Google Code-In 2015 - Announcement and Application

Slurpee's picture

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 ( https://codein.withgoogle.com ) 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 November 3rd and ends next Wednesday November 11th. 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/1BiVxgIpaJBDbh2-v-CCBxbA31U58Jofx... ) 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 150-500 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? 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...

Details @links that explain everything about the contest:

Timeline:

  • Tue Nov 03 - Application Period Starts
  • Wed Nov 11 - Application Period Ends
  • Fri Nov 13 - Accepted Organizations Announced
  • Mon Dec 07 - Contest Begins
  • Mon Jan 25 - Contest Ends
  • Wed Jan 27 - Deadline for mentor orgs to submit evaluations



How can I help?:

  • Create Tasks
  • Review Tasks
    • Need at least 25 tasks for application, but will require 100-200 tasks if accepted.
      • Help is needed to review and verify tasks are properly documented.
      • Tasks will be ready for review/feedback for all skill levels fo mentors.
  • Mentor Tasks
    • Feel free to take ownership of tasks by becoming the primary contact.
      • Be apart of the entire process of creating, reviewing, mentoring, commenting, and approving completed tasks.
        • You might end up mentoring the next webchick!
    • Mentoring is not required for creating tasks, simply leave the mentor field blank.
  • IRC  #drupal-google
    • Hangoout and provide support to potential students/mentors
  • Do you or anyone you know work at an educational facility with 13-17 year olds? If so, spread the word of GCI!

 

Feel free to contact me or create nodes in the g.d.o group for additional information.


- Matthew@Lechleider.com
aka Slurpee

Comments

Apllication confirmation

TomTar's picture

Hi!
When will I receive confirmation of my application?

Cheers,
Tom
http://nunubaba.pl

Hello there! I believe you

tadityar's picture

Hello there!

I believe you are applying as a student? The application for GCI 2015 is not open for students yet, it's still in organizational application phase (you can see the full timeline here). Thanks for your interest in Drupal though! In the meanwhile you can see past years tasks :)

It is only for students?

Noemi libri's picture

Hello, I write little English, I did not understand everything.
This article begins:
"Are you interested in contributing to Drupal, but do not have the coding skills or experience necessary? Good news, now you have an awesome opportunity to contribute!"

But then it says that it is only for students 13 to 17 years? It is only for students? There is a way to participate even if you are older than age? I am 22 years old.

Welcom

Slurpee's picture

Hello Neomi. The contest is for students ages 13-17, but we need experienced mentors able to help the students. Join us in #drupal-google on IRC when you have some time or contact me directly if interested.

Mentors?

Slurpee's picture

Any mentors interested participating? Please add your name to our list @ https://goo.gl/nTPfKU - we're hoping to add a few more mentors to our list to finalize our application tomorrow. Tell your friends :)

GCI 2015 Application Submitted

Slurpee's picture

Drupal has officially submitted our Google Code-In 2015 application. Accepted organizations will be notified Nov 13th 2015, 15:00 (EST). More info soon...

Con

Slurpee's picture

Congratulations. Drupal was approved to participate in Google Code-in 2015. More info soon...

GCI 2015-16 Started!

Slurpee's picture

Google Code-in 2015-16 started earlier today. Join us in #drupal-google if you can help with new students or contact me directly if you're interested in mentoring.

Google

Oscar852's picture

Google Code-in is a contest to introduce pre-university students (ages 13-17) to the many kinds of contributions that make free and open source software (FOSS) development possible. Students must complete tasks, one at a time. 300-101 Exam It is sponsored and run by Google. The Wikimedia Foundation has participated since 2013.

Google Code-In

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