Today is the official midpoint of this year’s Google Code-in contest and we are delighted to announce this is our most popular year ever! 930 teenagers from 60 countries have completed 3,503 tasks with 17 open source organizations. The number of students successfully completing tasks has almost met the total number of students from the 2015 contest already.
Tasks that the students have completed include:
- writing test suites
- improving mobile UI
- writing documentation and creating videos to help new users
- working on internationalization efforts
- fixing and finding bugs in the organization's’ software
In total, over 2,800 students from 87 countries have registered for the contest and we look forward to seeing great work from these (and more!) students over the next few weeks. 2016 has also seen a huge increase in student participation in places such as Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines.
|Google Code-in participants by country|
Please welcome two new countries to the GCI family: Mauritius and Moldova! Mauritius made a very strong debut to the contest and currently has 13 registered students who have completed 31 tasks.
The top five countries with the most completed tasks are:
- India: 982
- United States: 801
- Singapore: 202
- Vietnam: 119
- Canada: 117
The last day to register for the contest and claim a task is Friday, January 13, 2017 with all work being due on Monday, January 16, 2017 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
All numbers reported as of 8:00 PM Pacific Time, December 22, 2016.