4 months ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news! Go to the Square + Google AI Hackathon gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Additionally, please join us in congratulating the 5 individuals selected for Most Valuable Feedback! The Square team determined your feedback was thoughtful and provided a significant impact for the community.  

  1. Hong Tran
  2. Narayan Das
  3. Aman Bansod 
  4. Godwin Pinto
  5. Sameer Kashyap

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow…

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4 months ago

Deadline Extension! Please Submit by 11:45 PM PT OCTOBER 18

Hi Square + Google AI Developers!

We’re happy to announce that we’re extending the deadline for submissions and feedback. Submissions are now due TODAY, OCTOBER 18 before 11:45 PM PT.  

This change will give you a bit more time to get your app polished up, fix any demo video settings, and send in your submission feedback form. Use the extra time to ensure you submit!

We can’t wait to see what you create! Good luck.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


4 months ago

Final Call! Less than 24 Hours Remaining in the Square + Google AI Hackathon

There are less than 24 hours left to enter your submission to the Square + Google AI Hackathon. Submissions are due today, October 17th before 11:45 pm PT. 

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. Good luck and we can't wait to see what you've come up with! 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


4 months ago

Final call for submissions

There are only 3 days left to complete your submission for Square + Google AI Hackathon.


5 months ago

Submission Checklist: Do you have everything?

There is just one week left to enter your submission to the Square + Google AI Hackathon. Submissions are due October 17th before 11:45 pm PT. 

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. (We’ll walk you through our submission form process if you need help.) Make sure all of your teammates are invited and have accepted their invitations to join your submission! 

Submission checklist: 

WHAT TO SUBMIT

  • Square Application ID

  • Google Cloud Project ID

  • Provide access to working application (test account, website, sandbox / production) - Instructions must be provided for judges to access

  • Include a…

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5 months ago

How to make your submission video great

There are just two weeks remaining in the Square + Google AI Hackathon. Submissions are due October 17th before 11:45 pm PT. 

Start your submission now 

Starting a submission is a good way to make sure that your app meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. 

Remember: once you submit a project, you can keep editing it as needed at any time prior to the submission deadline. Need a primer on how the submission form works? Head over to our submission form tutorial

  Prepare your…

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5 months ago

Prizes, Prizes, and more Prizes!

As if just building cool software solutions and taking your Square and Google AI knowledge to the next level wasn’t enough incentive for you, here’s a reminder of the prize potential for eligible participants:

Overall Prizes:

  • $100,000 in cash prizes

  • 60 minute video conference with the Google Cloud Payments Industry Engineering Team

  • Social recognition from Square 

This list, along with an important note on multiple prize eligibility can be found on the rules tab

 

As a reminder, here is the main requirement for the challenge: Build or update an app for Square sellers that uses both Square APIs…

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6 months ago

Collaboration, Resources + More To Help You Build

Whether or not you have started building your Square + Google AI Hackathon project, the Discord channel is the perfect place to connect with other developers! Check in to your hackathon to get connected.

Not only can you bounce ideas off each other and ask other developers for technical help, but you can also use it to ask the Square team questions!

Teaming up

Looking for a challenge team? The Slack Channel can also help you connect with potential teammates.  You can also use the challenge Participants Tab to search for other developers looking to team up, check out…

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6 months ago

Mapping out your Square + Google AI Hackathon Schedule

A little planning can go a long way toward a winning project. In the Square + Google AI Hackathon, we want to be sure we get to check out your project and want to help you get there.  

Check out our Tips for Planning Your Project and the below rough timeline for when to start different activities: 

  •  Brainstorm (Today)
  •  Pick an idea (Tomorrow)
  • Quick design and how it might work (by the end of August)
  • Start building (by the end of September)
  • Start your submission (First week in October)
  • Finish up your project (Second week in October)
  • Record your…

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