Google Games NEW YORK 2013
It was incredible! We were team Memory Leak from Polytechnic Institute of NYU~ and landed in an overall 15th place, beating some Columbia teams and all of the other Poly teams!
The challenges were fun and exciting, though difficult. As a team, we were just a couple of random classmates who decided to get together, but we were able to work together, divide and conquer the puzzles and came together as a team when necessary.
My favorite part was probably the Lego building or the word association completion! Puzzle round was so difficult! And the coding round had us pulling our hair out! We realized how relaxed our programming habits have become. It was a great time to see our shortcomings in quick thinking.
And finally, it was amazing to see the Google culture. The google volunteers were so kind and fun. They designed all the puzzles and put together a wonderful competition!
After the games were over, we were given a tour of the fifth floor of Google. My dream is now to work at google. For that dream, I’m going to work hard from today!
Oh by the way, the theme was superheroes. Memory Leak went as Teen Titans / hence our costumes! Can you guess who I was? ;)