A global, online open source development & outreach contestÂ for preÂ-college students ages 13-Â17
The Google Code-Âin contest gives students around the world an opportunity to explore the world ofÂ open source development. Google not only runs open source software throughout our business, weÂ value the way the open source model encourages people to work together on shared goals over theÂ internet.
Give it a try from December 7th, 2015 to January 25th, 2016!
Participants complete â€œtasksâ€ of their choice for a variety of open source software projects. StudentsÂ can earn t-Âshirts, certificates, and hooded sweatshirts for their work. Each software project will nameÂ two students as their grand prize winners and those students win a four day trip to inÂ Mountain View, CA, USA in June 2016.
Since open source development is much more than just computer programming, there are lots ofÂ different kinds of tasks to choose from, broken out into five major categories:
1. Code: Writing or refactoring code
2. Documentation/Training: Creating and editing documentation and helping others learn
3. Outreach/Research: Community management and outreach/marketing, or studying problems andÂ recommending solutions
4. Quality Assurance: Testing to ensure code is of high quality
5. User interface: User experience research or user interface design
This year students can work with 14 open source organizations: Apertium, Copyleft Games Group,Â Drupal, FOSSASIA, Haiku, KDE, MetaBrainz, OpenMRS, RTEMS, SCoRe, Sugar Labs, Systers,Â Ubuntu, and Wikimedia Foundation.
Over the past five years, over 2200 students from 87 countries completed at least one task in theÂ contest. This year we hope to have even more students participate globally. Please help us spreadÂ the word and bring more students into the open source family!
Visit g.co/codein to learn more about the contest. For even more information and contest updates,Â read our Frequently Asked Questions, follow our blog or join our mailing list.
The Google Code-Âin contest starts on December 7, 2015!