Ringing in the new year with Google Code-in

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Today marks the halfway point of the Google Code-in 2015 (GCI) contest. 690 teenagers from 63 countries have been busy working with 14 open source organizations completing an impressive 2,370 tasks. The number of students successfully completing tasks has already surpassed the total number for all of the 2014 contest!

Tasks that the students have completed include:
  • writing test suites
  • improving mobile UI
  • designing website landing pages
  • writing documentation and creating videos to help new users
  • working on internationalization efforts
  • fixing and finding bugs in the organizations’ software

Over 2700 students from 98 countries and 1800+ schools have registered for the contest. We look forward to seeing more great work from many of these students over the next few weeks. A big welcome to the students from four countries participating for the first time in GCI: Luxembourg, Moldavia, Mongolia and Uganda!  

The countries with the most students completing tasks so far are:
  • India - 194
  • United States - 170
  • Romania - 46
  • Singapore - 36
  • Canada - 21

There is still plenty of time to get involved with Google Code-in to earn digital certificates and a Google Code-in 2015 t-shirt. New tasks are being added daily to the contest site so if you don’t see something that interests you today, check back again every couple of days. Currently over 2,300 tasks are open for students to choose from.

The last day to register for the contest and claim a task is Sunday, January 24, 2016 with all work being due on Monday January 25, 2016 at 9:00 am PT.

Good luck to all of the students participating this year in Google Code-in!

By Stephanie Taylor, Google Code-in Program Manager