Deadline: March 31, 2023
Applications are open for the Google Developer Student Clubs Solution Challenge 2023. Build a solution to a local problem using Google technologies, in accordance with one or more of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2015, the United Nations created 17 Sustainable Development Goals and aimed to achieve them by 2030. All 193 United Nations Member States agreed on these 17 goals to end poverty, ensure prosperity, and protect the planet. For the 2023 Solution Challenge, your mission is to create a project that contributes to solving one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals using Google technologies.
- Top 100 teams win a T-shirt, certificate, and mentorship from Google and other experts to improve and submit a solution for the top prize.
- Top 10 finalists win a $1,000 cash prize per team member and a feature in the Google Developers Blog and global Demo Day livestream, plus mentorship with a Google expert, swag, and a certificate.
- Top 3 winners win a $3,000 cash prize per team member and a feature in the Google Developers Blog and global Demo Day livestream, plus mentorship with a Google expert, swag, and a certificate.
- The Solution Challenge is open to members of Google Developer Student Clubs. Join a Google Developer Student Club (GDSC) on the GDSC community page.
Each solution will be evaluated on a scale of 1 to 50 points, across two aspects: Impact and Technology.
Impact (25 points)
- Does the entry establish a clear challenge using their problem statement? (5 points)
- Do they explain clearly which UN Sustainable Development goals and targets they chose for their solution and why? (5 points)
- Feedback from users, testing & iteration (5 points)
- Does the team clearly describe three feedback points they received from real users and the steps they took to test them?
- Is there evidence of what the team learned and how the solution was iterated upon based on user feedback?
- Does the solution address the challenge (and problem statement) identified by the team? Does the team adequately describe the success of their solution using metrics, goals, and outcomes? (5 points)
- Is there evidence of next steps? Does the team display a clear plan for future extension to a larger audience if they were to continue? (5 points)
Technology (25 points)
- Does the team clearly describe the following: architecture, high-level components, responsibility of each component, specific products and platform they implemented? Has the team clearly explained what Google technology they used and why? (5 points)
- Does the solution implement all the technical components needed to solve the challenge? (5 points)
- Code testing and iteration (5 points)
- Does the team highlight one challenge they faced while building their code, how they addressed the issue, and the technical decisions and implementations they had to make? Did the team include guidance on running their code?
- Does the video demonstration show an actual working application (not a mockup) and how a user will interact with the solution? Does the demo show how the solution makes effective and appropriate use of the features of the chosen Google technology or platform? (5 points)
- Can the solution, in its current form or minor structural changes, support more users and increased scale? (5 points)
- Create a Demo Video (no longer than 2 minutes).
- Submit your solution by March 31, 2023.
For more information, visit Solution Challenge.