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Re: Call for Mentors - 2018 Google Code-In - Applications open September 6-17 - contest begins October 23rd for students


Ed, please count me for mentoring in GCI program.

I do believe these small tasks make big difference to the project.

-
Nayan Ambali

On 08-Sep-2018 5:21 AM, "James Dailey" <jamespdailey@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Ed and Community
>
> I think this is a terrific program and brings many new developers to an
> awareness of the challenges and opportunities of an open source project as
> well as the world of finance, financial inclusion and cool technologies
> that they want to learn.
>
> I would echo Ed's request - this needs to be driven more by the community,
> so that the lift for the org of Mifos or the PMC of Fineract is less.
>
> I would also suggest that we collectively need to be sure to only take on
> students and projects that are going to be useful to the project and
> community overall - being pragmatic about resources including our volunteer
> resources is really important.  I'm curious if the code contributions last
> year led to either a) contributions that are part of a release and/or b) an
> ongoing developer being involved.  Those would be my suggested metrics.
>
> James
>
>
> On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 4:31 PM Ed Cable <edcable@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> > Hello Mifos and Apache Fineract communities,
> >
> > Google just announced it's Google Code-In program will be occurring once
> > again for the 9th consecutive year. This year there are some major
> changes
> > to the program itself which you can see below - the most pressing one
> being
> > that the program is starting early this year - applications have already
> > opened and are due September 17. The program itself will run from October
> > 23 to December 12.
> >
> > The Mifos Initiative is considering participating in Google Code-In 2018
> > for the third time but it's contingent upon having an active and
> committed
> > group of mentors. The community has many major projects going on right
> now
> > and can only take on this intensive program if we have the participation
> > across our entire community.
> >
> > This is Google's program to help introduce pre-university students to
> open
> > source where students compete to complete as many bite-sized tasks (3 to
> 5
> > hours) as possible across the following buckets: Code,
> > Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research, Quality Assurance, or User
> > Interface.
> >
> > We grew our participation immensely last year, more than tripling the
> > number of tasks completed. It was a honor to work with talented high
> school
> > students and a great way to get many of our newest community members
> > mobilized as mentors.
> >
> > Please read our wrap-up post -
> > http://mifos.org/blog/2017-google-code-in-wrap-up/ - to learn about our
> > involvement last year.
> >
> > To determine if we'll apply, I wanted to begin capturing who would like
> to
> > serve as a mentor. For all of our recent GSOC interns, this is a great
> way
> > to begin deepening your role in the community.
> >
> > This call for mentoring is open to to everyone - you don't have to be a
> > developer as we need mentors for students working on all the domains.
> >
> > If you're interested in mentoring, please fill out the form at
> > https://goo.gl/forms/CI8xbg04hgkLMpmL2 or respond to this mailing list
> > thread.
> >
> > A critical part of a successful GCI is a wealth of small tasks - we'll
> soon
> > begin generating our list so put on your thinking cap of work you'd like
> to
> > see done.
> >
> > More on the 2018 GCI program can be found below.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Ed
> >
> > ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> > From: Google Code-in Mentors <gci-mentors@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Date: Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 12:34 PM
> > Subject: [GCI-mentors] GCI 2018 org applications open September 6-17 -
> > contest begins October 23rd for students
> > To: Google Code-in Mentors <gci-mentors@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >
> >
> > Hello GCI mentors,
> >
> > We are pleased to announce Google Code-in (GCI) 2018 <http://g.co/gci>,
> > the
> > 9th consecutive year of our contest for pre-university students ages
> > 13-17. Please
> > be aware GCI will start about a month earlier this year than in previous
> > years - the contest starts for students October 23rd!
> >
> > The GCI timeline, FAQs, Rules and flyers have been updated on the contest
> > site <http://g.co/gci>.
> >
> > Organizations -- If you would like to apply for the 2018 program please
> > start thinking about the tasks you would like students to work on and
> reach
> > out to your community members to ask if they would like to be mentors for
> > the program. *Organization applications open for GCI orgs *next week on
> > Thursday, September 6th, and close less than 2 weeks later on Monday,
> > September 17th. We will announce organizations on Tuesday, September 18th
> > giving orgs 5 weeks to create their tasks before the contest begins on
> > October 23rd.
> >
> > The major changes for GCI 2018 are:
> >
> >    -
> >
> >    Orgs will evaluate the 20 students completing the most tasks with
> their
> >    org when deciding on finalists and winners
> >    -
> >
> >    Orgs will choose 6 finalists (instead of 5)
> >    -
> >
> >    We have renamed the User Interface category to Design
> >    -
> >
> >    Students will have to wait until Google reviews their Parental Consent
> >    form before they can claim their first task. This will slow things
> down
> > but
> >    it is a requirement to be able to continue the program.
> >    -
> >
> >    No tasks asking for personal information about students will be
> allowed
> >    (this includes tasks asking for students to introduce themselves with
> > info
> >    like what country they are from, or photos of the students, etc.).
> >
> > We are looking to continue the growth of this program and reach a record
> > number of teenagers this year! Read more on today’s blog post
> > <
> > https://opensource.googleblog.com/2018/08/announcing-google-
> code-in-2018.html
> > >
> > .
> >
> > If you have any questions about Google Code-in please contact us at
> > gci-support@xxxxxxxxxx
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > Stephanie and Mary
> >
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