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Announcing the Google Code-in 2016 mentor organizations

Monday, November 7, 2016


We re excited to introduce the 17 open source organizations that are participating
as mentor organizations for Google Code-in 2016. The contest, now in its sevent
h year, gives 13-17 year old pre-university students the opportunity to learn un
der the guidance of mentors by using their skills on real world applications, th
at is, open source projects.
Google Code-in officially starts for students on November 28, but students are e
ncouraged to learn about the mentor organizations ahead of time and can get star
ted by clicking on the links below.
Apertium - rule-based machine translation platform
BRL-CAD - computer graphics, 2D and 3D geometry modeling, and computer-aided des
ign (CAD)
CCExtractor - open source tools for subtitle generation
Copyleft Games - building game development platforms for tomorrow
Drupal - content management platform
FOSSASIA - developing communities across all ages and borders to form a better f
uture with Open Technologies and ICT
Haiku - operating system specifically targeting personal computing
KDE - team that creates Free Software for desktop and portable computing
MetaBrainz - builds community maintained databases
Mifos Initiative - transforming the delivery of financial services to the poor a
nd the unbanked
MovingBlocks - like an open source Minecraft
OpenMRS - open source medical records system for the world
SCoRe - research lab that seeks sustainable solutions for problems faced by deve
loping countries
Sugar Labs - learning platform and activities for elementary education
Systers - community for women involved in the technical aspects of computing
Wikimedia - non-profit foundation dedicated to bringing free content to the worl
d, operating Wikipedia
Zulip - powerful, threaded open source group chat with apps for every major plat
form
Mentor organizations are currently creating thousands of tasks for students cove
ring code, documentation, user interface, quality assurance, outreach, research
and training. The contest officially starts for students on Monday, November 28t
h at 9:00am PST.
You can learn more about Google Code-in on the contest site where you ll find Cont
est Rules, Frequently Asked Questions and Important Dates. There you ll also find
flyers and other helpful information including the Getting Started Guide. Our di
scussion mailing list is a great way to talk with other students, mentors and or
ganization administrators about the contest. For questions about eligibility or
other general questions, you can contact us at gci-support@google.com.
By Josh Simmons, Open Source Programs Office