Calico

Calico is a Palisadoes program that offers Jamaican student developers stipends to write software code for various open source open source software projects which will allow students to publicly show the quality of their work.

Calico

Calico is a Palisadoes program that offers Jamaican student developers stipends to write software code for various open source open source software projects which will allow students to publicly show the quality of their work.

Open source software is created through the collaboration of volunteer programmers to make apps that are free for use by all. Popular open source projects include the Chrome and Firefox web browsers, the Android operating system used by 80% of all mobile phones, the freely available LibreOffice and OpenOffice alternatives to Microsoft Office, and many of the free apps available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Calico is very closely modeled on the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) initiative. Google has run GSoC for over ten years and in 2016 over 1,500 students around the world are expected to participate. A primary goal for Palisadoes is to make Calico a feeder program for GSoC.

We expect the majority of participants to be enrolled in high school, university or college Computer Science and Computer Engineering programs.

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