Google Solution Challenge 2022 for University Students around the world | Opportunities For Africans

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The mission of the 2022 Solution Challenge is to solve for one or more of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals using Google technology. The Solution Challenge is open to members of Google Developer Student Clubs. Join a Google Developer Student Club (GDSC) on the GDSC community page.

Benefits

Application Deadline: March 31st, 2022

Top 50 teams

Win a T-shirt, certificate, and mentorship from Googlers and other experts to improve and submit a solution for the top prize.

 

Top 10 finalists

Win a $1,000 cash prize per team member, swag, certificate, mentorship from Google, and a feature in the Google Developers Blog and Demo Day livestream.

Top 3 winners

Win a $3,000 cash prize per team member, swag, certificate, mentorship from Google, and a feature in the Google Developers Blog and Demo Day livestream.

Application Procedure

Join a Google Developer Student Club

If there is no club at your college or university, you can join the closest one through the community event platform.

Form a team and register

Form a 4-person team, with at least one student from the university of the Google Developer Student Club, and ideally with a varied set of technical and soft skills. Have a conversation early about causes you care about most. Register for the Solution Challenge by submitting this form (each team member must register).

Select a UN Sustainable Development Goal

Select a goal that aligns with personal interests and/or needs in your community that you would like to solve with technology. Watch this video to learn more.

Learn and build

Identify a solution

One way to identify a solution is by using a Design Sprint, a flexible framework for solving problems through designing, prototyping, and testing ideas with users over a 5-day sprint.

Design the user interface

This is where your solution’s user interface and user experience comes in. Start thinking about how a user will interact with the solution. Watch this video to learn more about designing an interface.

Design the backend technology

Follow the learning pathways on the Resources page to help you plan and design the backend.

Finalize and submit your solution

Test your solution

Collect feedback by showcasing your project to other students, family, and friends.

Iterate on your project

Using the feedback you received, start iterating on your design and technology until it’s polished and ready for a final demo.

Record a demo video, and submit it by March 31, 2022

Put your solution into action. Record a video of a successful demo (maximum 2 minutes long) and submit it using this formThe submission form will open on March 15, 2022. Watch this video for examples of demos from last year’s contest.

Timeline

Late April

Top 50 teams selected

After judges review all submissions against the evaluation criteria, the top 50 Solution Challenge teams will be announced.date_range

May

Mentoring for top 50 teams

The top 50 teams receive mentorship from Google and Google Developer Experts to improve their solution and resubmit it for the top prize.date_range

June

Top 10 finalists announced

Finalist teams will be announced and begin to prepare for the 2022 Solution Challenge Demo Day.date_range

July

3 winning teams announced live on YouTube

All 10 finalists will showcase their solutions during the 2022 Solution Challenge Demo Day, and the 3 winning teams will be announced!

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Google Solution Challenge 2022

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