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From Roman Shaposhnik <ro...@shaposhnik.org>
Subject Re: Interested in being a mentor for Google Code-In?
Date Wed, 02 Nov 2016 03:52:00 GMT
FYI: I'm sure Mifos has its own legal council, but you may be interested
in ASF's legal council take on this program:
    http://markmail.org/message/jrytcwoiaky5dny7

Thanks,
Roman.

On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 8:43 PM, Nayan Ambali <nayan.ambali@gmail.com> wrote:
> Sure Ed,
>
> Please use the label "GCI" to tag Google Code-In tasks, refer this link
> <https://mifosforge.jira.com/browse/MIFOSX-1811?jql=project%20%3D%20MIFOSX%20AND%20status%20in%20(Open%2C%20Reopened%2C%20%22To%20Do%22)%20AND%20resolution%20%3D%20Unresolved%20AND%20labels%20%3D%20GCI%20ORDER%20BY%20priority%20DESC%2C%20updated%20DESC>
> for
> reference.
>
> As Ed said, tasks need to me simple, introductory and can be doable within
> 1 to 2 days and need not restrict to only coding, it could be cleaning of
> user manuals, installation guides or other training materials, please refer
> example tasks given by GCI at  "bite-sized tasks
> <https://developers.google.com/open-source/gci/resources/example-tasks>"
>
> -
> Nayan Ambali
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, 2 Nov 2016 at 05:02 Ed Cable <edcable@mifos.org> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Based on the level of interest in acting as mentors from across the
>> community, I will be applying for GCI as the Mifos Initiative.
>>
>> For all those who've expressed an interest in mentoring, I want to
>> emphasize once more how involved you must be - we need to have hundreds of
>> tasks and be extremely prompt in reviewing completed tasks. If we are able
>> to get accepted, we will be notified on November 7 and will have 3 weeks to
>> build out our initial list of tasks which should be 200+ to start.
>>
>> Ed
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 2:25 PM, Ed Cable <edcable@mifos.org> wrote:
>>
>> > Hello community,
>> >
>> > We are considering applying to be a mentoring organization for Google
>> > Code-In <https://developers.google.com/open-source/gci/timeline>. 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: https://developers.google.
>> > com/open-source/gci/timeline
>> >
>> > 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 - https://goo.gl/forms/V7NDMbbCaHx2VFHI3
>> >
>> > Based on interest level, we'll determine if we apply.
>> >
>> > --
>> > *Ed Cable*
>> > Director of Community Programs, Mifos Initiative
>> > edcable@mifos.org | Skype: edcable | Mobile: +1.484.477.8649
>> <+1%20484-477-8649>
>> >
>> > *Collectively Creating a World of 3 Billion Maries | *http://mifos.org
>> > <http://facebook.com/mifos>  <http://www.twitter.com/mifos>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>> --
>> *Ed Cable*
>> Director of Community Programs, Mifos Initiative
>> edcable@mifos.org | Skype: edcable | Mobile: +1.484.477.8649
>> <+1%20484-477-8649>
>>
>> *Collectively Creating a World of 3 Billion Maries | *http://mifos.org
>> <http://facebook.com/mifos>  <http://www.twitter.com/mifos>
>>

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