[OSGeo-Announce] Announcing OSGeo’s 2018 Google Code-in winners

Jorge Sanz jsanz at osgeo.org
Mon Jan 14 07:17:41 PST 2019

*Announcing OSGeo’s 2018 Google Code-in winners*

Google Code-in (GCI) is an annual online competition aimed at introducing
pre-university students (13-17 years old) to open source projects,
development and communities, through short 3-5 hour tasks [1]. As opposed
to the Google Summer of Code program, in GCI students are not selected by
the organizations, but freely pick up tasks from one or more mentoring
organizations and complete them. Students qualify for different prizes
(i.e. certificate, t-shirts, hoodies and the grand prize of visiting
Google’s main headquarters in San Francisco) depending on the number of
tasks they complete. During GCI, OSGeo project members have a unique
opportunity to interact with pre-university students and to encourage them
to become part of their respective projects.

The OSGeo team consisted of 18 community members that contributed 132 tasks
from 10 projects (e.g. istSOS, GRASS GIS, GeoServer, MapServer, pgRouting,
PostGIS, and Leaflet) and also OSGeo and FOSS4G.

The 2018 Google Code-in (GCI) took place 23 October - 12 December 2018 and
OSGeo had 218 students that completed a task with us. These *218 students
completed 471 tasks* [2]. This is slightly down from last year, but this
can be contributed to the change in dates of the competition. The completed
tasks range from designing badges for the OSGeo website, to tests for GRASS
GIS, or bug fixes for PostGIS. These tasks might seem simplistic in some
cases, but the combined results are of great value to OSGeo.

OSGeo is pleased to announce the 2018 Google Code-in Grand Prize winners,
who each receive a free trip to Google headquarters in California, along
with a parent/guardian, are students (note that these are the student’s
account names, due to privacy concerns):

   - Mattoopackoo
   - ShubhamSharama

OSGeo’s Google Code-in finalists (who receive Google hoodies) are:

   - Armaan
   - Flash
   - Shivam Rai
   - SunveerSingh

See here: https://codein.withgoogle.com/winners/#winners the winners from
all organisations [3].

Congratulations to the winners and finalists! But also a special
congratulations to all students that received a certificate and/or t-shirt.
We greatly appreciate your contribution to OSGeo!

Lastly, thank you to the OSGeo mentors for the time they spent on the tasks
and mentoring the students. Without your commitment this would not have
been possible.

Thank you to everyone involved, mentors and students.

OSGeo GCI admins 2018

[1] https://codein.withgoogle.com
[2] https://codein.withgoogle.com/tasks/?sp-search=OSGeo
[3] https://codein.withgoogle.com/winners/#winners
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