Google Girl Hackathon 2024, [Virtual; Win Amazing Prizes!] Apply by 5 April

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Get ready to code, create, and innovate! Google Girl Hackathon 2024 is back and this year, it’s going virtual, making it easier than ever for aspiring female tech enthusiasts to participate from anywhere in the world.This exciting event is designed to empower young women with a passion for technology.

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Google Girl Hackathon 2024, [Virtual; Win Amazing Prizes!] Apply by 5 April

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About the Google

Google is an American multinational corporation and technology company focusing on online advertising, search engine technology, cloud computing, computer software, quantum computing, e-commerce, consumer electronics, and artificial intelligence (AI). It has been referred to as “the most powerful company in the world” and as one of the world’s most valuable brands due to its market dominance, data collection, and technological advantages in the field of AI. Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. is one of the five Big Tech companies, alongside Amazon, Apple, Meta, and Microsoft.

Google was founded on September 4, 1998, by American computer scientists Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were PhD students at Stanford University in California. Together they own about 14% of its publicly listed shares and control 56% of its stockholder voting power through super-voting stock. The company went public via an initial public offering (IPO) in 2004. In 2015, Google was reorganized as a wholly owned subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. Google is Alphabet’s largest subsidiary and is a holding company for Alphabet’s internet properties and interests. Sundar Pichai was appointed CEO of Google on October 24, 2015, replacing Larry Page, who became the CEO of Alphabet. On December 3, 2019, Pichai also became the CEO of Alphabet.

About the Google Girl Hackathon

Girl Hackathon is a program for women in computer science and allied courses across India. It has been designed to provide a platform for women in the engineering campus space to showcase their coding skills and promote creative solutions for real-time technical challenges. This virtual hackathon will challenge the participants’ innovation and problem-solving skills and inspire them to engage with Google creatively.

Eligibility Criteria

To participate in the hackathon:

Students must be enrolled in an engineering college in India and must be studying in the year as submitted/stated during registration.

Students must belong to a circuit majority course.

Students may only register as an individual.

Students must be Indian nationals. Foreign national students are not allowed to participate in this hackathon.

Please only enroll in the hackathon with your personal email credentials. Please also add your university email as secondary in the form.

Verifying Eligibility

Google reserves the right to verify your eligibility. You agree to provide Google with any proof of eligibility requested by Google and your refusal or failure to timely provide such proof may result in the team’s disqualification from the hackathon.

The program is spread over a period of 4 weeks across different stages of the hackathon. The participants are expected to be available to work on the challenge during this duration as and when they progress through each stage.

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Google Girl Hackathon Content

Stage 1: Learning Cohorts

All participants with confirmed applications to the Girl Hackathon are invited to join Google Learning Cohorts. This immersive experience offers a collaborative learning environment with mentorship from Googlers, designed to help you succeed in the hackathon and beyond.

You will participate in workshops focused on:

Technical Skill Development: Expand your coding, problem-solving, and design-thinking abilities.

Real-World Applications: Learn how to tackle challenges inspired by current industry trends.

Professional Growth: Build communication, teamwork, and presentation skills essential for engineering careers.

Learning Model: Their virtual classroom format provides:

Interactive Training: Engage in hands-on workshops led by Google experts.

Collaborative Projects: Work with peers to apply what you have learned in a team setting.

Personalized Mentorship: Receive guidance and feedback to support your growth.

Invitations to Google Learning Cohorts will be shared shortly. Please watch your inbox for the same.

Stage 2: Online Challenge

All participants will be invited to a mandatory online challenge. This assessment will evaluate your software or silicon engineering skills (based on your chosen stream), including relevant coding/silicon engineering concepts. You must complete and submit the challenge within the specified deadline.

Your performance in the online challenge and resume will determine your eligibility to advance in the hackathon.

They will announce the participants who will progress to the next round shortly after the challenge concludes.

Advancing participants will receive an email notification from the Girl Hackathon team.

Get ready! Invitations to the Google Online Challenge will be arriving soon.

Stage 3: Let’s Hack

Participants who excel in Stage 2 will advance to Stage 3, which consists of two parts:

Part 1: Themed Technical Challenge All Stage 3 participants will submit their idea/solution and ReadMe files for a themed technical hackathon challenge. Their performance in this section will determine their eligibility for the next part.

Part 2: Solution Presentations Our engineers will evaluate submissions using established rubrics. A select group of participants will be invited to present their solutions to our judging panel.

Important Note: Progression from Stage 3 to the final presentations is not guaranteed. Only participants demonstrating the strongest ideas and solutions will receive invitations. Participants are prohibited from communicating with any outside party and cannot solicit assistance from anyone (including staff, faculty advisor, or other students) while they are participating in the hackathon unless permitted by Google. Google’s and/or any judge’s decision is final and binding, and no correspondence will be entered into in relation to such decision.

Winners and Runners-Up Final winners and runners-up will be announced following the live presentation round.

Rules

This year, the hackathon is planned individually, and each participant will be required to register to enter the hackathon officially.

The program is spread over four weeks across different stages of the hackathon, and the participants are expected to be available to work on the challenge during this duration as and when they progress through each stage.

Registration Guidelines

To enter the hackathon, the individual must complete the registration form and provide required information.

All participants will be required to share their emails. Please submit secondary emails in the event that they are unable to reach you through your primary email. You are required to keep yourself updated on all emails issued to you.

Registrations will close on Apr 05, 2024, at 11:59 PM IST.

The hackathon starts on Apr 13, 2024, and ends on Apr 26, 2024; you will work on the hackathon during this timeframe only [Dates are subject to change, and participants will be informed in advance].

Please ensure there is only one registration from your end.

Students would be eligible to apply if they have a Bachelor, Master or Integrated Dual Degree in Engineering and related courses within computer science and allied branches only. * Students from the following graduating batches can enter the hackathon [2025, 2026, 2027, 2028]* Ensure you submit your most updated resume in the form of a Google Drive link and set the access to “Anyone with the link can view”. This will allow us to screen your profile in Stage 2. Without this, we cannot proceed forward with the process.

Any questions or inquiries regarding the hackathon should be directed to girlhackathon-india[at]google[dot]com

Deadline

Registrations Close on Apr 05, 2024, at 11:59 PM IST.

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