For the sixth year running, Google Code-in is offering the chance for pre-university students (age 13-17) to get their feet wet in computer science by working on tasks created by 14 open source organizations.
These tasks allow kids to work on real software projects with the help of mentors in the field, perfect for the novice coder.
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During the seven weeks of Code-in, kids get to choose the tasks that interest them and then work on projects covering “documentation, coding, training, research, quality assurance, user interface and outreach tasks.”
Each task has at least one assigned mentor and encompasses several fields, including: “health care for developing countries, learning activities for elementary students, desktop and portable computing, encouragement of young women in computer science, game development and operating systems used in satellites and robots.”
In the past five years, over 2,200 students from 87 countries have participated in Google Code-in.
For more information, or to sign up, check out the Google Code-in webpage.
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