The Google Open Source Program is announcing a new computer programming outreach effort, aimed at 13- to 18-year-old students around the world, ReadWriteWeb reports. Google Code-in will operate in a similar fashion to Google's Summer of Code, an internship program for college students—giving middle and high school students the opportunity to work in open-source projects. Google Code-in will match students to mentoring organizations and will give them a chance to do real-world development on open-source projects. Tasks for participating students can include writing code, creating documentation, training others, testing code, and more. For each task successfully completed, students will receive...

Subscribe to Read More

Are You an Educator?

Get Free online access to all our
news and resources and get
eSchool News Today email newsletter

About the Author:

Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura