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By kostka, 8 months ago, In English,

Interested in growing your coding skills?

Kick start is a global coding competition offering programmers of all skill levels the chance to develop and hone their programming skills. Participate in one of our eight online rounds — or join them all!

Here’s how to join us

Register today!

Register before our upcoming practice round on February 23rd then check out the full schedule and add rounds to your calendar so you don’t miss out!

Practice makes perfect.

Get ready for an upcoming round by trying your hand past problems. Also check out our updated FAQ as we’ve made some changes that we think you're going to like!

Join the conversation.

Join our Facebook Group to connect with other participants, chat about problems post-round, and be a part of our community.

What are you waiting for?

Questions? Reach out to kickstart@google.com.

 
 
 
 
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Hey, is this true that you have to perform well in your first 3 kickstarts ? otherwise google will put u on hold list ? kostka

Can anyone answer who knows exactly ?

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    (This is what I know for Google CN)

    1. You only need to perform well in rounds that your local office has interest of. Usually the office will make their intention explicit.

    2. Perform well means rank <200, which is very easy for someone with a CP background.

    Edit: I guess #1 no longer holds now. For Kickstart 2017, Google CN only cared about rounds in July/August. Source (Simplified Chinese)

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      How do i know in which kickstart i have to perform , and is this 3 times rule true ? what i mentioned above !

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    All of the information above looks like gossips.

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    Also, please check out the Rules tab: https://codingcompetitions.withgoogle.com/kickstart/rulesandterms

    There's some information about the potential contact from Google recruiters.

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Is Kickstart actually strictly just for students? Also, are high school or graduate students eligible?

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    Let me cite one of the organizers: "We encourage coding enthusiasts of all skill and experience levels to participate in the upcoming rounds." Ergo, there are no limits.

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      Cool, so it's like an SRM. I see that a lot of effort is being put in the new system, maybe incoming is also ratings?

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Just a reminder: practice round will start on the 23rd of Feb at 16:00 UTC and will last 24h. Check the full schedule here: https://codingcompetitions.withgoogle.com/kickstart/schedule

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It was a nice contest, cheers. Do you plan to add some prizes like T-Shirts for future Kickstarts? I've seen there is such an option in the rules, but have encountered such a contest.

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Does anybody see the results of the practice round?

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Hello, sorry to bother again, but I find the scoreboard of the new system extremely counterintuitive, does it conform to all the design guidelines of Google Material Design :P ? On my HD monitor fullscreen I can see 3 problem scores and barely 10 contestants without scrolling ... https://i.ibb.co/Jd6mTJw/2019-02-25-2227.png

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why I can't register ? Is it late now ?

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What sort of interview it would be? Online or on-site? For example if you didn't pass online interview in some past, but then got trained and passed that kick start contest, will you be invited on on-site interview in that case? Or you'll be asked to wait 12-18 months anyways? Thanks!