Prize-winning trip to Google

4 July 2019

Google Grand Prize Winner, Freddie Nicholson, thoroughly enjoyed his four-night, expenses-paid trip to Google's Headquarters in Mountain View, California. Freddie, who is in the Fifth Year, was one of the winners of the global tech giant’s annual international competition for young coders, Google Code-in 2018. 

Freddie faced tough competition with 3,124 students from 77 countries taking part in the contest. Only 54 Grand Prize Winners were selected. In total the UK had six Grand Prize Winners, behind India which topped the table with 18 and the US with nine. 

Speaking about his trip Freddie said, “I had an amazing time including visiting the Googleplex, Google's main offices in Mountain View, where we went to talks by Googlers around new and exciting technologies. We also had a sightseeing tour of San Francisco with a visit to the Golden Gate Bridge and a Segway tour along Fisherman's Wharf. It was an inspirational experience meeting the students, mentors and Google team and it was definitely a trip of a lifetime.”

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