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


Hello

I'm interested in mentoring for GCI this year.

Best wishes
Adnan

On Sat, Sep 8, 2018 at 8:35 AM Santosh Math <santosh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

> Me too.  :)
>
> On Sat 8 Sep, 2018, 8:21 AM Nayan Ambali, <nayan.ambali@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> 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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>>> >
>>> >
>>> > --
>>> > *Ed Cable*
>>> > President/CEO, Mifos Initiative
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>>> >
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