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GNU Generation: Calling all pre-university students

by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Jul 28, 2009 03:05 PM
GNU Generation is a new project sponsored by the Free Software Foundation to involve high school age pre-university students (approximately ages 13-18) in free software. By Max Shinn, Campaigns Intern 2009.

Participants will have the opportunity to get involved with the free software community, and win some prizes! If you have never considered contributing to a free software project before, or if you wanted to but had no idea where to start -- this is your chance!

Getting started is easy -- sign up for an account, create a profile, and pick something you'd like to work on:

Regardless of what project you choose, you continue to receive help and support, via the GNU Generation wiki, mailing list and IRC channel.

Both programming and non-programming projects are available, and several projects can accommodate many different skill levels, so this is an ideal opportunity for new users of GNU/Linux to get involved.

  • At the end of each month, projects will be asked to contribute to a progress report, and the strongest contributor will be chosen to win a free t-shirt.

  • At the end of each year, the top contributor will win a GNU/Linux powered netbook!

Sign up now!

Don't forget: All free software projects are encouraged to help students while gaining new contributors!

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