[OSGeo-Discuss] [GCI-private] Announcing OSGeo’s 2019 Google Code-in winners

Rajat Shinde rajatshinde2303 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 19 11:33:25 PST 2020

Congratulations to all the students! :)
Indeed, it was a great experience working with the students and the awesome
co-mentors and GCI Admins.


Rajat Shinde

On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 11:44 PM Cameron Green <cameron.green at tuks.co.za>

> 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 16 community members that contributed 110
> tasks from 11 projects (e.g. istSOS, GRASS GIS, GeoServer, pgRouting,
> PostGIS, GeoNode and OpenLayers) and also OSGeo, FOSS4G and GeoForAll.
> The 2019 Google Code-in (GCI) took place 2 December 2019 - 21 January 2020
> and OSGeo had 401 students that completed a task with us. These 401
> students completed 976 tasks [2] which is the most amount of completed
> tasks to date for OSGeo! This is an improvement from last year and this can
> be contributed to the change in dates of the competition going back to the
> original dates. 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 2019 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):
> OSGeo’s Google Code-in Winners:
> • Navya Garg
> • Pranay
> OSGeo’s Google Code-in Runners Up:
> • Dhanus SL
> • Lucifer
> OSGeo’s Google Code-in finalists (who receive Google hoodies) are:
> • TanvirSingh
> • anishagnihotri
> 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.
> Regards,
> OSGeo GCI admins 2019
> [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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