Get to know Google’s Coding Competitions


Posted by Julia DeLorenzo, Program Supervisor, Coding Competitions

Google’s Coding Competitions present interactive rounds all year long that will help you develop your expertise, problem your self, and join with builders from across the globe.

Google has three flagship Coding Competitions: Code Jam, Hash Code, and Kick Begin. Every competitors is exclusive and presents several types of challenges from algorithmic puzzles to team-based optimization issues. Our Coding Competitions are designed and examined by a workforce of Google engineers and program managers who craft new and fascinating issues for customers to sort out.

Google’s Coding Competitions have been round for fairly some time (20 years!) and this passionate group of contributors and followers world wide makes every new season much more thrilling than the final.

Hear from two program managers on the Coding Competitions workforce:

Emilly Miller, Google’s Coding Competitions Lead Program Supervisor

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“My first yr engaged on Coding Competitions was 2013 with Code Jam. The Finals have been hosted in London that yr — video proof — and I have been hooked ever since! It has been extremely rewarding and a complete lot of enjoyable to work together with coders from world wide through the years.

I discover it so cool that even after 20 years of Code Jam, the area of on-line competitions continues to evolve and develop. To me, it is a testomony to the power of the worldwide on-line neighborhood and the worth that merchandise like Code Jam, Hash Code, and Kick Begin present builders to attach and be taught from each other. Plus, the issue statements are so artistic and enjoyable!

My recommendation to future contributors is, leap in and take a look at it out! We’re all right here for one thing distinctive to us, so discover out what that’s for you and pursue that. Hitting roadblocks alongside the way in which is probably going, so do not get discouraged. Keep in mind there is a world neighborhood of coders on the market ready that will help you!”

Julia DeLorenzo, Google’s Coding Competitions Program Supervisor

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“My first introduction to Google’s Coding Competitions was in 2016, once I had the possibility to volunteer on the Code Jam World Finals in New York Metropolis. The joy and vitality of that Finals caught with me – 4 years later, in 2020, a chance to work on Coding Competitions full time got here up and I jumped on the probability!

I really like that Google’s Coding Competitions supply other ways to take part. Irrespective of the place you might be in your aggressive programming journey, there’s a Competitors for you. People who find themselves new to aggressive programming can get conversant in area by collaborating in Kick Begin; those that need to take part with associates or teammates can strive Hash Code; and people in search of a problem ought to strive Code Jam. Some folks take part in all three! The issues you’ll see are at all times totally different and inventive so that you’re positive to have enjoyable alongside the way in which.

As cliché because it sounds, my recommendation to future contributors is that failure is a chance for development. Don’t let imposter syndrome or concern of failure stand in the way in which of making an attempt one thing new. For those who come throughout an issue you possibly can’t clear up – that’s nice! It’s a chance to problem your self and take a look at a unique method.”

Keep Tuned!

Over the following few weeks, control the weblog – we’ll be spotlighting every of Google’s Coding Competitions in a sequence of weblog posts that will help you perceive the ins and outs of every competitors.


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