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


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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