Hash Code is a team programming competition organized by Google. You pick your team and programming language, we pick a Google engineering problem for you to solve.
For each round of the competition we’ll present a problem 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?
What do I need to participate?
The only thing you need for the Online Qualification Round is a computer connected to the Internet. We will announce the problem through a YouTube Live Stream, please check that your computer is able to play YouTube videos beforehand. 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.
How will I receive information?
We will add all participants to a mailing list, and will send all relevant information there (so monitor your mailbox!). The problem statement will be available on the Judge System, and we will also post any clarification to the problem statement there. You’ll also be able to get in touch with us over email if you have any questions.
How should I prepare?
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. You should prepare an empty „Hello World!“ project on your computer, with a script to generate the ZIP file to upload the source code to the Judge System.
Registration is free of charge and will close on 26th February 2018 at 18:00 CET.
Online Qualification Round
Thursday, 1st March 2018, 18:30 to 22:30 CET
All of the teams are welcome to our hub – International Computer Academy IT STEP
Your team will be tasked with solving a challenge created by Google engineers using your own computer and programming language and tools of your choice. For this round, your team can compete from wherever you’d like, including from one of our Hash Code hubs.
Are you up for the challenge?