Kick Start offers coders around the world the chance to develop and hone their programming skills through online-hosted competition rounds.
The three-hour rounds feature a variety of algorithmic challenges, all developed by Google engineers so that you get a taste of the technical skills needed for a career at Google (the top competitors from our Kick Start rounds may be invited to interview at Google!). The rounds are held regularly throughout the year at different times so they are easily accessible to coders everywhere. Each Kick Start Round is open to all participants, no pre-qualification needed, so you can try your hand at one or give them all a shot.
Register for Kick Start once on the website and you’ll be set up to compete in any round you’d like! When each round is open, the three hour countdown begins and you’ll compete on the website solving algorithmic and mathematical problems. Following the round, you can check out your rankings, the round analysis, and if you were a top competitor, you may be contacted by Google for a chance to interview.