Hash Code

Google Hash Code 2020 (For Students and Professionals)

Think you could optimize the layout of a Google Data Center? How about scheduling a fleet of drones to make deliveries around the world? Tackle an engineering problem from Google during Hash Code, their team programming competition. Are you up for the challenge?

Hash Code 2020

Hash Code is a team programming competition, organized by Google, for students and professionals around the world. You pick your team and programming language and we pick an engineering problem for you to solve. This year’s contest kicks off with an Online Qualification Round, where your team can compete from wherever you’d like, including from one of their Hash Code hubs. Top teams will then be invited to a Google office for the Final Round.

How it works

Once you’ve registered for the contest, you’ll gain access to their Judge System. The Judge System is Google’s online platform where you’ll form your team, join a hub, practice, and compete during the rounds. During the Online Qualification Round, you’ll watch their YouTube live stream to be introduced to the problem, and your team will have four hours to solve an optimization problem using the programming language and tools of your choice. Teams can compete from a local hub or another location of their choice. The top teams from the Online Qualification Round will be invited to the Final Round at a Google office, where they’ll work together to solve another challenge and compete for cash prizes.


You may be eligible to receive one of the following cash prizes if you advance to, attend, and compete in the Final Round of Hash Code. The prize money specified reflects the amount each person on the winning team will receive.

Team RankPrize Money Per Participant
1st Place$4,000 USD
2nd Place$2,000 USD
3rd Place$1,000 USD

How do I register?

Registration for Hash code will open in early 2020 and you can register at g.co/hashcode. You must complete the following 3 steps in order to compete in Hash Code 2020:

  1. Create a Coding Competitions profile and/or update your existing profile,
  2. Register for Hash Code 2020 specifically, and
  3. Form a team of 2 to 4 people in the Judge System.

Deadline: 17th February 2020


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