Google Code-in is an annual programming competition hosted by Google Inc. that allows pre-university students to complete tasks specified by various, partnering open source organizations.
The contest was originally the Google Highly Open Participation Contest, but in 2010, the format was modified into its current state. Students that complete tasks win certificates and T-shirts. Each organization also selects two grand prize award winners who will earn a trip to Google’s Headquarters located in Mountain View, California.
Pre-university students ages 13 to 17 are invited to take part in Google Code-in, the contest introducing young minds to the world of open source. With a wide variety of bite-sized tasks, it’s easy for beginners to jump in and get started no matter what skills you have. Mentors from the participating organizations are available to lend a helping hand as you learn what it’s like to work on an open source project.
Want to work with a real open source software organization while earning cool prizes? Try your hand at Google Code-in. The contest begins on December 7th.
Source: Google Code-In