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Google Tech Challenge

Date & time

Saturday, April 20, 2019
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cost

No fee

Organization

Student Success Centre

Contact

Career and Planning Services
514-848-2424 ext. 7345

Where

Google Montreal
1253 McGill College Ave #150, Montréal, QC H3B 2Y5

Majors Targeted: Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Quality Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information System Security
Degrees Targeted:
Undergraduate
Target Audience: 1st Year, 2nd Year, 3rd Year, Final Year

Hi Concordia Students!

Player one, are you ready to compete in a day of fun puzzle competitions? Is your team ready to take on the challenge, win prizes, and have fun? If you’re ready, we invite you to register for Google’s Tech Challenge Montréal taking place on Saturday, April 20th.

What is Tech Challenge?

The Tech Challenge, formerly known as Google Games, is an annual day-long event where teams of five compete against other students from McGill University, University of Montréal, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Concordia University, École de Technologie Supérieure and Université de Sherbrooke. What started in Mountain View more than 10 years ago has now grown to 14 locations across North America. The theme for our 2019 Tech Challenge is “Video Games.” We’ll have numerous mini-games and challenges inspired by iconic video games that will test your brains and creativity, as you play for the title of the Tech Challenge Champions!

Here’s what you’ll need to do by Monday, April 8th:

·         Assemble a team of five first, second, or third year undergraduate students from your school (having a computer science background is strongly recommended).

·         Pick a team name and register here (each team member must register individually).

·         Check out our website for more information and pictures from previous years!

·         Review the details and FAQs below.
 

The Tech Challenge Montréal

Date: Saturday, April 20th

Time: 10:00am to approximately 5:00pm

Location: Google Montréal - 1253 McGill College Ave #150, Montréal, QC H3B 2Y5

*Don't forget to register here*

 

FAQs:

Q. Can we have fewer than five members on our team?

We strongly recommend having the maximum number of members — any less and you'll lose your competitive edge.

Q. Do you have to be a current student to participate?

You must be a first, second, or third-year undergraduate student currently enrolled at McGill University, University of Montréal, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Concordia University, École de Technologie Supérieure and Université de Sherbrooke. Seniors and graduate students are not eligible to participate.

Q. Can we replace a member before the start of the event?

Absolutely! Just email us at techchallenge@google.com. Be sure to include: the full name and email of the new team member, the full name of who is being replaced, your school name, and your team name.

Q. Should our team wear costumes?

Show your team's spirit however you choose: costumes, uniforms, team dance, team flag or poster, cheer, fight song, etc. A prize will be awarded to the team with the most spirit.

Q. Will food be provided?

We will provide a light breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks. If you have any dietary restrictions, please note this in the registration form and we will be sure to accommodate you.

Q. When will our team receive a confirmation about the Tech Challenge?

After the registration deadline, we will reach out to confirm team selection and provide more details. Not all registered teams will be selected due to space limitations.

Q. Do I need to bring my own laptop?

It will give your team a competitive advantage to have all members work from their own laptop in the challenges. If you don’t have your own, either try and borrow one from a friend, or borrow one from us, as we’ll have a limited number of loaners for the event. And don’t forget the charger!

 

Please direct all other questions to: techchallenge@google.com


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