SCS Student Winner In Google Coding Contest
(Memphis) An eighth grade student at White Station Middle School, is one of 20 students worldwide to win the Grand Prize in the 2013 Google Code-in competition.
Google Code-in is a global contest aimed at encouraging students aged 13-17 to participate in open source, a type of software coding and development that urges collaboration and innovation.
Students from 46 countries worked with open source organizations to write code, fix bugs, complete user experience research, create documentation and discover creative ways to get other students interested in open source.
Theo Patt worked with the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit behind Wikipedia, to implement several features, including a revamped languages options on the mobile version of Wikipedia.
Theo and his parents, along with the other nineteen grand prize winners,will be flown to Google’s Mountain View, CA headquarters in April for an all-expense paid, four-night trip.
Students will talk with Google engineers, take part in an awards ceremony and explore San Francisco.