Are you game for Google’s open source contest?

By : |November 26, 2012 0

Are you one among them, who wants to know what exactly is open source, who has thirst to learn new in open source technologies, a novice developer and doesn’t know anything about development and thinking to involve yourself in open source software development?

Then, here is some exciting news for you to learn new in the open source technologies and win cool prizes.

Quite interesting right? Yes, Search engine giant Google has come up with an exciting global online open source development & outreach contest – Google Code-in – specially designed for pre-university students in the age group of 13-17 years.

Aiming at encouraging young people to take up open source, the contest provides a unique platform to learn more and create open source software that people all over the world can use.

“Starting from today (November 26) to mid January, students will be able to work with 10 open source projects on a variety of tasks,” said Stephanie Taylor from Open Source Programs, Google, in a blog post.

“For many students the Google Code-in contest is their first introduction to open source development,” added another announcement.

Taylor also invited teachers to be part of the contest.

“If you are a teacher that would like to encourage your students to participate, please send an email to our team at ospoteam@gmail.com. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have,” added Taylor.

“For many students the Google Code-in contest is their first introduction to open source development,” said Google.

Some of the possible challenges as part of the contest includes documentation, marketing outreach, software coding, user experience research and more.

So what are you waiting for? If interested, participate in this event by visiting Google Code-in contest page and unlock the coding knowledge within yourself!

Act fast and let us know if you are interested in this contest and your views on this…!

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