If you know any tech-curious year 12 and 13 secondary students, looking to broaden their horizons and future opportunities, then please point them at the Catalyst Open Source Academy! They can now apply for the January 2015 two week programme, to be held at Catalyst House in Wellington.
In the first week, Catalyst open source technology experts introduce students to a wide range of open source technology areas and then assist them to specialise to learn more in areas of particular interest to each student, to the point that they can make a real contribution to an actual open source project (or start their own!) by the end of the second week. By many accounts, this programme has had a life-altering (in a good way) affect on past participants.