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13 April 2012, 12:29

Google invites developers to Hack4Kids

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Google has announced the second EUhackathon, which will take place on 20 and 21 June in Brussels. The event is entitled "Hack4Kids" and centres around creating software that improves children's safety and encourages their creativity. The EUhackathon is a development competition being organised by Google, Facebook and the European Union. Interested developers are asked to submit a proposal for an application to be written from scratch or for improvements to existing open source projects. Submissions have to be GPLv3 or Apache 2.0 licensed.

If developers have their proposal accepted, their travel and accommodation costs for the event will be covered and the winner in each of the topic areas will receive €5000 (about £4130). Google has announced that it will be "putting children at the center of the event as end-users and as members of the jury". The deadline for applications from interested developers is noon CET on 30 April. More information about the event and how to apply is available on the EUhackathon web site.


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