Google Code-in is a contest to introduce pre-university students (ages 13-17) to open source software development. Google Code-in grew out of GHOP (The Google Highly Open Participation contest) which first took place back in 2007. The contest was reborn as Google Code-in during late 2010.
Over the last 10 years, 63 open source mentoring organizations have spent countless hours carefully creating tasks that were approachable for students who were new to both software development and specifically open source. Students were taught one of the most valuable lessons of all—everyone can contribute to open source software—you don’t have to be a coder to contribute. From documentation to research, training, design, outreach, quality assurance and coding there was something for any student interested in learning about this thing called open source.
14,798 teenagers from 117 countries and 6,008 schools completed a whopping 76,281 open source tasks with 63 open source organizations, during these past 10 years of Google Code-in (November 2010 - January 2020)!
Want to work with a real open source software organization while earning cool prizes? Try your hand at Google Code-in.
Open source organizations can join Google Code-in and help the next generation of students learn about open source!