Google has invited applications for its Girl Hackathon 2022 platform that allows women to showcase their coding skills and harness their creative solutions for real-time technical challenges.
The virtual hackathon will challenge the ‘innovation’ and ‘problem-solving skills’ of the participants and inspire them to creatively engage with Google.
Hackathon is an event hosted by tech-driven companies, wherein programmers are given a platform to get together to collaborate on a project.
Google India, while taking to Twitter, announced, “Calling women coders of tomorrow. #CrackTheCode and participate in our Girl Hackathon to win cash prizes, an interview with Google and cool merch. Women students of computer science and allied courses can register in teams of 3 at: https://goo.gle/GirlHackathon."
Calling women coders of tomorrow #CrackTheCode and participate in our Girl Hackathon to win cash prizes, an interview with Google and cool merch.— Google India (@GoogleIndia) March 2, 2022
Women students of computer science and allied courses can register in teams of 3 at: https://t.co/uIObrloSC4. pic.twitter.com/AXGnLBoko2
Google has also revealed that the programme is open to all women students pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate degrees in computer science and/or related circuit branches and students can register for hackathons in teams of three on or before March 9. While the hackathon is slated to be held on multiple dates between March 19 and April 30, the winners will be awarded a cash prize along with an interview chance for a job at Google.
Google has also revealed that while participants will be allowed to form teams based on the group allocations, the teams will be required to take on the challenges given to them during the various stages of the hackathon. Spread over a period of six weeks across different stages of the hackathon, Google maintained that the participants are expected to be available to work on the challenge with their teams during this duration as and when they progress through each stage.
Before registering for the competition, each team has to identify one of the members as its leader. The participants will be divided into two groups based on their graduation year. While Group A will have graduates of years 2024 and 2025 from bachelors, masters, and integrated dual degrees and related courses within computer science and allied branches. Group B should have graduates of 2022 and 2023. Multiple registrations would not be allowed in this hackathon.