Catrobat & Pocket Code at Google Code-In 2018!

Participate! (13-17 years olds)

If you are between 13 and 17 years old, interested in creating awesome games and apps with Pocket Code to get a chance at winning a trip to Google headquarters in California join the Google Code-in at The contest will last from October 23rd until December 12th, 2018.

By completing a wide array of tasks during the contest you can show your skills with coding and your knowledge with open source software and have a chance at winning tons of goodies from Google and Catrobat, the grand prize being an invitation to the Google headquarters in California together with one of your parents next summer!

We are encouraging teenagers from all areas of the world, speaking any languages, both girls and boys, to take their first steps in coding and open source projects with us. We offer a variety of tasks, so even if you have no knowledge of programming at all, feel free to participate and help in other fields of open source software, such as design or documentation! Our mentors will be available to help you with your tasks and will try to answer to your questions as fast as they can.

Don't hesitate, coding can be as simple (and complex!) as cooking.

Become a Mentor (13 - 99+ years old)

As an official mentor you will assist young talents from age 13 to 17 with their tasks during Google's Code-in contest from October 23rd until December 12th, 2018. It is required of you that you have some experience in using Pocket Code, an interest in open source software and be ready to commit time and energy to the project during the contest. Also before applying you should read through Google's guidelines for mentor's responsibilities.

Your responsibilities will be to mentor our participants remotely using speech, chat as well as screen mirror apps. You will need to assist them with their tasks, as well as review them, and you can also suggest new tasks as well.

After the contest ends we will decide, together with you, on five finalists and two grand prize winners among our participants! You will receive a certificate as well as a t-shirt from Google for your participation during the contest.

If you think you are a good fit for us, are over 13 years of age and want to help participants with Pocket Code in this year's Google Code-in contest from October 23rd until December 12th, 2018 feel free to apply via

Support us!

Parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers, and anyone else:
Help us spread the news! Tell your teenage kids, grandkids, pupils, or other teenagers about the event (and the prizes!). Participation can start any time until December 10th, 2018. Link:

General information on Catrobat, Pocket Code, and Google Code-in

Install Pocket Code and its companion app Pocket Paint from Google Play – they are easy to use and very self-explanatory. If you need more help, work through – there you can also find MOOCs in several languages – or go to our Forum. You can also check out the many tutorials on our YouTube Channel – the playlists are separated by languages, e.g., English, German, or Russian. All finished projects can be uploaded to our sharing site.
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