Getting started

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

Register for Solution Challenge

Register by submitting this form

Choose up to 4 teammates, 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 share interests in.
Get inspired and learn more about the
UN 17. 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 about these goals.
One popular method you can use to identify your solution is an exercise developed at GV (formerly known as Google Ventures), called The Design Sprint. Usually done as a 5-day exercise, The Design Sprint is a flexible framework for solving problems through designing, prototyping, and testing ideas with users. It allows you and your team to validate ideasbefore going through the energy of building a product. Watch this video to learn more.

Learn and build

Start learning and improving your technical skills to refine your solution by attending a Google and/or local GDSC community-led workshop, design sprint, or by completing codelabs and learning pathways below.
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.
Follow the learning pathways and codelabs on the Resources page to help you design the backend technology. Collect a Google Developer digital badge for every completed learning pathway. Watch this video to learn more designing backend technology.

Stuck? Through the Parthean platform, you will be able to reach out to Google Developers Experts who are ready to help you with any technical questions you might have regarding your solution.

Finalize and submit your solution

Collect feedback by showcasing your working solution to students, friends, and family you know over a video meeting or whichever way is safest and best for you.
Using the feedback you received, start iterating your design and technology until it is polished and ready for a final demo.

Put your solution into action. Record a video of a successful demo (maximum 2 minutes long) and submit it here.

The submission form will open on March 1st, 2021. Watch examples of demos from last year’s contest here.

Winners will be announced May - August 2021

After judges review all the submissions using the Evaluation Criteria, the top 50 solutions will be announced.
The top 50 teams receive deep mentoring over the course of 1-3 online meetings from Google and Google Developer Experts to improve their solution and resubmit it for the top prize.
Win a 1 year subscription to Pluralsight, swag, and additional customized mentoring from Google and Google Developer Experts.
Top 10 finalists showcase their solutions to Google and developers all around the world on YouTube during the 2021 Solution Challenge Demo Day.
The final 3 winners are selected live and win all the prizes included in the Top 10 category along with a Chromebook and a private team meeting with a Google executive.