Today is the start of Google Code-in 2013, our contest introducing 13-17 year old pre-university students to open source development. Interested students can now register at the contest site, google-melange.com
and start claiming and working on tasks designed by 10 open source projects. Students can earn prizes such as certificates, t-shirts and 20 grand prize winners will earn a trip for themselves and a parent to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California next April.
Students work on small tasks (usually taking 3-6 hours to complete) in categories such as coding, documentation, user interface, research, outreach, training, and quality assurance. Each of the projects has mentors assigned to each task to help guide students as they complete their tasks.
Google Code-in is a great chance for students to use the skills they have been learning in the classroom and apply them to real open source projects. Students have the opportunity to become a part of the open source communities and to really make a difference for these projects while learning and building their skill set.
The contest continues until Monday, January 6, 2014.
Students can find Frequently Asked Questions, the contest Timeline, Contest Rules and Parental Consent forms at google-melange.com
Students can join the GCI group discussion list and ask questions at https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/gci-discuss
Good luck to all of the students around the world that will participate this year!http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2013/11/from-your-cs-class-to-real-world-deep.html