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From Roman Shaposhnik <ro...@shaposhnik.org>
Subject Fwd: Seeking Mentors for Google Code-In 2017
Date Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:21:05 GMT
FYI. Not sure if this is something we participate as much as GSoC but I
think it would
be useful for some projects to get into this program.

Thanks,
Roman.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ed Cable <edcable@mifos.org>
Date: Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 1:05 AM
Subject: Seeking Mentors for Google Code-In 2017
To: Dev <dev@fineract.apache.org>, Mifos software development <
mifos-developer@lists.sourceforge.net>, mifos-users <
mifos-users@lists.sourceforge.net>, user@fineract.apache.org


Hello Mifos and Apache Fineract communities,

Google just announced it's Google Code-In program will be occurring once
again for the 8th consecutive year. The Mifos Initiative will likely once
again apply to participate in Google Code-In in 2017.

This is Google's program to help introduce pre-university students to open
source where students compete to complete as many bite-sized tasks (3 to 5
hours) as possible across the following buckets: Code,
Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research, Quality Assurance, or User
Interface.

We participated last year and it was an honor to work with talented high
school students and a great way to get many of our newest community members
mobilized as mentors.

Please read our wrap-up post - http://mifos.org/blog/2016-
google-code-in-wrap-up/ - and Rajan's post about his trip to the GCI event -
http://mifos.org/blog/2017-gci-grand-prize-trip/- on our blog.

Before we submit our application, I wanted to begin capturing who would
like to serve as a mentor. For all of our recent GSOC interns, this is a
great way to begin deepening your role in the community.

This call for mentoring is open to to everyone - you don't have to be a
developer as we need mentors for students working on all the domains.

If you're interested in mentoring, please fill out the form at
https://goo.gl/forms/CI8xbg04hgkLMpmL2 or respond to this mailing list
thread.

A critical part of a successful GCI is a wealth of small tasks - we'll soon
begin generating our list so put on your thinking cap of work you'd like to
see done.

More on the 2017 GCI program can be found below.

Cheers,

Ed

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: 'Stephanie Taylor' via Google Code-in Mentors <
gci-mentors@googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 9:49 AM
Subject: [GCI-mentors] Google Code-in 2017 is on!
To: Google Code-in Mentors <gci-mentors@googlegroups.com>


Hello,

We are pleased to announce Google Code-in 2017 <http://g.co/gci>, the 8th
straight year of the program for pre-university students ages 13-17.

The GCI timeline, FAQs, Rules and flyers have been updated on the contest
site <http://g.co/gci>.

Organizations -- If you would like to apply for the 2017 program please
start thinking about the tasks you would like students to work on and also
reach out to your community members to ask if they would like to be mentors
for the program. Applications open for GCI orgs very soon - on October 9th,
and close 2 weeks later on October 24th. We will announce organizations on
Thursday, October 26th giving orgs over a month to create their tasks
before the contest begins on November 28th.

We are looking to continue the growth of this program and reach a record
number of teenagers this year! Read more on today’s blog post
<https://opensource.googleblog.com/2017/09/announcing-google-code-in-2017.html>
.

If you have any questions about Google Code-in please contact us at
gci-support@google.com

Best,

Stephanie

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