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

Margherita Di Leo diregola at gmail.com
Tue Sep 19 07:01:50 PDT 2017

Thank you Guido, I just replied you privately with the link to the
subscription form. After that, you wait for further instructions. Thanks!!

On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 3:57 PM, Guido Stein <gstein at appgeo.com> wrote:

> I would be interested in participating, is there a list I should join or
> form I should fill out to help out?
> -Guido
> On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 7:48 AM Margherita Di Leo <diregola at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 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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