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Memphis City Schools Student Wins Grand Prize in Global Google Code-in Contest

Google Code-In Contest

A Memphis and Shelby County Schools student has been announced as a grand prize winner in the worldwide 2013 Google Code-In competition.

Theo Patt, an eighth grade student at White Station Middle School, was announced as a Google Code-in grade prize winner.

Google Code-in is a worldwide contest encouraging pre-university students 13-17 years old to participate in open source software development.

According to Shelby County Schools, Theo worked with the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization behind Internet encyclopedia site Wikipedia to help implement new features including revamping languages and options on the Wikipedia mobile version.

Competing against students in 46 countries, the young competitors competed working with open source organizations creating codes, fixing bugs, completing research and discovering creative ways to get others interested in open source.

Theo Patt and his parents, along with 19 other grand prize winners are expected to be flown on an all expense paid, 4 night trip to Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA to talk with Google engineers and take part in the Google Code-in Awards Ceremony.

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