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Google invites teenagers to code open-source – Chance of winning a trip to Google US Headquarters!

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It is great to see Google coming up with so many great contests from time to time. These are not only attractive for contest participants, but also brings about a positive change in society one way or other. In last few days we have witnessed about 4 different such contests – The Children’s Day Doodle Contest, Google Photography Prize Contest, A science experiment contest for NASA and now the Google Code-in contest!

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What is Google Code-in contest?

If you’re a pre-university student between 13 and 17 years old, Google wants you to do some cool online tasks for 18 different open source organizations. Possible challenges include document translations, marketing outreach, software coding, user experience research and a variety of other tasks related to open source software development.

Those who choose to participate will get points for completing the tasks which can earn them cash prizes and T-Shirts. However, for 10 participants who garner highest points by the end of the competition receive a grand prize trip to Google headquarters in Mountain View, California next spring for themselves and a parent or legal guardian.

Last year’s Google Code-in contest saw participation from 361 students from 48 countries completing 2,167 tasks over the course of the the eight week!

How to Participate in Google Code-in contest?

First, go ahead and register yourself for Google Code-in. Make sure you read the rules of Google Code-in contest and go through frequently asked questions.

Best of Luck!

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