The Google Code-In is a contest to introduce pre-university students (ages 13-17) to the many kinds of contributions that make open source software development possible. The contest runs from December 1, 2014 to January 19, 2015.
This can be an introduction to open source development for students. Google Code-in works with open source organizations, each of whom has experience mentoring university students in the Google Summer of Code program, to provide “bite sized” tasks for participating students to complete during the seven week contest.
These tasks include:
- Code: Tasks related to writing or refactoring code
- Documentation/Training: Tasks related to creating/editing documents and helping others learn more
- Outreach/Research Tasks related to community management, outreach/marketing or studying problems and recommending solutions
- Quality Assurance: Tasks related to testing and ensuring code is of high quality
- User Interface: Tasks related to user experience research or user interface design and interaction
Students earn one point for each task completed. Students will receive a certificate for completing one task and can earn a t-shirt when they complete three tasks.
At the end of the contest two grand prize winners will be announced. Winners will receive a trip to Google’s Mountain View Headquarter in California which will include an award ceremony, an opportunity to meet with Google engineers and have a fun day in San Francisco.
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