Search engine giant Google is set to hold the Google Hash Code for 2017 across different cities in Africa. Google Hash Code is a team-based programming competition where Google engineers present programming challenges to the participants and the team with the top score wins the prize. The competition will be taking place at the Johannesburg-based tech hub nHub in South Africa and the Lagos-based co-working space V8 among other locations.
This competition will take place in two rounds; online and final. The online leg of the competition will see the teams presented with real-life challenges requiring them to come up with solutions to address those challenges. The teams will have to come up with solutions to their challenges using only their PCs, a programming language, and a tool of their choice.
The teams that score the highest in the online leg of the competition will qualify for the final round of Google Hash Code competition that will take place in Paris, France. The second challenge will reward the winners with cool Google prizes.
Other than just competing and walking home with the cash prize, the Google Has Code 2017 will give the participants the once in a lifetime chance to learn about the search engine. There will be tech talks and presentations from the Google engineers.
The competition is open to university students and industry professionals in Africa, Middle East, and Europe. The online round of the contest will be held on February 23rd. The final round will be on April 1st, 2017.
If you and your team are interested in taking part in the Hash Code 2017 challenge, you can sign up here. The window for application closes on February 20. Each team must have a minimum of two and a maximum of four members and must be from one of the participating locations in Nigeria, including V8, nHub, and others listed here.