OK, I am saying about Google Code-In first!
What is the Google Code-In?
‘Google Code-in (GCI)’ is an annual programming competition hosted by Google Inc. that allows pre-university students to complete tasks specified by various, partnering open source organizations. The contest was originally the Google Highly Open Participation Contest, but in 2010, the format was modified into its current state. Students that complete tasks win certificates and T-shirts. Each organization also selects two grand prize award winners who will earn a trip to Google’s Headquarters located in Mountain View, California. [See more details]
How I found it?
OK. I found about GCI from my school and since that day I visited and looked about it daily. Finally, that’s the day registration opens, I went there too earlier and looked it & reloaded it – reloaded it and looked it. OK. Registration is opened at November 28, 2017 at 22:30 (Sri Lanka Standard Time). I went to registration form and filled it. Nice! I claimed first task. That is the day I got a start learning about GCI and lot of other valuable things.
In the GCI we are not alone. There are organizations which has mentors who helps you for tasks that you have to done there. ‘FOSSAISA’ is a one of best organization among them.
What is the FOSSASIA?
I’ll say. ‘FOSSASIA‘ is an non-profitable organization that Bringing together an inspiring community across borders and ages to form a better future with Open Technologies and ICT. They organizing training programs and coding meet ups for thousands of young kids, Open Tech developers and designers every year. They Connect Open Tech Communities across Asia with Developers, Designers and Makers from Around the World in the FOSSASIA Network. They cooperating with the most forward thinking Open Tech innovators and companies of the world.
What are the technologies and projects of FOSSASIA that I interested?
I like all technologies and projects of FOSSASIA. But I most like project is ‘SUSI.AI‘. That’s is an artificial intelligence.
Great app! And ‘loklak‘ is a good application for works with social.
‘Eventyay‘ is another best project of FOSSASIA.
There are more more projects like those. Visit to the following sites for know more.
- https://chat.susi.ai/ [SUSI.AI]
- https://loklak.org/ [loklak social search]
- https://eventyay.com/ [eventyay ]
- https://susper.com/ [SUSPER search engine]
- https://fossasia.org/ [Find more projects and technologies]
OK, now I’m talking you about Open Source.
What is the Open Source?
‘Open-source software(OSS)’ is computer software with its source code made available with a license in which the copyright holder provides the rights to study, change, and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose. Open-source software may be developed in a collaborative public manner. According to scientists who studied it, open-source software is a prominent example of open collaboration. The term is often written without a hyphen as “open source software”. [See more details]
What are the OSS that I have installed on my computer and phone?
- Firefox (web browser)
- Gimp (image manipulation program)
- Open Office (word processor, spreadsheet, etc.)
- Inkscape (vector-based graphic design workhorse)
- Shotcut (cross-platform video editor)
- VLC Media Player (cross-platform multimedia player)
- Abiword (word processor)
- KeePass (passwords manager)
- SUSI (artificial intelligence)
What are the communication channels I use to get in touch with the community?
I use ‘Gitter‘ as my communication way. That’s better way for touch with the community. I used several communication channel on Gitter.
- https://gitter.im/fossasia – FOSSASIA
- https://gitter.im/fossasia/susi_webchat – SUSI.AI Chrome bot
- https://gitter.im/fossasia/open-event-webapp – Open Event Web App
What are the projects and technologies I want to learn about ?
I want to learn all of projects and technologies of FOSSASIA. Specially, I like to learn about SUSI.AI, Open Event Web App, loklak and etc.
Important links for you!
- https://fossasia.org/ – FOSSASIA site
- https://blog.fossasia.org/ – FOSSASIA blog site
- https://github.com/fossasia – Site on GITHUB
- https://gitter.im/fossasia/fossasia – FOSSASIA on gitter
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