More about YUI3
The YUI 3 Gallery (http://yuilibrary.com/gallery/) provides a straightforward mechanism for you to contribute to this prominent open-source project, and now is a great time to make a contribution. If you submit a new module to the Gallery by March 22, 2010, under YUI's BSD license, you may be eligible to win a ticket to one of the premier web engineering conferences, JSConf, along with $500 from Expedia to help you get there.
Why students should compete
Contributing to the YUI 3 Gallery is easy if you know some JS and CSS. Several dozen modules already to serve as code-structure models, and there are many reasonably-scoped ideas for new modules that could be completed within a couple of weeks. The prize is fantastic -- JSConf has some of the best speakers in the industry, and this year's lineup is filled with compelling speakers. Win or lose, contributing a visible, enduring piece of code to a well-known OSS project is a fantastic learning experience and an activity that looks great on your resume going forward.