Ready to solve fun, challenging problems? Kick Start hosts online rounds throughout the year, giving participants the opportunity to test and grow their coding abilities while getting a sample of the programming skills needed for a technical career at Google. Participate in one — or join them all!
Application Deadline: Not specified
About the Award: Kick Start is a global online coding competition, consisting of three-hour rounds of a variety of algorithmic challenges designed by Google engineers. Participants can compete in one or all online rounds held throughout the year, and will have the opportunity to develop and grow their programming abilities while getting a glimpse into the technical skills needed for a career at Google (top participants may be invited to interview at Google).
Google kick start heavily focuses on proficiency in Data Structures and Algorithms and to prepare for it is not an easy task but sure an enjoyable one.
- must be eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of registration to be eligible to be contacted by a Google recruiter.
- are not a resident of Crimea, North Korea, Syria, or Quebec or anywhere that the contest is prohibited by law.
- are not restricted by applicable export controls and sanctions programs;
- are not a current employee (including intern), contractor, officer, or director, of Google or its affiliates;
- Check terms and conditions here
Eligible Countries: All (except Crimea, North Korea, Syria, or Quebec or anywhere that the contest is prohibited by law).
To be Taken at (Country): Online
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award:
- $15,000 for the winner, smaller prizes for runners-up.
- Top Competitors may be contacted by Google for a chance to interview for a career at google.
Duration of Award: Consisting of three-hour rounds of a variety of algorithmic challenges.
Next Competition is
Round D 2021: July 11 2021 (3 hrs)
How to Apply: Create a profile by clicking below “apply now”.
You must have or create a profile before you’re able to register for a contest:
- Once the Round starts, a link on the homepage will direct you to the dashboard for that Round.
- On the Round Overview page, you’ll see the problems. They will be listed in approximate order of difficulty, so we recommend starting with the first one.
- Read the problem description:
- The statement describes the problem that you need to write code to solve.
- The Input and Limits sections describe the test sets, which are an ordered list of difficulty targets for your program to hit. These sections make guarantees about the sort of data your code will have to run on for each test set.
- The Output and Sample Cases sections clarify what your code has to do.
- Write a solution that you think can pass at least Test Set 1.
- If you’d like, you can test your solution on test cases of your choice.
- When you submit a solution, we will first run your code against the sample cases (for non-interactive problems). If it passes those, we will run the code against Test Set 1, and on the next test set if that passes, and so on.
- For Visible Verdict Test Sets, you will learn during the Round whether your code passed. You can submit as many times as you like, with minor penalties.
- Solve as many test sets for as many problems as you can before the Round ends. The more test sets you solve, the higher your score.