The Google Code-in is an online contest to introduce pre-university students (ages 13-17) to open source software development. The contest runs from December 1, 2014 to January 19, 2015.
For many students the Google Code-in contest is their first introduction to open source development. Participating students are provided “bite sized” tasks to complete during the seven week contest for 12 open source projects (including KDE, Sahana Software Foundation, Wikimedia, Drupal, OpenMRS, FOSSASIA and Sugar Labs).
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 each of the open source organizations will name two (2) grand prize winners for their organization based upon the students’ body of work. The grand prize winners will receive a trip to Google’s Mountain View, California, USA Headquarters for themselves and a parent or legal guardian for an award ceremony, an opportunity to meet with Google engineers, explore the Google campus and have a fun day in the San Francisco, California sun.
For Details: Visit google-melange.com