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Google Code-In

posted Dec 1, 2016, 8:36 AM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Dec 1, 2016, 9:11 AM ]

"...students ages 13 to 17 are invited to take part in Google Code-in: Our global, online, contest introducing teenagers to the world of open source. With a wide variety of bite-sized tasks, it’s easy for beginners to jump in and get started no matter what skills they have. Mentors from our participating organizations lend a helping hand as participants learn what it’s like to work on an open source project.

Want to work with a real open source software organization while earning cool prizes? Try your hand at Google Code-in!"

"Open source software makes up the backbone of the internet, from servers and routers to the phone in your pocket, but it’s a community-driven effort. Google Code-in serves a dual purpose of encouraging young developers and ensuring that open source communities continue to grow."

'Swift Playground: Apple’s free app...

posted Sep 21, 2016, 5:55 PM by Jeffrey Jones   [ updated Sep 21, 2016, 5:56 PM ]

...that teaches kids to code!'"

"Swift Playground is an awesome new app from Apple that teaches kids how to code in Swift. This free app for iPads uses games to teach kids Apple’s coding language used to create apps. Students can drag and drop code, and easily edit the code to customize it. The code can be instantly run so students can test out their code and see if it works..." (source: iLearn Technology)

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