Google's Tech Challenge Waterloo

Saturday, April 13, 2019 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

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Player one, are you ready to compete in a day of fun puzzle competitions? Is your team ready to take on the challenge, win prizes, and have fun? If you’re ready, we invite you to register for Google’s Tech Challenge Waterlootaking place on Saturday, April 13th.

What is Tech Challenge?

The Tech Challenge, formerly known as Google Games, is an annual day-long event where teams of five compete against other students from the University of Waterloo and University of Toronto. What started in Mountain View more than 10 years ago has now grown to 14 locations across North America. The theme for our 2019 Tech Challenge is “Video Games.” We’ll have numerous mini-games and challenges inspired by iconic video games that will test your brains and creativity, as you play for the title of the Tech Challenge Champions!

Here’s what you’ll need to do by April 1st:

  • Assemble a team of five first, second, or third year undergraduate students from your school (having a computer science background is strongly recommended).
  • Pick a team name and register here (each team member must register individually).
  • Check out our website for more information and pictures from previous years!
  • Review the details and FAQs below.


Q. Can we have fewer than five members on our team?

We strongly recommend having the maximum number of members — any less and you'll lose your competitive edge.

Q. Do you have to be a current student to participate?

You must be a first, second, or third-year undergraduate student currently enrolled at the University of Waterloo or theUniversity of Toronto.  Seniors and graduate students are not eligible to participate.

Q. Can we replace a member before the start of the event?

Absolutely! Just email us at Be sure to include: the full name and email of the new team member, the full name of who is being replaced, your school name, and your team name.

Q. Should our team wear costumes?

Show your team's spirit however you choose: costumes, uniforms, team dance, team flag or poster, cheer, fight song, etc. A prize will be awarded to the team with the most spirit.

Q. Will food be provided?

We will provide a light breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks. If you have any dietary restrictions, please note this in the registration form and we will be sure to accommodate you.

Q. When will our team receive a confirmation about the Tech Challenge?

After the registration deadline, we will reach out to confirm team selection and provide more details. Not all registered teams will be selected due to space limitations.

Q. Do I need to bring my own laptop?

It will give your team a competitive advantage to have all members work from their own laptop in the challenges. If you don’t have your own, either try and borrow one from a friend, or borrow one from us, as we’ll have a limited number of loaners for the event. And don’t forget the charger!

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