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From Luciano Resende <>
Subject Fwd: [GSoC Mentors] Google Code-in 2012 Contest announced for 13-17 year old students interested in open source
Date Mon, 24 Sep 2012 20:13:28 GMT
FYI, Any mentor volunteers for this year Google Code-in ?

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From: Stephanie Taylor <>
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 <>

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
   - 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
   - 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


Stephanie Taylor

Stephanie Taylor | Open Source Programs, Google | |

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