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Google Announces Google Code-In

I'd like to introduce myself - my name is Carol Smith and I'm the Google Summer of Code program administrator. I recently helped announce the launch of a new program, Google Code-in, which is starting on November 22.

If you've ever heard of our Google Summer of Code


program, Google Code-in will be very familiar. Much like Google Summer of Code, Google Code-in aims to reach out to student developers and get them involved in working on opensource software projects. The opensource organizations that we work with will create tasks for the students to claim and work on. The students will get points for each task they successfully complete. For each 3 tasks completed, the students will be given $100 up to a maximum of $500. The top 10 students with the most points at the end of the contest will also be awarded a grand prize of an all-expenses-paid trip for themselves and a family member to Google's headquarters.

We'd love to get your students, children, friends, and family involved in the contest. This is a global program we're hoping we'll get lots of students involved in this year.

Please contact me if you have any further questions, and thank you!

Carol Smith
Google, Inc. | Open Source Programs Office | 650-253-1856 | carols@google.com

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