GCI Melange

Using the Google Code-in website

The Google Code-in website has resources available to visitors that aren't participating in Google Code-in. However, what is accessible depends on the phase during which you are viewing the website. The pages that are always accessible are: 

  • About
  • Events and Timeline
  • Rules 
  • FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
  • Connect with Us 

We also publish the accepted Mentoring Organizations list for anyone to access, but only after the Mentoring Organizations' applications have been accepted for the current contest. You can find the list of the Mentoring Organizations by clicking on the Mentoring organization details underneath the logos of the Mentoring Organizations. You can also click on an individual logo of an organization underneath the Mentoring Organizations to read more about the organization.

It is also possible to view tasks that Mentoring Organizations posted for Students to work on during the previous contest. On the homepage, click on the Mentoring organization details link (in the middle of the page). Click on the Name of the Mentoring Organization that you are interested in, and a list of the Open tasks (tasks that students did not work on) are available and when you scroll down the page, the Closed tasks (tasks Students successfully completed) are available to view. This is a great way to check out the general type of work that Mentoring Organizations want students to work on.

Some portions and features of the website are available only to those actively participating in the contest in some capacity. If you would like to participate in Google Code-in you must have a Google Account. Google Accounts can be created at accounts.google.com/signup. Google has its own requirements for creating a new account, so you will need to be sure you meet those requirements as well before signing up. 

Once you have a Google Account you can log in to the website during the contest's registration periods and create a profile as a Student, Mentor, or Organization Administrator. You can read more about this process in the Profile section of this book. 


Your profile type on the website will be determined by the role with which you participate in the contest. The roles are Contest Administrator, Organization Administrator, Mentor, and Student. Information and website features will be accessible or inaccessible in part depending on your role.

What you see on the site changes depending on the active phase of Google Code-in and on your role in the contest. If you don't see what you expect to see, take a moment to:

  • ensure that you are logged in
  • confirm the current phase of the contest


All dates and times on the website are expressed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).