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Google hosts code-in to get teens contributing to open-source projects

Contributing to free/open-source software is one of the best ways to learn how to be a better hacker, both technically and ethically.

Most devs end up using a huge amount of open-source code in their projects, so giving back to these projects only makes sense.

That’s the main idea behind the Google Code-in, a contest for teens to jump-start their participation in open-source software.