Developers around the world have spent the last several months showing the world what they can do with the Google Cloud Platform! Developers in 6 regions across the world will win prizes that include Android devices and up to $20,000 USD. The challenge also highlights innovations of students and female developers.
Earlier this year, developers were given a challenge to build and submit an amazing application using Google app engine and addressing real-world issues in one of these categories:
1) Enterprise / Small Business Solutions, Education, Not for Profit
2) Social / Personal Productivity / Games / Fun
Be sure to check out the amazing finalists that were announced last month: http://www.google.com/events/gcdc2013/finalists.html . The developers of these apps have been working to improve them over the past month using the feedback from 80 expert judges, so please follow the hashtag #gcdc on Google+ and give them encouragement between now and the announcements later this month.
A winner will be chosen for each category in each region for 12 prizes in total, and today (January 5, 2014) marks the final deadline for the submission of revised applications, and we can't wait to see them! According to the Google Cloud Developer Challenge website, the time zone for submissions is Pacific time: "January 5th 2014: Semifinalist applications are due at 11:59 PM PT." (http://www.google.com/events/gcdc2013/faq.html )
Good luck to all the participants and please stay tuned for final winner announcements on January 28, 2014!