Bring Google Hash Code to your university: Register your hub today

Hash Code is back for its 5th year of challenging students and professionals in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to solve a Google engineering problem. Registration to compete opens in early January, but hub registration is open now at Bring developers at your university together to compete — register your Hash Code 2018 hub today!

More than 26,000 participants teamed up to optimize how videos are served online for the Hash Code 2017 Online Qualification Round. Excitement and tensions were high across the region, especially at the 467 Hash Code hubs organized by university clubs, developer meetup groups, and participants.

Hubs bring teams in the same local area together for the Online Qualification Round. While teams can compete from wherever they’d like, participating from a Hash Code hub adds a bit of extra fun to the competition — as evidenced by last year’s hub photos!

To give you more insight into Hash Code, we caught up with Dominika and Adam, who organized a hub in Kraków, Poland last year, to find out more about their experience:

Why did you choose to organize a hub?

We chose to organize a hub because we felt that providing an opportunity for people to come together and work on a challenging problem is the best way to let them develop their skills and themselves.

What was the process of setting up your hub?

There was the normal event stuff, like booking a room, getting approvals from our university, and ensuring Wifi was set up. We also started promoting the event a few weeks earlier to be sure we had as many participants as possible. The real fun started just before the competition when we decorated the room with balloons and posters — luckily a few participants came early so they decided to join us and help!

What's your favorite part about hosting a hub?

Meeting new people! That’s definitely the best part. You can feel the passion and excitement in the room.

The Online Qualification Round for Hash Code 2018 will take place on March 1, 2018. If you think you’d like to organize a hub at your university, you can sign up today. If you can’t host a hub but would like to compete in Hash Code 2018, fill in this form and we’ll email you as soon as registration opens early next year.