Introducing Google Solution Challenge to College Students, FILKOM & GDSC UB Held Info Session

Google Developer Student Clubs, Universitas Brawijaya (GDSC UB) together with the Faculty of Computer Science (FILKOM UB) again held Info Session & Tech Talk Google Solution Challenge 2023 on Sunday (22/1/2023) online via Zoom. This activity, which was packaged as a sharing and tech talk program, provided information to FILKOM students as well as some tips to pass the Google Solution Challenge.

Starting the event, Komang Candra Brata, S.Kom., M.T., M.Sc. as the Faculty Advisor gave a little speech. This year, Google Developers, through its program, the Google Solution Challenge, is again opening up opportunities for students who have innovations in solving problems around them in accordance with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“Thank you to GDSC UB friends who have facilitated this activity to make it easier for students to get to know the Google Solution Challenge. The hope is that later we can find some students who have creative ideas to solve problems in the world,” said Komang.

Furthermore, Komang explained in general about the Google Solution Challenge where this competition is the same as other competitions, but with an international scale and of course it has its own prestigious value, due to the tight level of competition and high ratings from Google. Last year FILKOM managed to send its delegation into the Global Top 50 Teams (top 50) and the only one from Indonesia.

Besides that, Komang also gave tips on how to find ideas to create innovative works. Komang provided input so that students were sensitive to the problems around them. After finding a problem, an urgency will emerge which will be combined with problem solving and referring to regulations, industry standards, and existing science and technology sciences.

On the occasion of info session this time, GDSC invited Kylix Eza Saputra (Eza) as the Curiculum Lead of GDSC UB who explained the Google Solution Challenge 2023 timeline. In addition, Eza also explained the prizes and judging criteria and benefits of participating in the Google Solution Challenge. In this competition, students will be able to use Google products such as Android, Firebase, TensorFlow, Google Cloud, Flutter, and others to develop the solutions they want to present. At the end of Eza’s presentation, the participants were also given the opportunity to ask questions to get to know more about the Google Solution Challenge.

At the end of the session, there was a Tech Talk with Muhammad Alan Nur, Global Winner GSC 2020 and Miftah Ramadhan, GSC 2022 Top 50. On this occasion, Muhammad Alan Nur shared his experience in participating in the Google Solution Challenge. Alan makes a communication device product aimed at users with disabilities so that it’s easier to interact with others and others. Alan provided input to students to be active in seeking information and problems that are currently developing in society, and active in using electronic media and social media, since later when they know a lot of information, an idea or a breakthrough will emerge. Then it was continued by Miftah Ramadhan who shared his experience when participating in last year’s GSC competition. [drn/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir]