Hash Code 2016 by Google

Think you could come up with a way to optimize Internet coverage for Project Loon balloons? Or how about routing Google Street View cars through a busy city?

Step into the shoes of a Google engineer and tackle similar challenges during Hash Code, a team-based programming competition for students and professionals (18+) across Europe, the Middle East and Africa organized by Google. You pick your team and programming language, we pick a real-life engineering problem to solve. Are you up for the challenge?

The competition is divided into two stages:

Online Qualification Round
11th February 2016, 18:30 – 22:30 CET
For this round, your team can participate from wherever you’d like, including one of our Hash Code hubs. Hubs allow for teams in the same location (eg. city or university) to compete side-by-side in a more fun and exciting environment.

Final Round
19th March 2016
Top scoring teams from the Online Qualification Round will be invited to Google Paris to compete in the Final Round of the competition.

Learn more and sign up today at