DFF is launching a new celebration around Open Educational Resources (OER) called Education Freedom Day which will be celebrated on January 18th 2014 (Saturday). We really hope this celebration can provide a great introduction to the general public what OER is, its benefits and how vibrant your local community is.
Please promote EFD by using our countdown & banners. If you have contacts with either your local schools, colleges or some open education projects please visit the EFD wiki, create your event page & register your event! Please ask any question on our EFD mailing list or IRC channel #efday @ Freenode.
Our long term sponsor, Google has launched its Code-in 2013 program, an online contest to introduce 13-17 year old pre-university students to free and open source software development. The contest begins on Nov 18th and runs through Jan 5th, 2014. Prizes include certificates, tee-shirts, and an all-expenses paid trip to Google headquarters in California for 20 Grand Prize winners. You can learn more by watching a screencast and/or a short video describing the contest here and by visiting the program site for complete details here. You can also download a flyer about the program here. Please spread the word!