Thursday, 10 October 2013

Who’s in It to Win It? The Race Is On for the Google Cloud Platform Developer Challenge!

On the 4th of September, developers all over the world fired up Google App Engine to start building innovative and locally-relevant apps for the Google Cloud Platform Developer Challenge. If you aren’t one of them yet, you can learn more about the challenge, the categories and the prizes by firing up this new recently released video!

All apps begin with an idea. But if you don’t have one yet, there’s still plenty of time to come up with one. You can even form a team of up to three developers and brainstorm an app concept to develop together. Teams of all compositions are welcome and special awards exist for all-student and all-female teams.

Already have a great idea and want help refining it? Reach out to other developers and mentors on Google Plus using the hashtag #gcdc and watch out for the Google Cloud Developer Challenge interactive Hangouts on Air. The videos of past Google Cloud Developer Challenge on Air Hangout are available here.You can also try to get involved in local educational events and hackathons to gain inspiration and advice from others.

Either way, we hope this video will inspire you to race for the finish line with a great app you’re proud to enter into the challenge. Stay tuned to this blog and to Google Plus for further challenge updates and be sure to register for the many informative Hangouts covering great topics like Google App Engine, Google Cloud Platform technologies, and integrating APIs into apps.

The stopwatch is ticking and submissions are due by November 21, 2013. So, now’s the time to watch the video, check out the challenge website to learn about eligibility, and read the frequently-asked questions (FAQs). Then get ready to race across the finish line towards global recognition for building an outstanding app, plus the chance to win up to $20,000 and other cool prizes!

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