Posted by local, a resident of the Castro City neighborhood, on Mar 29, 2009 at 12:24 pm
Thanks for the post. Reading the article, I imagined classrooms of local elementary and high school students learning, improving and cranking out code for the summer. Scanning through the user's guide School Name section, undergrads, Master's and Ph.D's are used as examples of possible applicants worldwide.
Oops, sorry under-privileged kids of Mountain View, you'll have to wait until someone recycles their PC to the curb, grab it, run, find a monitor and hope there's still an OS with Visual Basic on it. Oh, and I nice, quiet place to program. Good luck for those crammed into apartments.
Ideally, I would like to see these companies (goog, msft, yhoo) do a lot more for the surrounding communities and schools.
Posted by Leslie Hawthorn, a resident of another community, on Mar 30, 2009 at 4:09 pm
We do also have a initiative for pre-university students, the Google Highly Open Participation Contest. We'll be reprising GHOP once again this year, and you can expect to hear more from us on that front in late Fall. If you're interested in learning more about that offering, please see Web Link
Alternatively, you may wish to subscribe to our discussion list, where we'll be sharing more news about GHOP as it becomes available.
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Posted by O, a resident of the Castro City neighborhood, on Mar 31, 2009 at 9:52 am
Thank you for the informative post. I'll pass that on to my students and encourage them to participate. Meanwhile, I'll continue grabbing curbside PC's for the less-affluent kids to level the playing field a bit.