[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo has been accepted as a mentoring organization in Google Code-in 2017!

Helmut Kudrnovsky hellik at web.de
Fri Oct 27 01:36:09 PDT 2017

Dear OSGeo community,

we're happy to announce that OSGeo has been ccepted as a mentoring organization in Google Code-in 2017 [1]!

"Pre-university students ages 13 to 17 are invited to take part in Google Code-in: Our global, online contest introducing teenagers to the world of open source development. With a wide variety of bite-sized tasks, it’s easy for beginners to jump in and get started no matter what skills they have.

Mentors from our participating organizations lend a helping hand as participants learn what it’s like to work on an open source project. Participants get to work on real software and win prizes from t-shirts to a trip to Google HQ!" [1]

It's to emphasize that OSGeo is one of the 6 new orgs accepted in this contest as Google doesn't accept
that many new orgs as in GSoC!

The GCI timeline can be ssen in [2]:

Thursday, October 26				Mentoring organizations announced
Tuesday, November 28 (17:00 UTC)	        Contest opens for entries by student participants 2018
Monday, January 15 (17:00 UTC)		        Deadline to claim new tasks
Wednesday, January 17 (17:00 UTC) 	        All student work must be submitted; contest ends
Thursday, January 18 (17:00 UTC) 	        Mentoring organizations complete all evaluations of students’ work
Wednesday, January 31				Grand Prize Winners and Finalists announced

Basic information regarding our application can be found under [3].

If interested to volunteer as GCI mentor, then check [4].

More informations will come, stay tuned.

Kind regards
Helmut (on behalf of the GSoC/GCI admin team.

[1] https://codein.withgoogle.com/
[2] https://developers.google.com/open-source/gci/timeline
[3] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Code_In_2017
[4] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Code_In_2017_Mentors

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