Are you ready to show what you can do with Google Cloud Platform?
Google Cloud Platform is used around the world to create and deploy solutions that are affordable, scalable and easy to maintain. These qualities empower developers worldwide to solve local and global challenges with cloud technology.
Google is inviting you for the very first Google Cloud Platform Developer Challenge; to build locally relevant web applications that solve real world problems.
Developers in 6 regions across the world will win prizes that include Android devices and up to $20,000 USD. Google is also highlighting innovations of students and female developers!
All you have to do is build and submit an amazing application in one of these categories:
- Enterprise/Small Business Solutions , Education, Not for Profit
- Social / Personal Productivity/Games / Fun
A winner will be chosen for each category, in each region — 12 prizes in total.
Awards for best mentors! A mentor will be chosen for in each region — 6 prizes in total.
You will have the opportunity to “WOW” the world with your awesome web application built on Google App Engine using Google APIs like the Google+, Youtube and Maps APIs.
The competition starts September 4th, 2013 with the first round of submissions starting on October 22, 2013.
Submissions will be accepted from any one of six regions across the world:
- Latin America
- Sub Saharan Africa
- South East Asia
- Middle East & North Africa
- Rest of the World
If your application is judged the best in your region, within one of the two categories mentioned above, you could win a prize of $20,000! Google says it is devoted to raising the next generation of information technology experts as well as encouraging diversity among software developers.
In line with this, there are special prizes for all-female teams — $2,000 and $1,000 dollars for ‘all-student teams’ that make the second round. Any ‘all female student team’ that makes the second round will receive a prize of $3,000. There are also prizes available for those who are interested in mentoring contestant.