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Google Hash Code Programming Challenge for Students and Professionals in Africa, Europe and Middle East 2018

Hash Code is a team-based programming competition organized by Google for students and industry professionals (18+) across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. You pick your team and programming language, Google picks a real-life engineering problem to solve.

Application Deadline: 26th February, 2018

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: countries in Africa, Europe & Middle East

To be taken at (country): For the Online Qualification Round, your team can participate from anywhere. To make this round a bit more exciting, you can volunteer to organize a hub (e.g. at your university) where local teams can come together to compete.

The Final Round will take place in Dublin, Ireland

About Scholarship: Hash Code started in 2014 as a one-day programming competition for students and professionals from across France. The Online Qualification Round was introduced in 2015 where more than 1,500 students and professionals competed. The top teams were then invited to the Google Paris office to face off in the Final Round of the competition.

For each round of the competition we’ll present a problem (see past problems in Program webpage below) and your team will write a program that generates a solution. Your team can submit as many solutions as you’d like using the online Judge System, and a live scoreboard will let you know how you stack up against the competition. Top scoring teams will win cool Google prizes, because of course you can’t host a programming competition without something to work for! Convinced? 

Hash Code Google Programming Competition for Students and Professionals in Africa, Europe & Middle East

Offered Since: 2014

Type: Contest

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Hash Code is open to university students and industry professionals in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
  • Participants register and compete in teams of two to four.
  • Registration is free
  • The only thing you need for the Online Qualification Round is a computer connected to the Internet. The Hangout on Air will be available on YouTube, so if you can watch YouTube videos on your computer then you should be able to view it. The Judge System will be available as a web application, compatible with recent web browsers. For the rest of your computer setup, you’re free to use the tools and programming languages of your choice.

Selection Process: Top scoring teams from the Online Qualification Round will be notified and invited to the Final Round at Google Dublin. We’ll present a second challenge, and the winning teams will be awarded cool Google prizes. In addition to the competition, participants will also get the chance to learn more about Google through a variety of tech talks and presentations.

Number of Winners: Not specified

Value of Program: For the Final Round, the three teams with the highest scores will be awarded cool Google prizes. Every participant will also get a certificate of qualification to the Final Round and a gift bag.

How to Apply: You should carefully review the rules of the competition. It may also be helpful to look at problem statements from past editions of Hash Code. We encourage you to practice together with your teammates, and agree on the programming languages and tools you’d like to use.

The only thing you need for the Online Qualification Round is a computer connected to the Internet.

Visit Program Webpage to apply

Sponsors: Google

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