Google Code-in 2011 Stats to Ponder

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

For Google Code-in 2011 we had 542 pre-university students (ages 13-17) from 56 countries complete an astounding 3,054 tasks for 18 open source organizations during the eight week contest period.  59.8% of the students completed 3 or more tasks in the contest.

The graph below illustrates the 10 countries with the highest number of students participating in Google Code-in 2011.

The five schools with the largest number of students participating in Google Code-in 2011 are listed below:
- Technical School Electronic Systems associated with Technical University - Sofia in Bulgaria had an impressive 49 students participating.
- XIV Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Stanisława Staszica w Warszawie in Poland
- Roman-Vodă National College in Romania
- Ankara Polis Koleji in Turkey
- "Tiberiu Popoviciu" I.T. High School from Cluj-Napoca in Romania

We had 307 dedicated mentors and organization administrators from 51 countries helping the students throughout the contest. Mentors hailed from all corners of the globe from places such as New Zealand, Uzbekistan, Peru, Bangladesh, Germany, South Africa and all parts in between.

Thank you to all of the students, mentors and organization administrators who helped make Google Code-in 2011 a success.

Stay tuned to this blog as we will announce the 10 grand prize winners for Google Code-in 2011 on February 14.

If you are a university student at least 18 years of age and would like to work on open source projects this summer (or winter for our southern hemisphere friends) then please look into our Google Summer of Code 2012 program that we recently announced.

By Stephanie Taylor, Open Source Programs