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
More information will come, stay tuned.
Helmut (on behalf of the GSoC/GCI admin team.