Need a Technical Career at Google? Register for Kick Start 2020

Ready to solve fun, challenging problems? Kick Start hosts online rounds throughout the year, giving participants the opportunity to test and grow their coding abilities while getting a sample of the programming skills needed for a technical career at Google. Participate in one — or join them all!

 Who can Participate? 

Kick Start is a global online coding competition, consisting of three-hour rounds of a variety of algorithmic challenges designed by Google engineers. Participants can compete in one or all online rounds held throughout the year, and will have the opportunity to develop and grow their programming abilities while getting a glimpse into the technical skills needed for a career at Google (top participants may be invited to interview at Google).

How Kick Start Works 

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 our website solving algorithmic and mathematical problems.

Following the round, you can check out your rankings and the round analysis. If you were a top competitor, you may be contacted by Google for a chance to interview.

How To Register for Google Kick Start Coding Competition 2020

 In order to participate in Kick Start, register for a profile at .

After registration opens, and before the end of the contest, you can register for Kick Start at You can tell whether registration is open by checking the Kick Start schedule.


Recommended Schedule for Participants 

Contestants may participate in as many rounds as they like but for students graduating in 2020 or later, kick start recommend the following:

For participants in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
  • Sunday, May 17, 2020 11:00 UTC – 14:00 UTC 
  • Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:00 UTC – 15:00 UTC 

Application Deadline 

November 15, 2020. 6:00 (UTC).

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