[OSGeo-Discuss] Google Code In (GCI) 2017 just announced! And we want to participate

Guido Stein gstein at appgeo.com
Tue Sep 19 06:57:47 PDT 2017

I would be interested in participating, is there a list I should join or
form I should fill out to help out?


On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 7:48 AM Margherita Di Leo <diregola at gmail.com>

> Dear Community,
> great news! Google Code-in has just been officially announced [1] and we
> are excited to apply for the first time as mentoring organization! Google
> Code In is a program addressed to students aged 13 to 17.
> As always, we need your help! We need mentors.
> Mentors for Google code in are not necessarily top developers (they are
> also needed, but not only). Also educators, advocates, researchers are much
> needed, people that normally take care of documentation and preparation of
> educational material, that give presentations, take care of web site or
> wiki etc.
> In fact, the tasks for google code in are supposed to take 3 to 5 hours
> for students to complete, and entail:
> * coding
> * documentation / training
> * outreach / research
> * quality assurance
> * user interface
> See examples here [2].
> The idea is to individuate suitable tasks and submit them in the bug
> tracker with a special keyword like "beginner" or something TBD. In this
> way, students can easily find and claim the task they're interested in.
> Note that the whole "how to" is to be discussed yet, for the moment, let's
> try to create a critical mass of interested volunteers.
> Here [3] I created a wiki page with relevant info, instructions, timeline
> etc. Kindly take a look and if you are willing to participate, please write
> an email to gsoc-admin AT osgeo.org, we will send you a form to fill with
> your data. Next step: in less than one week from now we'll have the first
> kickoff meeting on IRC in the channel #osgeo-gsoc at Freenode. Everyone
> that will have filled the form will be informed about exact date and time.
> Please, do participate, and bring your questions, your ideas and your
> energy with you. We don't have all the answers, but will try to figure
> things out together.. We believe that engaging the young generation will
> bring in OSGeo a breeze of innovation and fresh energy. Don't miss the
> opportunity to be part of the change!
> Cheers!!
> [1]
> https://opensource.googleblog.com/2017/09/announcing-google-code-in-2017.html
> [2] https://developers.google.com/open-source/gci/resources/example-tasks
> [3] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Code_In_2017
> --
> Margherita Di Leo
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