Monday, 19 March 2012


GOOGLE CODE-IN 2011, is an international open source software development contest by Google. It is designed for students of ages 13 to 17 where they have to complete tasks such as coding, refactoring, documentation and translation over a period of eight weeks. There were 542 students who participated from 56 countries. U.S.A. had the greatest number of participating students, which was 98. All the participants would receive a t-shirt and a certificate for their participation. And those participants who successfully completed 3 or more tasks will be given a small monetary prize.

Chart showing number of participating students from various countries
Google announced the names of the 10 grand prize winners who scored the most points. The grand prize winners along with a parent or guardian will be flown to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California in June 2012,  for a four night trip. During the trip, the winners will attend the awards ceremony, as well have the wonderful opportunity to meet with Google engineers, besides,  have a fun time in San Francisco. Among the ten grand prize winners, five students are from India. Congratulations to  the lucky winners!

The grand prize winners:
Aaron S. - United States
Abhishek A. - India
Aneesh D. - India
Cheng S. - United Kingdom
Edward W. - Canada
Gaurav N. - India
Gautam G. - India
Laurentiu I. - Romania
Oana S. - Romania
Shitiz G. - India

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