Google Code-in is a competition for young people aged 13–18 years, whose goal is to engage participants in the world of open source software development. The project is designed for middle and high school students. Tasks for young programmers will be given by large open source organizations. Such tasks may be: coding / refactoring, documentation, marketing, testing, translation, and so on. For one completed task, the participant will be issued a T-shirt, for every three - $ 100. Ten best contestants will have the opportunity to visit the main office of Google. The competition will begin on November 22nd, 2010 at 08:00 UTC and will end on January 10th, 2011 at 08:00 UTC. Participating companies will be announced on November 5th, and winners on February 14th, 2011.
It is worth noting that the participant can not perform several tasks at the same time, but he is allowed to use the help of various communities. The maximum cash prize is $ 500 (15 tasks). All winners will have to confirm that they are schoolchildren, as well as provide permission to participate from their parents. ')
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At the time when I write this post, "Google Code-in" is not even "googled" yet :)
In 2007-2008 Google already held a similar event The Google Highly Open Participation Contest . The companies distributing tasks were: Apache Software Foundation, Drupal, GNOME, Joomla !, MoinMoin, Mono, Moodle, Plone, Python, SilverStripe. Call these tasks "school" language does not turn.