Google Seeks Student Coders for Code-In, Summer of Code Events
Launching Nov. 18, the Google Code-in 2013 contest will have teen students working with open-source projects. The Summer of Code 2014 is for college students.Google is looking for great young software developers to participate in its upcoming Google Code-in 2013 and Google Summer of Code 2014 events. The latest editions of the Google Code-in, which is for 13- to 17-year-old students, and the Summer of Code 2014, which is for college students, were announced by Carol Smith and Stephanie Taylor of Google's open-source programs, in an Oct. 8 post on the Google Developers Blog. "At Google we are passionate about introducing students from around the world to open source software development," wrote Smith and Taylor. "Since 2005, Google has worked with over 10,000 students and over 440 open source projects in a variety of fields to create more code for the masses." Now new groups of student developers are being sought for the next editions of the two events, starting with the Google Code-in sign-ups on Nov. 18.
"For the fourth consecutive year we are thrilled to announce Google Code-in, an international contest designed to introduce 13-17 year old pre-university students to the world of open source development," they wrote. "Open source projects are about more than just coding, and this contest highlights a variety of ways to contribute to open source projects. Every year, open source software is becoming more important around the globe; from government, healthcare, relief efforts, gaming, to large tech companies and everything in between."