Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Open Source Contest For Pre-University Students

Google has always promoted various Open Source contests challenges like Google Summer of Code. But so far these initiatives were built around industry professionals or University Students. I have had some of my students spending a very productive summer at Google.
Today at the Open Source Developers' Conference in Brisbane, Australia Google announced a Google Highly Open Participation Contest to help introduce secondary school and high school students to open source software development.
Students can now visit to write code and documentation, prepare training materials, conduct user-experience research, and win prizes -- t-shirts, cash, or, for ten grand-prize winners, a chance to visit the Googleplex in Mountain View, Ca. USA.
Please spread the word to your areas high schools and students. They deserve better than just looking at the world through a window.

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