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Are you interested in working on projects with open-source organizations along with peers from around the world? Getting first-hand experience in the world of project development? Interested in coding, quality control, documentation, or outreach? Just getting into the world of programming?
The Google Code-In, which opened for registration on November 28th and will run until January 17th, is an annual event allowing participants to do just that. Pre-university students of all skill levels, ages 13-17, are invited to participate. According to their webpage, over 4500 students from 99 countries have completed work in the contest since 2010. Google partners with a number of open-source organizations (this year’s bunch includes Ubuntu and JBoss), giving participants the opportunity to claim tasks and work with mentors to complete assignments.
Assignments range from developing new code for an application or webpage, to installing software and documenting the process, to designing company laptop stickers and t-shirts. The Google Code-In has tasks for everyone and is a great way to be introduced to the world of programming. Additionally, participants get to win prizes ranging from t-shirts to a trip to Google HQ! If you’re interested, we encourage you to sign up at https://codein.withgoogle.com/.