Google Code-in 2013: Numbers, Numbers, Numbers

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

In January, Google Code-in, our contest introducing 13-17 year olds to open source software development, finished up with really exciting results.

We had 337 students from 46 countries complete an astounding 2,113 tasks in the seven week contest. Students worked with 10 open source organizations on coding, documentation, training, user interface, research, outreach tasks, and quality assurance tasks. 60.2% of students completed at least three tasks in the contest.

The countries with the most students completing tasks are shown in the pie chart below:

This year there were six countries who for the first time had students complete tasks in Google Code-in:  Bangladesh, Ecuador, Greece, Hong Kong, Lebanon and Pakistan.

Pre-university/high schools
The five schools with the most students completing tasks in Google Code-in 2013 are:
  • Dunman High School in Singapore took the top spot this year with 20 students participating in this year’s contest, up from 13 in 2012.
  • Technical School Electronic Systems (associated with Technical University- Sofia) in Bulgaria was in the top five for the 4th year in a row with 18 students.
  • Sacred Heart Convent Sr. Sec. School, Jagadhri - India - 7
  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology - Virginia, USA - 5
  • Freehold High School - New Jersey, USA  - 4

Age of Students
The graph below depicts the ages of the students participating in this year’s contest.

There were 194 dedicated mentors from 40 countries guiding students throughout the contest. This year we had mentors from a few new countries including Egypt, Jamaica and Liberia.

More interesting stats
  • 67 students participated in at least one previous Google Code-in contest
  • 9.5% of the students are female
  • We had 11 grand prize winners this year range that were 15 or younger at the start of the contest
  • Wikimedia and Apertium both had a whopping 273 tasks completed by students

A huge thank you to all of the students, mentors and organization administrators who made Google Code-in 2013 a success! And thank you to all the parents and teachers who encouraged students to learn more about open source software development.

By Stephanie Taylor, Open Source Programs Office