Google has decided to create a single platform for its 3 coding competitions Code Jam, Hash Code and Kick Start for a better-than-ever competition experience. But first of all, what are the competitions all about?
Code Jam: Code Google’s longest running global coding competition, Code Jam, calls on programmers around the world to solve challenging, algorithmic puzzles against the clock.
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!
Kick Start: Kick Start offers coders around the world the chance to develop and hone their programming skills through online-hosted competition rounds.
According to Google, Here are four things you can expect from this new update:
“We’re officially bringing Code Jam, Hash Code and Kick Start to everyone around the world! It’s important that our competitions are as accessible as possible and expanding our programs means more coding, more learning and a bigger community around the world.” writes Emily Miller, head of Talent Programs & Events
There’s a competition for everyone.
“Every competition offers something different to meet you wherever you are in your coding journey. Want to code alongside friends or other programmers? Give Hash Code a try. Dipping your toes in coding or competitive programming for the first time? Kick Start is a great option. Looking for algorithmic puzzles that challenge even the most skilled coders? Code Jam has got you covered. Find your fit, and go ahead and try them all to flex different coding muscles throughout the year.” she further explains
A smoother experience with one user profile.
“With a unified user experience and fresh look to the website, you’ll be able to easily navigate through resources and discover opportunities for practice. Plus, for each competition you participate in, we’ll provide you with a personalized certificate of completion that commemorates your feats!” the blogpost further stated
New features to get you involved, faster.
From notifications within your user profile to receiving information about competitions you’re registered for, the new home for Google’s coding competitions is a one-stop-shop to grow, challenge and celebrate your programming skills.
The next Code Jam challenge comes with a cash prize of $15,000. To register for the challenges, visit Google’s Coding Competition Site