Scheme up Google I/O

April 26 - 28, 2012

Starting Thursday, April 26, we launched Scheme up Google I/O: A quickfire contest that calls upon developers across the country for a chance to win tickets to attend the now-sold-out Google I/O 2012.

Here’s how it works. We've announce the challenge in the comment of this scheme on Schemer at 7AM PDT/10AM EDT Thursday, April 26 that will last for 48 hours. There will be one challenge and five winners.

How It Works
  • The challenge is Schemer-themed and has one round that will last for 48 hours.
    • Within 48 hours, you will work on one challenge as posted.
    • You will need to submit your coding challenge in this form.
  • There are 5 winners for this challenge. Winners will be notified on Monday, May 7th 2012

We want to make sure the best developers are at Google I/O and hope you’re feeling up to the task. Feel free to browse the site with additional questions, but follow us on @TheSchemers or Google+ Page for the latest.

What dates will the challenges run and which products are participating? What is the timeline for the challenges?
The challenges run on from 7AM Thursday April 26, 2012 to 6:59AM Saturday April 28, 2012. 
Submissions will be closed at 7AM on Saturday April 28th, 2012 and winners will be announced on Monday May 7th, 2012

I really wanted to participate in the challenge but can't make it during that time. Do you have a makeup session?
Unfortunately we will not be offering makeup sessions for those of you who cannot make the times specified.

Who is eligible to participate in the contest?
Contestants must be 18+ years old. While not a requirement, the challenge will require
in-depth knowledge of developer tools and some Google products, so we suggest that you have proficiency in those areas. Current Google employees are not eligible to participate.

I'm an international developer. Will I be eligible for the contest?
Unfortunately the Contest Rules state that the contest is only "VALID IN THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ONLY." Depending on the source cited, there are about 195 countries in the world and try as we might, we couldn't convince our lawyers to conjure up the legal hocus pocus to draft rules in each of these countries. We're really sorry on this one!

I've already purchased tickets to Google I/O. Can I still compete?
We'd love to see what you come up with, but unfortunately can't refund your ticket (nor can we transfer it to someone else in the case that you do win). But if it's glory you're after, we're all up for it!

Can I enter multiple times?
Contestants are allowed only one (1) submission. The challenge is open to individuals only--no teams will be allowed.

Wait, I thought Google I/O was sold out?
We told you we had a few surprises up our sleeves and Google I/O attendance is just the tip of the iceberg. Stay tuned for more.
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