We are pleased to present to you the 2022 University of the Western Cape (UWC) Google Developer Student Clubs (GDSC) Solution Challenge as well as how to apply. It involves the competition eligibility, requirements and the prizes involved.
Every year the University of the Western Cape (UWC) Google Developer Student Clubs (GDSC) Solution Challenge for interested & qualified South African citizens to apply for. This year is not an exception. Therefore the University of the Western Cape (UWC) Google Developer Student Clubs (GDSC) Solution Challenge is listed below together with their eligibility, requirements and the prizes.
The Solution Challenge is an annual competition that invites university students to develop solutions for real-world problems using one or more Google products or platforms. This year, you get the opportunity to solve for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) with Google technologies. Form a team of up to four members, select a UN SDG and get building! Stand a chance to win exciting prizes and grow as a developer.
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UWC GOOGLE DEVELOPER STUDENT CLUBS (GDSC) SOLUTION CHALLENGE PRIZES, REQUIREMENTS & ELIGIBILITY
A panel of judges from Google will use the following criteria to evaluate and score all submissions
IMPACT – 60 POINTS
- Does the entry establish a clear challenge focused on one or more of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals? Is it explained in a clear manner with specific Sustainable Development Goal targets they are looking to solve for? 
- How effectively does the solution address the challenge identified by the team? 
- Is there evidence of a next step? Does the team display a plan for future extension if they were to continue? 
- Is there evidence that the solution has been thoroughly tested with real users? 
- Is there evidence that the solution was iterated upon based on user feedback? 
TECHNOLOGY – 40 POINTS
- Does the solution implement all the technical components needed to solve the challenge? 
- Has the team clearly explained what Google technology they used, why and included guidance on how to run their code? 
- Does the video demonstration show the working solution and how a user will interact with the solution? Does the demonstration highlight how the Google technologies are implemented and also mention the value the technology provides the users? 
- Has the team made effective product and technical decisions for their solution? 
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE UWC GOOGLE DEVELOPER STUDENT CLUBS (GDSC) SOLUTION CHALLENGE
- Step 1: Join a Google Developer Student Club
- Step 2: Register for the 2022 Solution Challenge by submitting this form.
- Step 3: Form a team
- Step 4: Select a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal
Design & Build
- Step 5: Identify a Solution
- Step 6: Learn & build Design the front-end interface; Design the back-end technology
- Step 7: Test your solution
- Step 8: Iterate
Submissions & Judging
- Step 9: Record a demo video and submit by March 31st, 2022
- Step 10: Top 50 solutions announced (mid-April)
- Step 11: Top 50 mentoring (May)
- Step 12: Top 10 finalists announced (June)
- Step 13: Top 3 winners announced live on YouTube (July)
- Step 14: Celebrate all the 2022 Solution Challenge participants.
Submissions will be accepted between 15 March – 31 March 2022.
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