Saturday, October 9, 2010

Google Code-In

Soulclap to BDPA Chicago chapter member Bruce Montgomery for pointing us to Google Code-in.  Google created this contest, starting on November 22, 2010, to introduce pre-university students to the many kinds of contributions that make open source software development possible.

How cool would it be to see some of our BDPA students engaged in this contest? Our students are quite capable of producing a variety of open source code, documentation, training materials and user experience research. Google Code-in tasks include:
  1. Code: Tasks related to writing or refactoring code
  2. Documentation: Tasks related to creating/editing documents
  3. Outreach: Tasks related to community management and outreach/marketing
  4. Quality Assurance: Tasks related to testing and ensuring code is of high quality
  5. Research: Tasks related to studying a problem and recommending solutions
  6. Training: Tasks related to helping others learn more
  7. Translation: Tasks related to localization
  8. User Interface: Tasks related to user experience research or user interface design and interaction
You can learn more from the Google Open Source Blog or by subscribing to the contest  announcement list for updates.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

nice. thanks for the link. Ive heard about this before...definitely a link to be forwarded