See the following event from Google Boulder:
Come on down, Mines Students! Are you ready to play in a day of fun and
friendly puzzle competition? Do you have what it takes to go all the way?
Prove it at the The Google Games Boulder on Saturday, April 28th.
Survey says The Google Games is an annual day-long event where teams of
five compete against other students from Mines and CU Boulder in coding,
puzzles and word association games. What started in Mountain View over
10 years ago has now grown to 15 locations and 21 events across North
America. The theme for our 2018 Games is "Google Games Show". We plan to
have numerous mini-games inspired by iconic game-shows, including
Family Feud, Jeopardy and more. All mini games and challenges will test
your brains and creativity to the limit, as you play for the title of
The Google Games Champions. It's a day of fun (and games!).
Here's what you'll need to do by Friday, April 20th:
* Assemble a team of five from your school (having a CS background is
strongly recommended). If you don't have a team and would like to
compete anyways -- sign up and we can also assign you one day of
* Pick a team name and register here:
(each team member must register individually).
* Check out our website for more information and pictures from previous
* Review the details and FAQs below
*The Google Games Boulder*
:Date: Saturday, April 28th
:Time: 10:00am to approximately 5:00pm
:Location: Google Boulder
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. That being said, if you can't
round up a team, we can place individuals on teams day of event.
Q. Do you have to be a current student to participate?
You must be a undergraduate student currently enrolled at Mines.
Q. Can we replace a member before the start of the event?
Absolutely! Just let us know via googlegames at google.com. 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 transportation be provided?
We will not be able to provide transportation to this event so please
make arrangements to arrive by 9:30 am on that Saturday if your team is
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 form and we will be
sure to accommodate you.
Q. When will our team receive a confirmation about The Games?
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, see
if you can borrow one from a friend. And don't forget the charger!
Please direct all other questions to: googlegames at google.com
Jack M. Rosenthal ( http://inside.mines.edu/~jrosenth
Graduate Student, Computer Science ) http://jack.rosenth.al
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