Re: Google Code-In 2012?

On Sun, October 14, 2012 10:49 am, Andre Klapper wrote:
> Google will run Google Code-In (GCI) again this year
> (see [1] below if you don't know what that is).
> Is the GNOME community interested in participating?
> Would you (developer, translator, doc writer, designer) be a mentor and
> provide tasks?
> (Asking as I faced reluctance in the past, because time spent mentoring
> students took often longer than if GNOMErs did the task themselves, plus
> students often didn't stick with the mentoring org afterwards.)
> In case there is enough interest:
> Is anybody else in to help organizing this for GNOME?
> Asking as I won't have much time this year.

I can, of course! I can also come up with a few marketing tasks at least...

While there's no translation this year, I note that to get started, we
only need 5 tasks for each of the 5 categories by the November 26 start
this time (there were 8 categories last time).

They also changed the prize structure to motivate students to concentrate
their work with one or two projects, and are asking for tasks to be more
bite-sized (able to be completed by an experienced person in 2 hours) I
think both of these changes make the program better for mentors to


> Comments?
> andre
> [1]
> Code-In is for 13-17 year old students. Tasks take 3 to 5 days.
> Nov 05th is the deadline for orgs to apply. The contest runs from Nov
> 26th to Jan 16th. Tasks can be about Code, Documentation,
> Outreach/Research/Marketing/Community Management, QA and UX.
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