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From Nayan Ambali <>
Subject Re: Interested in being a mentor for Google Code-In?
Date Wed, 26 Oct 2016 02:14:40 GMT

Thanks for the fyi note!

We are planning to participate in GCI with "Mifos Initiative" spirit and
there is no doubt it.

And please note, GSoC and GCI are two different events.

@Ed, please add more clarification if required.

Nayan Ambali

On 26 Oct 2016 7:21 a.m., "Roman Shaposhnik" <> wrote:

While having Mifos participate in GSoC would be great,
it doesn't really matter than much for Fineract sine ASF
always participates as well.

Just wanted to let y'all know.


On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 2:25 PM, Ed Cable <> wrote:
> Hello community,
> We are considering applying to be a mentoring organization for Google
> Code-In <>. Google
> Code-In is a program run by Google aimed towards pre-university students
> 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.
> The GCI timeline can be found at:
> Important dates include:
> - Mentoring Org Application Deadline: Oct 24
> - Accepted Orgs Announced: Nov 7 - this is when we begin listing out all
> our tasks
> - Students begin working: Nov 28 - this is when students start working and
> we must be quick to mentor, and review and close off tasks as completed.
> - last date to submit tasks - Jan 16 - students must complete all work on
> competing tasks.
> We last participated in 2014 and were very pleased and impressed withe
> output of our students who contributed more than 650 hours. However, this
> program is very intensive and requires the strong and active commitment of
> mentors. Unlike Google Summer of Code where the mentorship is heaviest up
> front and then the students work somewhat independently throughout the
> summer, Google Code-In is intensive with hands-on engagement the entire
> time since we must keep a steady pool of hundreds of open tasks and review
> and mentor students as they complete their tasks.
> Before we even consider applying, I want to put a call out to all members
> of the community to see if they're interested in mentoring - this would
> both involve coming up with tasks, mentoring students as they complete
> tasks, and reviewing the completed tasks.
> You don't need to be a developer to participate as the tasks are technical
> and non-technical in nature.
> If interested in mentoring, please email me within the next two days or
> fill out this quick Google Form -
> Based on interest level, we'll determine if we apply.
> --
> *Ed Cable*
> Director of Community Programs, Mifos Initiative
> | Skype: edcable | Mobile: +1.484.477.8649
> *Collectively Creating a World of 3 Billion Maries | *
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