Uganda’s KQ among hubs to host Google’s Hashcode

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KQ, a virtual hub providing a platform for creative artists, innovators & ”disruptors”, is among the list of hubs set to host Google’s hashcode. Launched in last year, the hub will serve as host to the team programming competition organized by Google at the National Museum in Kamwokya.

HashCode lets it participants pick their team and programming language, and they pick a Google engineering problem for you to solve. Google currently has 314 hubs signed up for the program across 59 countries.

On the web page for the program, it says that Uganda has three hubs signed up for the program. These include Outbox Hub, a longtime partner with Google through their entrepreneurship focused arm Google for Entrepreneurs and Makerere Innovation and Incubation Center.

However, a quick look at the social media pages for all the three shows that only one seems to have confirmed and agreed to host the program – KQ hub.

HashCode is open to university students and industry professionals in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Participants compete in teams of two to four. Registration is free of charge and will close on 26th February 2018 at 18:00 Central European Time.

Your team will be tasked with solving a challenge created by Google engineers using your own computer and programming language and tools of your choice. For this round, your team can compete from wherever you’d like, including from one of Google HashCode hubs.

Top scoring teams from the Online Qualification Round will be invited to the Final Round at Google Dublin. Here, they’ll be presented with the second challenge, and the winning teams will be awarded prizes.

Registration is open now until February 26, 2018. You can sign for the competition here, and if you’d like to join KQ hub to participate in the competition after registration? Send them an email to kqhubafrica@gmail.com.

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