On February 23rd the annual Google Hash Code competition will take place, a unique event where smart industry professionals can team up to solve a real-life engineering problem from Google.
It's a fun algorithms/optimization competition. Our colleague Jelte Hoekstra competed last year: "Google Hashcode is a lot of fun, in 2016 I had a blast. Now that GoDataDriven has its own hangout, I figured this year we should make our office available as a hub."
Google Hash Code
Think you could come up with a way to optimize Internet coverage for Project Loon balloons? Or how about routing Google Street View cars through Paris?
Step into the shoes of a Google engineer and tackle these types of challenges during Hash Code, a team-based programming competition for students and professionals (18+) across Europe, the Middle East and Africa organized by Google. You pick your team and programming language, we pick a real-life engineering problem to solve. Are you up for the challenge?
The competition is divided into two stages:
Online Qualification Round on 23rd February at 18:30 CET
For this round, your team can participate from wherever you’d like, including one of our Hash Code hubs. Hubs allow for teams in the same location (eg. city or university) to compete side-by-side in a more fun and exciting environment.
Final Round on 1st April
Top scoring teams from the Online Qualification Round will be invited to Google Paris to compete in the Final Round of the competition.
Program Hash Code 2017
The whole thing is just one night. Interested to participate? We have room for 5 - 10 teams. Make sure to sign up quickly and form a team in the process. GoDataDriven provides pizza's and drinks, Google wil send the goodies.
More info on the website of Google Hashcode