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From Ulrich Stärk <...@spielviel.de>
Subject Re: Fwd: [GSoC Mentors] Google Code-in 2012 Contest announced for 13-17 year old students interested in open source
Date Mon, 24 Sep 2012 21:28:40 GMT
Best post to code-awards, that's the place where the mentors are.

Or even to pmcs@.

Uli

On 24.09.2012 22:13, Luciano Resende wrote:
> FYI, Any mentor volunteers for this year Google Code-in ?
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Stephanie Taylor <sttaylor@google.com>
> Date: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 11:09 AM
> Subject: [GSoC Mentors] Google Code-in 2012 Contest announced for 13-17
> year old students interested in open source
> To: Google Summer of Code Mentors List <
> google-summer-of-code-mentors-list@googlegroups.com>
> 
> 
> Hello GSoC Mentors,
> 
> We are excited to announce [0] that we will be running the Google Code-in
> [1] contest for 13-17 pre-university students again this fall.  The contest
> will begin for students on Monday, November 26th, 2012 [2].
> 
> Organizations will be able to apply to be one of the 10 mentoring
> organizations beginning Monday, October 22nd (the Monday after the GSoC
> Mentor Summit in Mountain View, CA).  We will have a session on Google
> Code-in during the Mentor Summit for people to learn more about the program
> and for previous mentors and org admins to give us their feedback and
> thoughts on the program.
> 
> When you read through the Contest Rules for this year you will notice some
> major changes that we implemented based on your feedback and student
> feedback from last year. The main points are below with more mentor
> information on the GCI Wiki [3].
> 
>    - The point system has been overhauled and now every task is worth one
>    point.  The 5 students with the highest number of completed tasks with your
>    org will be the pool from which you, the mentoring org, will choose your 2
>    Grand Prize winners based on the overall complete body of work of those 5
>    students.
>    - There will be 10 Mentoring Orgs for a total of 20 Grand Prize Winners
>    (compared to 10 last year).
>    - Translation tasks will no longer be a part of the Google Code-in
>    contest, either as its own category or as a part of documentation efforts.
>    - If students want to go for the Grand Prize they will work
>    predominantly with one org and will hopefully become involved with the
>    community of that org and will stay long after the GCI contest is over.
>    - Students will not earn cash prizes for their work.  They will earn
>    certificates and t-shirts and then they can go for the grand prize if they
>    wish.
>    - The contest was shortened by a week at the beginning of the contest
>    period so it will now start after the Thanksgiving holidays in the USA.
> 
> 
> We hope you will help us spread the word about the Google Code-in contest
> so we can introduce more young developers to the wonderful world of open
> source.  If you will be going to any talks or conferences aimed at
> pre-university students in the next couple of months we would be happy to
> send you some stickers for GCI. Please contact me directly at
> sttaylor@google.com.
> 
> [0]
> http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2012/09/google-code-in-contest-for-high-school.html
> [1] http://www.google-melange.com/gci/homepage/google/gci2012
> [2] http://www.google-melange.com/gci/events/google/gci2012
>  [3] http://code.google.com/p/google-code-in/wiki/GCIMentorInformation2012
> 
> 
> Best,
> Stephanie Taylor
> 
> Stephanie Taylor | Open Source Programs, Google |  sttaylor@google.com |
> 650-214-1656
> 
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