Google Hash Code 2021 | Virtual Hub Applications for Hash Code 2021 are open
Want to create a space for teams in your community to connect virtually and compete side-by-side in the Online Qualification? Want unique access to a social community of Hub organizers and Googlers? Apply to host a virtual Hub!
Hash Code 2021
Hash Code is a team programming competition, organized by Google, for students and professionals around the world. You pick your team and programming language and we pick an engineering problem for you to solve.
This year’s contest kicks off with an Online Qualification, where your team can compete virtually from wherever you’d like, alongside your virtual Hub. Top teams will then be invited to compete from our virtual World Finals.
What is Hash Code?
Google’s team-based programming competition, Hash Code, allows you to share your skills and connect with other coders as you work together to solve a problem modeled off a real Google engineering challenge! In small teams of two to four, coders all over the world will tackle the first problem through an Online Qualification.
Though this round is hosted online, teams can come together virtually to compete side-by-side in locally coordinated Hash Code Hubs. The top teams from this round are invited to join us for the virtual World Finals.
How it works
Once you’ve registered for the contest, you’ll gain access to our Judge System. The Judge System is our online platform where you’ll form your team, join a Hub, practice, and compete during the rounds.
During the Online Qualification, you’ll watch our YouTube livestream to be introduced to the problem, and your team will have four hours to solve an optimization problem using the programming language and tools of your choice.
Teams can also compete alongside other teams in your area by joining a virtual Hub. The top teams from the Online Qualification will be invited to the virtual World Finals, where they’ll work together to solve another challenge and compete for cash prizes.
Jan 7 2021, 17:00 (UTC); Individual registration opens
Feb 18 2021, 16:00 (UTC); Hub registration closes
Feb 22 2021, 11:00 (UTC); Individual registration closes
Feb 25 2021, 17:30 (UTC) to Feb 25 2021, 21:30 (UTC); Online qualification
For the Online Qualification, your team can participate from anywhere using your own computer and internet connection. To make this round even more exciting, you can participate with a virtual Hub.
Hubs are linked to offices, universities, and cities around the world so that teams can compete side-by-side. If you decide to join a Hub, you will get access to a scoreboard just for your Hub to see how your team ranks compared to your peers and friends.
Participating from a Hub is a great way to meet new people! Hubs may look a little different this year, but your safety continues to be our top priority. We hope to resume in-person Hubs in 2022.
List of Hubs
Currently have 242 hubs across 58 countries Click on a Hub to learn more, including how to get in touch with the Hub Organizer.
- What is a virtual Hub?
- Who is eligible to join a Hub?
- How do I join a Hub?
- What is the deadline for selecting a Hub in the Judge System?
- How do I apply to organize a Hub?
Organize a Hub
To make the Online Qualification even more exciting for students and professionals in your community, you can apply to organize a Hub where local teams can come together to compete together virtually.
Last year, more than 700 Hubs were organized for students and professionals to compete alongside their universities, offices, and coworking spaces.