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Google Kick Start Coding Competition 2019

Deadline: 7 Months

Deadline: November 17, 2019


  • Each Kick Start Round is open to all participants, no pre-qualification needed, so you can try your hand at one or give them all a shot;
  • You understand and acknowledge that you must be at least the Minimum Age (as defined in the Coding Competitions Terms) at the time of registration to be eligible to participate in the KS Contest. However, you must be eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of registration to be eligible to be contacted by a Google recruiter.

Kick Start is an online coding competition that offers single rounds throughout the year in which you write code to solve algorithmic problems that have multiple layers of difficulty.

Kick Start offers coders around the world the chance to develop and hone their programming skills through online-hosted competition rounds. The three-hour rounds feature a variety of algorithmic challenges, all developed by Google engineers so that you get a taste of the technical skills needed for a career at Google (the top competitors from the Kick Start rounds may be invited to interview at Google!). The rounds are held regularly throughout the year at different times so they are easily accessible to coders everywhere.


  • The KS Contest offers participants the chance to develop and hone their programming and technical skills through online-hosted competition rounds;
  • If at the time of registration you affirmatively express interest in future job opportunities at Google, you may be contacted by a Google recruiter and invited to apply for a position at Google after completion of the KS Contest. If Google contacts any participants, they will be determined in Google’s sole discretion. Your scores during the KS Contest will have an impact on whether you are contacted by a Google recruiter.


Register for Kick Start once on the website and you’ll be set up to compete in any round you’d like! When each round is open, the three-hour countdown begins and you’ll compete on the Google website solving algorithmic and mathematical problems. Following the round, you can check out your rankings, the round analysis, and if you were a top competitor, you may be contacted by Google for a chance to interview.