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GNOME Foundation launches Coding Education Challenge

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The GNOME Foundation, with support from Endless, has announced the Coding Education Challenge, a competition aimed to attract projects that offer educators and students new and innovative ideas to teach coding with free and open source software. The $500,000 in funding will support the prizes, which will be awarded to the teams who advance through the three stages of the competition.

Both the GNOME Foundation and Endless share a deep commitment to a vibrant free and open source software ecosystem.

“We’re very grateful that Endless has come forward to provide more opportunities for individuals to learn about free and open source software,” said Neil McGovern, Executive Director, GNOME Foundation. “We’re excited to see what can be achieved when we empower the creativity and imagination of our global community. We hope to make powerful partnerships between students and educators to explore the possibilities of our rich and diverse software ecosystem. Reaching the next generation of developers is crucial to ensuring that free software continues for many years in the future.”

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Also: GNOME Launches Coding Education Challenge With $500k In Funding

Endless Grants $5,00,000 Fund To GNOME Foundation

  • Endless Grants $5,00,000 Fund To GNOME Foundation’s Coding Education Challenge

    The GNOME foundation recently announced the “Coding Education Challenge“, which is a three-stage competition to offer educators and students the opportunity to share their innovative ideas (projects) to teach coding with free and open-source software.

    For the funding (that covers the reward), Endless has issued a $5,00,000 (half a million) grant to support the competition and attract more educators/students from across the world. Yes, that is a whole lot of money to be awarded to the team (or individual) that wins the competition.

    In case you didn’t know about Endless, here’s a background for you – they work on increasing digital access to children and help them to make the most out of it while also educating them about it. Among other projects, they have Endless OS Linux distribution. They also have inexpensive mini PCs running Linux to help their educational projects.

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