So here is a series of answers to a question on whether Google recruits based on certain searches with a “Foobar” which would take you to an embedded Linux terminal.
It seems that you are presented with a series of algorithmic challenges and deadlines for each.
What seems apparent is that Google is looking for coders with very specific skills. People who are working in “hot” areas, often on university campuses, are more likely to know the skills.
There’s no question that talented coders can find opportunities to earn a lot even while in school, if in the right places (like around UNC and Research Triangle Park in North Carolina, as well as in Silicon Valley or Boston; other areas like in Texas and Utah are interesting). Yes, this helps with the student debt issue and gets adult life started sooner.
Some of the coding challenges would remind me of AOPS math problems (at UCLA, Stanford, etc).