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Code-In 2015 - Call for Mentors

We try not to post too much about Google's Code-In contest for students ages 13-17 in our Summer of Code group. However, we're currently looking for mentors to sign up for GCI 2015 @ https://goo.gl/nTPfKU

Join our specific group to learn more about contributing @ https://groups.drupal.org/google-code-in

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Google Code-In 2015 - Announcement and Application

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.

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GCI 2014 Wrap Up and GSoC 2015 Kick Off

Congratulations to Google Code-In Winners

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Google Code-In 2014 starts Dec 1st and Drupal is back!

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!

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Google Code-In 2014 - Announcement and Application

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...

GCI Summary:
"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:

Timeline:

  • 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



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  • Submit pre-application task ideas @ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sFf5wnuCSkNauNw26-Kml0snplF4Fx0jtw5xGWNSUeY
  • At least 25 tasks to apply (5 in each of the 5 categories)
  • Register as a mentor by listing your personal details and availability in task spreadsheet.
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    Google Code-in 2014 is on!

    Hi open source enthusiasts,

    We’re excited to announce that the fifth edition of the Google Code-in 2014 contest [0] will start December 1st for students and run until January 19th, 2015 [1]. 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.

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    GCI is now an official drupal.org Organization

    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?

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    Drupal Google Code-In Outreach

    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?

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    It was fun GCI, Welcome back GSoC

    Originally posted in our GSoC group. More info about GCI in a few months...Join us in #drupal-google or the new group if you want to learn more @ https://groups.drupal.org/google-summer-code

    Our awesome community recently became a bit more awesome. Drupal was accepted into Google's Summer of Code 2014! Student applications started March 10th and are open until March 21st. It's not too late to become a student, mentor, or submit a project idea. Not available to join the GSoC fun...maybe you can send an email to your alumni university mailing list?

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    It was fun GCI, Welcome back GSoC

    Our awesome community recently became a bit more awesome. Drupal was accepted into Google's Summer of Code 2014! Student applications started March 10th and are open until March 21st. It's not too late to become a student, mentor, or submit a project idea. Not available to join the GSoC fun...maybe you can send an email to your alumni university mailing list?

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