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Three Indonesian students win Google open source competition

Ni Nyoman Wira
Ni Nyoman Wira

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, February 4, 2017 | 01:02 pm
Three Indonesian students win Google open source competition

Held since 2010, Google Code-in is a competition that aims to introduce open source software development to pre-university students aged 13 to 17. (Shutterstock/File)

Three Indonesian students were named winners of the annual Google Code-in 2016 competition on Monday.

Raefaldhi Amartya Junior from Haiku, Scott Moses Sunarto from Moving Blocks and Kaisar Arkhan from FOSSASIA open source organizations successfully completed the 842 tasks set during the seven-week competition period and brought home Grand Prize titles alongside 31 other youths from countries around the world, including the United States, Romania, India and Russia.

The winners will be given the opportunity to visit the Google Campus for four days in June and to enjoy the San Francisco Bay Area.

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The Google Code-in 2016 also announced 51 finalists who will receive digital certificates, Google Code-in T-shirts and sweatshirts.

Held since 2010, Google Code-in is a competition that aims to introduce open source software development to pre-university students aged 13 to 17. More than 3,200 students from 99 countries have participated in the competition. They are required to complete tasks from different categories, such as coding, documentation, training, outreach, research, quality assurance and user interfacing. (kes)

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