How can technology help us build a better world? The Solution Challenge is Google's global annual contest that invites all Google Developer Student Club members (including you!) to develop solutions to real-world problems utilizing Google technologies. This year’s Solution Challenge asks participants to solve for one or more of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Since 2019, thousands of students have participated in the Solution Challenge and have coded their way to a better world!
- Awards: Top 50 Global Finalists and top winners receive mentorship from Google, cash prizes, swag, besides a great project (and story) to their portfolios.
- Timeline: Solution Challenge teams (up to four people) can register and submit a project between January 11 - March 31, 2022. In this timeframe, you can work on your project at your own pace.
Interested in participating and learning more? There're many upcoming events and resources to support your journey with Solution Challenge 2022!
- This GDSC 2022 Solution Challenge Kick-off (Wed, Jan 19): will provide an overview of the competition, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Google technologies you can use for your project, and the chance to network with others. This event is hosted by GDSC globally, agenda and Speakers are available at this GDSC global event page, to which you are kindly requested to register as well.
- GDSC-EU Ideathon (Fri, Jan 21 - Sun, Jan 23): will help you with your solution challenge submission, get the experience you can write about in your resume, and win cool prizes. Gather your friends (or meet new ones during the event!) and come up with an idea that solves a real global problem. This event is supported by Google and Google Developers. More details and register here.
- Upcoming: did you know that our SimplAR team from TUM made it to the TOP 10 globally last year? We're honored to have them with us for another Solution Challenge Session in early March! They will share valuable tips with you and answer your questions. More info on this will follow, stay tuned!
- Forming a team: join our Slack channel "teamfinding"to connect with many other like-minded students, share your ideas and find your dream team and team members!
For more information, read the 2022 Google Solution Challenge announcement, explore the webpage, and learn stories from the 2021 edition on the Google Developers blog!