Hurry, there isn’t much time!
I am writing to you from the year 3016, where there has been a rift in the time-space continuum. The solution to this disaster seems to be at a fixed point in history at a particular location on planet Earth – Sunday, April 24 at the Google Cambridge Office (355 Main Street). It appears that the turning point in the battle for time occurred at a…game of some sort. A…Google game? No! THE Google Games!
In order to preserve the future, you must compete in the present – in a day of challenges against other students, testing your skills in coding, word association, trivia, and puzzles. Find four others of your relative time period and educational coordinates (or, to put it in your time period’s strange manner of speech, build a team of five freshman, sophomore, and/or junior students from your school – (computer science background strongly recommended), pick a team name and register here. Unfortunately due to increased interest and space constraints, seniors and grad students are not eligible this year – sorry about that! In addition to the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, Google will also supply free food and refreshments to all participants and prizes to our top competitors.
The Google Games Cambridge
Date: Sunday, April 24th
Time: 10:00am to approximately 4:00pm
Location: 355 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02142
Don’t run out of time! Remember to officially register by Monday, April 11. 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: Can we have fewer than five members on our team?
A: 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?
A: Yes, you must be a freshman, sophomore, or junior (first, second or third-year undergraduate student) currently enrolled at UMass Boston, UMass Lowell, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Brandeis, WPI, Williams, Franklin Olin, and UConn. Seniors and graduate students are not eligible to participate this year.
Q: Can we replace a member before the start of the event?
A: Sure. Just let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org. 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?
A: 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 transportation be provided?
A: No, students will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from The Google Games.
Q: Will food be provided?
A: We will provide lunch, snacks and drinks. If you have any dietary restrictions, please note this in the form and we will be sure to accommodate you.
Q: When will our team receive a confirmation about the Games?
A: 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?
A: 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, see if you can borrow one from a friend.
Please direct all other questions to: email@example.com