The BCS OSSG desires to support and encourage students and apprentices to use and develop open source software and hardware in their project work.
All students and apprenticesare invited to enter one of the project contests sponsored by the BCS Open Source Specialist Group. The project contests are as follows:
- Best school projectfor students who are still at secondary school or sixth form college
- Best first year projectfor students who are in their first year of study at a UK Higher Education Institution (HEI).
- Best second year projectfor students in their second year of study at a UK HEI (also those on an industrial year or 3rd year of a 4 year degree – basically this is for students between their first and final years).
- Best final year undergraduateprojectfor students in their final year of study for a BA, BSc, BEng, or in the penultimate year of an MEng (this will often be the 3rd year, but may be the fourth or fifth year, if the student has taken a year abroad, year in industry, or is studying for a 4 year Scottish degree).
- Best apprentice projectcompleted by an apprentice working in a UK company on an approved apprenticeship scheme.
The winner in each category will be awarded a cash prize of 100;application must be submitted by 15thAugust 2016.
More information at https://ossg.bcs.org/student-project-2016.