Google Code-in is a global, online contest introducing pre-university students ages 13 to 17 to the world of open source development. With a wide variety of bite-sized tasks, it’s easy for beginners to jump in and get started no matter what skills they have. Mentors from the DIAL Open Source Center’s participating organizations lend a helping hand as participants learn what it’s like to work on an open source project. Participants get to work on real software and win prizes from t-shirts to a trip to Google HQ!
The contest begins for students on October 23, 2018 at 09:00 (PDT)
The DIAL Open Source Center is an umbrella organization for GCI this year. That means we are a “host” for other open source software projects, all of which focus on international development and/or humanitarian response. This year, our sub-organizations will include one or more of our participating member open source projects, such as:
The following software projects are part of the Open Source Center “family” and may elect to participate in the coming days:
- Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)
- Open Data Kit (ODK)
- Medic Mobile
- Public Lab
Please keep an eye on this topic over the coming days for updates about the program, how to connect with participating sub-organizations, and how to get started working on their tasks once the contest begins!
If you are a student with questions about GCI, feel free to reply to this topic. If you’d like your open source project to participate as part of our umbrella organization, please send a direct message here on the forum to @downey.