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

News Date: 
27 Oct 2017
Details: 

Dear OSGeo community,

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

"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!"

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 seen here:

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 this wiki page. If interested to volunteer as GCI mentor, then check this other.

More information will come, stay tuned.

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