Facebook enables students to gain college credits for open source contributions

Open Academy is a new program launched by Facebook that sets up a special class where students get college credit for contributing to open source projects. Facebook’s pnew program sets up students with mentors and an open source project to which they’ll add code. The goal of the program is to face students with real-world coding challenges while helping to build systems that people actually use. 

A perfect GPA isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Advancing an open source project. To help computer science students prepare for jobs (and boost its own recruiting efforts) Facebook today publicly launched Open Academy. The partnership with premier CS universities sets up a special class where students get college credit for contributing to open source projects.

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