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Google announces open source contest for students

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on March 12, 2018

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Did you know how many times you use some open source software in a day? No clue? Each time you access a Web site, use an app (application) or play a game, you use one or more open source software.

How about creating one? Google, the digital media and search engine company, has announced Google Code-in contest for students in the age group of 13 and 17 years.

Beginning November 26, contests can work on 10 different open source organisations, taking part in certain online tasks to win prizes.

The organisations, which will be busy adding more tasks to their lists in the coming weeks, are Apertium, BRL-CAD, Copyleft Games Group, Haiku, KDE, RTEMS Project, Sahana Software Foundation, SugarLabs, The Fedora Project and The NetBSD Project.

The 50-day contest throws open challenges such as documentation, software coding and user experience research, Google has said in a communication.

Besides prizes and certificates in earlier rounds, about 20 students can win a chance to visit Google’s headquarters at Mountain View in California (the US).

The Google’s Open Source Programmes team would host a ‘hangout’ (discussion) on November 26 to give more details on the Google Code-In contest.

>kurmanath.kanchi@thehindu.co.in

Published on November 22, 2012

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