After their very successful Summer of Code program for University students, Google just announced their new Highly Open Participation contest, designed to encourage pre-University students to get involved with open source projects via much smaller and diverse contributions.
I'm very proud that Moodle has been selected as one of only ten open source projects to take part in the inaugural year of this new contest.
We have a long list of small tasks prepared already for students, but we would definitely like to see the Moodle community come up with more - so if you have any ideas for things you want to see done, please send them to us! Just remember they can't take more than five days.
Google will pay students US$100 for every three tasks they successfully complete, plus send a cool T-shirt. There are also grand prizes including an all-expenses-paid trip to Google HQ in Mountain View, California. If you are (or know) a young student with an interest in Moodle then give it a go!
You can find out all the details on the Moodle/GHOP contest site.