The Google Code-in contest gives pre-university students (ages 13-17) around the world an opportunity to explore the world of open source development. Students have the chance to work with mentors from 10 open source software projects on real world coding, documentation, user interface, research and quality assurance tasks.
Participants complete “tasks” of their choice designed by the 10 open source software projects. Students work completely online and outside of school hours. Students can earn t-shirts and certificates for their work and 20 dedicated students (2 chosen by each software project) will win a trip to Google in Mountain View, CA, USA in 2013.
In 2011, 542 students from 56 countries completed at least one task in the contest. Google hope to expand the program this year and would appreciate your help and that of the educators in your association to spread the word to students around the globe.
The Google Code-in contest runs from November 26, 2012 to January 14, 2013. Visit:
for more information on the Google Code-in contest. A flyer about the contest is available at: