Apply for Google Kick Start Coding Competition
Kick Start organizes online rounds throughout the year, giving participants the opportunity to try and increase their coding skills and get a taste of the programming skills needed for a technical career at Google.
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 of the online rounds that take place throughout the year, and will have the opportunity to develop and increase their programming skills while gaining insight into the technical skills needed for a career in Google (the main participants can be invited to interview on Google).
The rounds are held regularly throughout the year at different times so that they are easily accessible to programmers around the world. Each round of Kick Start is open to all participants, no pre-qualification is required, so you can try your luck on one or give everyone a chance.
Register in Kick Start once on the website and you will be ready to compete in the round you want. When each round is open, start the three-hour countdown and you will compete on your website solving algorithmic and mathematical problems. After the round, you can review your rankings, the analysis of the round and, if you were a main competitor, it is possible that Google will contact you to have the opportunity to interview you.
The contest will be developed on a new platform. In the old contest platform (2018 and earlier), for each set of tests, participants downloaded the entry, executed the code locally on their own machines and loaded the output for evaluation. On the new platform, there is nothing to download or run locally; the contestants send the code to judge, and that code is executed in each test until one of them fails or passes them all. The new platform allows interactive problems in which your code communicates with our code. See the Interactive Problems section for more details. These changes are reflected in the contest interface, the submission system and the scoring system, and are explained in more detail in the rest of the Frequently Asked Questions.
The basic idea of the contest has not changed: participants still write code to solve interesting and fun algorithmic problems, using the same skills as before. The round structure is the same and the scoring system is similar.
• The three-hour rounds present a variety of algorithmic challenges, all developed by Google engineers so you can test the technical skills necessary for a career in Google.
• The best competitors of our Kick Start rounds can be invited to an interview on Google!
Check the Frequently Asked Questions section on the official website for eligibility details
Eligible regions: Open for all
• Apply online through the given link.
• See the Rules and Frequently Asked Questions section of the official website.
Application deadline: November 17, 2019.