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Saurabh Sharma
Saurabh Sharma

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Introduction to Google Code-In

Did you just start your programming journey?

if your answer is a big β€œYES” then let me introduce you to Google Code-in. It’s an annually held challenge for pre-university kids. You need to be in the age group of 13–17 for attending this challenge.

what’s that?

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This challenge has tasks that are chosen by open source organizations like Ubuntu. The challenges vary from making a logo for their brand new app to fixing an issue on their production website. Even if don’t know programming then you can participate in Google Code-in. You need to complete as more challenges as you can to win this challenge.

what’s exciting about it?

You don’t need to be a nerd to get some certificates, T-shirts or even a trip to Google headquarters. If you even complete 1 task you will get a certificate and after completing 3 tasks you will get a T-shirt along with it and when you win this competition you will get a trip to Google headquarters. Something that’s worth mentioning is every organization will have 2 winners so you don’t even need to be β€œone in billions to win this”.

Where can I get started?

Google code-in starts from 28th November every year and it’s going on now so you can participate you just need a valid Google account. After signing in, it will ask for sign the Parental Consent form. Now, you can find a task that interests you, claim that task and start working on it.

Additional links:

Getting Started Guide for google code-in

rules for google code-in

Announcing Google Code-in 2017

code-in FAQ

Code-in 2016 winners

Top comments (2)

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Ethan • Edited on

"every organization will have 2 winners so you don’t even need to be one in a billion to win this" - so then you need to be one in half a billion, lol :P

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Saurabh Sharma

at least 🀣

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