2020 Solution Challenge Demo Day
Hope you all enjoyed the virtual 2020 Solution Challenge Demo Day where we showcased the Top 10 winners and their solutions! Viewers got to ask questions directly to these teams and learn more about the amazing technology behind their solutions. Check out this Google Developers blog to learn more about the winning solutions.
Full Video: https://goo.gle/311QMKB
Full Playlist: Link
Full Solution Challenge Demo Day Playlist
Check out the event introduction, welcome note, keynote, and all of the Top 10 demos showcased in their own videos on this playlist.
Jason Titus Welcome Note
Jason Titus, VP of Engineering at Google, welcomed everyone and kicked off the event!
Vint Cerf Keynote
Special guest Vint Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, delivered the keynote on the following topic: "Lessons From The Internet" - Observations about the kinds of things that have to happen to have successes like the internet and yes, there is some luck involved!!
Top 10 Winners Showcase
Introductions - Got to meet the amazing student developers behind these solutions
Solution demos - Saw demos of their solutions that solve local community problems using Google technology
Ask Me Anything (AMA) - Viewers were able to ask them questions about the technology and impact behind their inspirational solutions
We got to hear some top developer tips given directly by the winning teams!
2021 Solution Challenge
DSC Solution Challenge will be back next year. Join a DSC near you and start brainstorming on how you can help out your local community!
Agenda (in Pacific Time)
[8:02am] Welcome: Jason Titus, VP of Engineering @ Google
[8:09am] Keynote: Vint Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist @ Google
[8:21am] Simhae - South Korea | Special Guest: Kate Lovett, Flutter Software Engineer @ Google
[8:32am] Picare - Hong Kong | Special Guest: Kate Lovett, Flutter Software Engineer @ Google
[8:41am] Tulibot - Indonesia | Special Guest: Anu Srivastava, Cloud AI Engineer @ Google
[8:50am] Capstone - Zimbabwe | Special Guest: Anu Srivastava, Cloud AI Engineer @ Google
[8:59am] Shareapy - Vietnam | Special Guest: Kat Kuan, Android Developer Advocate @ Google
[9:08am] Break Time: Trivia hosted by Kyle Paul, Developer Ecosystems, North America Regional Lead @ Google
[9:13am] Worthy Walk - Pakistan | Special Guest: Kat Kuan, Android Developer Advocate @ Google
[9:22am] MiCamp - India | Special Guest: Todd Kerpelman, Developer Advocate @ Google
[9:31am] Emergency Response Assistance - Ghana | Special Guest: Todd Kerpelman, Developer Advocate @ Google
[9:40am] FreeSpeak - Germany | Special Guest: Laurence Moroney, Lead AI Advocate @ Google
[9:49am] CoronAI - USA | Special Guest: Laurence Moroney, Lead AI Advocate @ Google
[9:58am] Closing & Solution Challenge 2021 Introduction
Developer Student Clubs, Global Lead, Google
VP of Engineering, Google
VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
Flutter Software Engineer, Google
Cloud AI Engineer, Google
Android Developer Advocate, Google
Developer Ecosystems Regional Lead, North America, Google
Developer Advocate, Google
Lead AI Advocate, Google
Top 10 Solution Challenge Winners
Check out the 2020 Solution Challenge winners here. Thank you to all the Developer Student Clubs that participated and helped make this such an awesome experience. Also, a big shout out to all the Google Developers Experts (GDEs) who supported a number of teams with mentorship. We really enjoyed going through all of your creative solutions using Google technologies.
What is next for the winners?
- 2020 Solution Challenge Demo Day - Opportunity for them to showcase their solutions to Googlers and developers all around the world!
- Mentoring - They will get mentored from Googlers and experts which will take their solution to the next level
- Pluralsight - Free 1 year subscription to improve their technical skills through courses authored by industry experts
- Customized swag kit
- Featured on Google Developers blog
What is the Solution Challenge?
The Solution Challenge is an annual contest presented by Developer Student Clubs (DSC) that invites students to develop solutions for local community problems using one or more Google products or platforms.
Please see full terms and conditions here
What are Developer Student Clubs?
Helping students bridge the gap between theory and practice, Developer Student Clubs are university based community groups for students interested in Google developer technologies. Students from all undergraduate or graduate programs with an interest in growing as a developer are welcome. By joining a DSC, students grow their knowledge in a peer-to-peer learning environment and build solutions for local businesses and their community.
In 2020, we are expecting over 1200 DSCs across the globe. Check out one near you here.
Join the Solution Challenge
You do not need to register in order to submit a solution. Any student over the age of 18 from a DSC affiliated university who wants to participate can register. The purpose of registration is to connect registrants to mentors and provide them with support. Once submissions open, the registration form will be closed.
Form a team & start building. Your local Developer Student Club will be hosting meet-ups to help!
Submit your solution and a 2 minute demonstration video on how it can be used. See an example from the 2019 challenge.
Partner with your local DSCs to participate in or even organize a local DSC Demo Day - an in person event showcasing your solutions to your community.
Here’s a great story of Developer Student Group member Destiana Choirun Nisak, who leveraged her local Developer Student Clubs community to build a flood alert app, L-Flood. A Bojonegoro Village, Indonesia native, Destiana has seen and experienced how the floods affect her community. While enrolled at PENS University, Destiana met ‘Dana’ Surahutomo Aziz Pradana and they set out to create a solution that alerts those in the surrounding areas when they know the river is going to flood. Through the app, local authorities can send alerts and find the closest safe point based on their location.
Meet David Asem, Developer Student Club Lead in Ghana. Hear David discuss the challenges for first year students at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi and how their DSCs solve for accessibility at a local mall.
At first, Hastu thought she couldn’t become a developer because she is hearing impaired. Then, she met Tesya at a local Indonesian Google Developer Student Club, and Tesya took the time to mentor Hastu in Android technology. Fascinated by what she learned in her DSC, Hastu dedicated her time towards building an Android app that helps facilitate connecting blind students with sight volunteers. Hastu aspires to become the CTO of an Indonesian start-up in the future. She continues to build apps, and solve local problems for her community.
Impact [ 50 ]
- Does the entry establish a clear challenge faced in the team’s local community? Is it explained in a clear manner? 
- 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? 
- Will this solution improve people’s lives?  Is there evidence of a next step… does the team display a plan for future extension if they were to continue? 
Please note: Each solution is evaluated on a scale of 1-100.
Technology [ 40 ]
- Does the solution address the challenge identified by the team? 
- Does the solution make effective/ appropriate use of the features of the chosen Google product or platform? 
- Does the video demonstration show the working application and how a user will interact with the solution? 
- Has the team clearly explained what Google technology they used, why and included guidance on how to run their code? 
Scalability [ 10 ]
- Can the technology, in its current form or with minor structural changes, support more users, new regions, and increased scale often attributed with success and growth? 
Starting a project is the hardest part.
After conversations with hundreds of college students across the globe, we were able to understand what makes successful solutions. Here is a four-part framework focused on solving for a specified problem you can leverage.