A Better Way To Spend This Year Holiday – Practice for Google Competition

2020 has been the worst year for all of us and yet it might be the best time for us to plan for something important in the coming year. It is the best of both world, you can your personal stuff done, while help to curb the spread of Covid-19. If you are into coding or interesting in software engineering, why not checking out Google’s Coding Competitions that will open at the start of 2021.

First, what is Google’s Coding Competitions? Google’s Coding Competitions are meant to enthrall, challenge, and test coders around the world. There will be three competitions at the start for the new year in the followings: Hash Code, Code Jam, and Kick Start. So what are the differences in these three competitions?

Hash Code – a team space for competition as a virtual hub. First round is an Online Qualification within the virtual hub. Top teams will be invited to the virtual World Finals.

Code Jam – the longest running global competition, where competitors work their up to the world finalist with a prize of $15,000.

Kick Start – a global online competition with a three-hour rounds of a variety of algorithmic challenges designed by Google engineers. It might be an open door to the career at Google.

Google’s Code Competition at a glance.

Google’s Coding Competition Timeline

Coding language requirements? You can submit your solution using any coding languages that you most comfortable with. It is advised to master one language before the competition, so that you can focus on solving the problems. Check out the programing languages in the FAQs page for more info for each competition.

Check out the video below to get familiar with Kick Start Platform and Problem Tutorial from Google.

Kick Start Platform and Problem Tutorial from Google

Last but not least, there are archives for each competition for you to check out and practice along. If you are serious about career as a software engineer, it is worth checking it out. After all, the time will be well spent during the holiday lock down. What’s a year. Stay safe everyone.

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