The idea of open source software is critical to the future of technology. As more and more people become concerned about the transparency of their applications, businesses must be more attentive. In order to maintain the process of open source movement, we must also convey to the public an idea, that "children are our future, education is one of the key". Google launched the "Code-In" contest, is a very good project, which invited young students to participate directly in the open source project to contribute to. And now, the company officially announced that it will be "mentor" identity involved.
Josh Simmon of the Google Open Source Project Office said: "We are thrilled to announce 17 new Open Source organizations as Code Tutors in the Code-In 2016, which has been in its 7th year for teenagers aged 13-17 Under the guidance of instructors to learn in the world of applications (ie, open source projects) used in the skills.
Tutor organizations are currently creating tens of thousands of tasks for students, including code, documentation, user interface, quality assurance, outreach, research, and training. The contest will be officially opened at 9:00 am (Monday), November 28 (Pacific Standard Time).
Google Code-in 2013 Videos:Http://www.tudou.com/v/WPzpFT22y0M/&resourceId=0_04_02_99/v.swf
The following is a description of some of the contest entries:
Apertium: a rule-based machine translation platform;
● BRL-CAD: computer graphics, 2D and 3D geometric modeling, computer-aided design;
CCExtractor: the next generation of open source tools;
● Copyleft Games: build future-oriented game development platform;
● Drupal: content management platform;
• FOSSASIA: Create a better future for communities across all ages and borders through open source and communication technologies;
● Haiku: an operating system specifically for personal computing;
• KDE: a team for creating free software for desktop and portable computing;
● MetaBrainz: to create a database for community maintenance;
• Mifos Initiative: providing financial services to people living in poverty and without bank accounts;
● MovingBlocks: similar to an open source version of "My World";
● OpenMRS: the world's open source medical record system;
• SCoRe: Seeking sustainable research laboratories for the problems faced by developing countries;
● Sugar Labs: a learning and activity platform for primary education;
● Systers: a computing technology community for women;
● Wikimedia: a non-profit foundation dedicated to bringing free content to the world, Wikipedia's operator;
● Zulip: a powerful open source team chat application, for the major platforms.
[Compiled by:Beta News]