hash Code Contest will end on or around February 17, 2020 at 23:59 UTC (dates are subject to change).
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