Welcome Google Code-In 2014 Students and Mentors! - students and mentors find tasks at Google's Melange system that manages GCI @ http://www.google-melange.com/gci/org/google/gci2014/drupal
Documentation for students to get started contributing to Drupal @ https://www.drupal.org/node/984014
This group is for Drupal as a mentoring organization for Google's Code-In(gci). If Drupal is accepted as a mentoring organization, this group will also serve as a working group for monitoring Drupal's participation in the contest. Drupal is currently participating in GCI 2014 running from December 1st 2014 until January 19th 2015.
Students, mentors, and anyone else interested are encouraged to chat with us in real time via IRC in #drupal-google @freenode or more specifically during office hours below:
IRC Office Hours (Tuesdays)
- Asia/Australia 04:00 UTC (India 09:30)
- Europe 13:00 UTC (Slovenia 14:00)
- Americas 18:00 UTC (California 11:00)
Our GSoC/GCI BoF at Drupalcon Latin America is on the schedule for Wednesday February 11th 2015 at 14:15-15:15 in room: "Salon Azaleas - MailChimp".Read more
Hello! I'm a Google Code-In 2014 student and as part of my task (http://www.google-melange.com/gci/task/view/google/gci2014/5873466930626560) I've created an event/meetup template. I've also been helped by my mentor Slurpee to create this template and would like reviews and suggestion regarding this template.
Here's the template link: https://pad.lullabot.com/p/Template_with_Placeholders
and the documentation: https://pad.lullabot.com/p/Event_Template_Documentation
"Google Code-in is an annual programming competition hosted by Google Inc. that allows pre-university students to complete tasks specified by various, partnering open source organizations. The contest was originally the Google Highly Open Participation Contest, but in 2010, the format was modified into its current state. Students that complete tasks win certificates and T-shirts. Each organization also selects two grand prize award winners who will earn a trip to Google's Headquarters located in Mountain View, California.Read more
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My Google Code-In 2014 task required me to explain Drupal in 3 paragrahs to be understood by people who aren't familiar with computers or high-tech jargon. I like creative writing and sharing new information with people so I claimed the task.Read more
One of my Google Code In tasks has been to teach a group of friends or school mates the basics of installing Drupal. I chose this because I regularly attend my school's Student Technology and Coding Club, and I couldn't imagine a better audience in my high school to teach things like this to.Read more
Drupal is heavily evolved with Google open source office with working on GCi & GSoc. I made a digital marketing campaign to support Drupal's involvement in those things. The file is attached below. Please print it out and share it to anyone who you may thing wants to be evolved.
- Thanks, Arjan
As a community, Drupal should truly give back to our winning GCI students. The students spend a lot of time on GCI and it is not easy work. GSoC students are paid to work, but GCI students compete in a contest to win a trip to Google with no money. We have previously discussed providing our two winning GCI students with some type of "Drupal Gift Bag" that would include items such as t-shirts, stickers, books, magazines, etc. Let's move forward and make this happen for our 2014 winners.Read more
I had the wonderful opportunity of interacting with and interviewing a Google Summer of Code [https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2014] student alumni. I interviewed Mr. Andrei Dincu about his project and his experience. Mr. Dincu’s Google Summer of Code project was about developing a Drupal 8 module for the popular XML Sitemap module. This module was being created with the intention to increase the performance of their websites. For more information about Mr.Read more
Proud to announce that Google Code-In 2014 started about one hour ago. As usual, several tasks were assigned instantly and our #drupal-google IRC channel quickly gained new users. Thanks Google for providing our community new contributors!
Friendly reminder that is is not too late to get involved. Please join us in #drupal-google to provide support and watch out in #drupal-contribute for plenty of young students asking new questions from around the world (please be patient).Read more
It's that wonderful time of the year when Google Code-In students (ages 13-17) work on tasks for Drupal. Starting on Monday December 1st, hundreds of students from around the world will be contributing tasks to open source organizations competing to win an all expense paid trip to visit Google in California. Luckily Drupal was invited back by Google to participate in 2014 and timing could not be better with the beta releases of Drupal 8. Thanks Google!Read more
Are you interested in contributing to Drupal, but don't have the coding skills or experience necessary? Good news, now you have an awesome opportunity to contribute! Drupal is currently in the application process to be a part of the Google Code-In ( http://www.google-melange.com/gci/homepage/google/gci2014 ) contest for pre-university students ages 13-17. Our current need is building a list of quality tasks for students to work on during the contest. Please realize these don't have to be code related tasks, but should fit into one of the following five categories: Code, Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research, Quality Assurance, User Interface.
The application process started Tuesday October 28th and ends this Monday November 10th. Our goal is to submit an application with at least 50 quality tasks. Please contribue by adding task ideas directly our open to the public Google Spreadsheet ( https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sFf5wnuCSkNauNw26-Kml0snplF4Fx0j... ) until midnight UTC-6 Sunday November 9th. After that, we need to see if Drupal is approved for the contest. If approved, we will need help creating, documenting, and mentoring an additional 100-200 tasks. The more tasks we setup the more opportunities we have to contribue to Drupal.
Did you know that organizations accepted into the GCI contest send the top two students on an all expense paid trip to Google in Mountain View with a parent/guardian ( http://www.google-melange.com/gci/document/show/gci_program/google/gci20... )? I know that I would be very excited as a young computer nerd to even have a chance to participate in such a program. As a community, we have a very good chance to make connections with young students who could end up spending a good amount of time focusing on Drupal after completing the contest. A good way to find quality contributors might be Drupal sending a few young people to California/GoogleHQ...
"Code-In can be thought of as the "Summer of Code" for pre-university students. Rather than specific coding projects, students age 13-17 take on smaller tasks in five categories: Code, Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research, Quality Assurance, User Interface."
Details @links that explain everything about the contest:
- Official Website @ http://www.google-melange.com/gci/homepage/google/gci2014
- Drupal's group to communicate about Code-In @ https://groups.drupal.org/google-code-in
- Drupal's spreadsheet to add code-in tasks pre-application @ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sFf5wnuCSkNauNw26-Kml0snplF4Fx0j...
- Drupal's issue queue after application @ https://drupal.org/project/issues/gci
- Tue Oct 28 - Application Period Starts
- Mon Nov 10 - Application Period Ends
- Wed Nov 12 - Accepted Organizations Announced
- Mon Dec 01 - Contest Begins
- Wed Jan 21 - Contest Ends
- Mon Jan 26 - Deadline for mentor orgs to submit evaluations
How can I help?:
Utilize this wiki to organize our application for Google's Code-In 2014 contest. Our plan is to have an initial application draft ready this Friday November 7th. Please edit this wiki and add your feedback. Application URL @ http://www.google-melange.com/gci/org/application/google/gci2014
Organization id: Drupal
Organization ID is used as part of various URL links throughout the site. You may reuse the same id for different years of the program. ASCII alphanumeric characters, digits, and underscores only.
Hi open source enthusiasts,
We’re excited to announce that the fifth edition of the Google Code-in 2014 contest  will start December 1st for students and run until January 19th, 2015 . Teenagers from around the world will have the opportunity to work with real open source software projects by working on tasks including coding, documentation, outreach, training and user interface tasks. Over the past four years we have had 1575 students from 78 countries work on tasks for over 30 open source projects.Read more
Drupal's Google Code-In contest is now considered an official "Organization" on Drupal.org thanks to a discussion @ https://www.drupal.org/node/2329051 and our organization can be found @ https://www.drupal.org/node/2332543 . Our GCI project contributions need to be proudly listed, but how should we go about this? Any ideas on how to organize all this awesome information at our new organization node?
Our GSoC/GCI BoF at Drupalcon Amsterdam is on the schedule for Wednesday October 1st 2014 at 10:45-11:45 in room:G111 "Adyax".Read more
It's official. Our GSoC/GCI BoF at Drupalcon Austin is on the schedule for Tuesday June 3rd 3:45pm-4:45pm in room 10A "Ashday" on 3rd floor. BoF will take place after the afternoon break. Anyone interested in learning more about Google's Summer of Code and/or Code-In is encouraged to join. Current GSoC students and mentors attending Drupalcon are advised to attend as meeting with our peers in person is invaluable. This BoF will provide us a chance to meet in person to discuss past, present, and future initiatives to ensure Drupal's success in both programs.
We hope to see you there!
To register as a mentor, please sign up on the spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sFf5wnuCSkNauNw26-Kml0snplF4Fx0j...Read more
The Google Code-In recently ended and GSoC applications are closed. Now it's time to start preparing for next year's competition. One large problem regarding the contest is that there is not much involvement within development communities, which means many potential students aren't being introduced to the world of open source. This shows that Drupal, as a community, needs to encourage the future generation of programmers to contribute to open source, which this contest does a great job of doing.
How can we find and encourage these interested students?Read more