Google Code-in to start November 18th

Google has announced a program designed to give your high school students the opportunity to work with open source code in a competitive format. The Google Code-in begins on November 18th and runs through the sixth of January.

During the SPLASH-E conference, it was mentioned very heavily that the weakest area for most college students as they entered the professional world was their ability to work with an existing code base. Creating opportunities in the classroom to experience this is challenging, and open-source coding projects provide a great avenue to helping students develop this skill.