CORVALLIS, Ore. – High school students can soon participate in the Google Code-in Contest with the assistance of the Open Source Lab at Oregon State University.
In this contest, which begins Nov. 22, students aged 13-18 will be provided with a list of tasks that could improve various open source software projects. The OSU Open Source Lab, one of 20 organizations participating in this initiative, will ask students to create logo artwork, write code, produce documentation, fix software glitches and do other tasks.
Students do not need to have prior programming experience to complete many of the contest tasks.
“We are excited to participate in the Google Code-in contest,” said Jeff Sheltren, operations manager for the OSU Open Source Lab. “We’ve mentored university students in open source development for the past five years in Google's Summer of Code program and had great success. We look forward to helping high school students engage with open source software projects and communities.”