Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Re: Google Code In Opportunities

Hi Nicholas,
Are flavours able to participate in this mentorship? Quite certain Ubuntu GNOME could come up with a handful or more of tasks, that fit into
those requirements.


On 25/11/15 07:46, Nicholas Skaggs wrote:
> Hello everyone! As you may have heard, ubuntu has been accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Code In (GCI). GCI is a opportunity for
> high school students to learn about and participate in open source communities. Mentoring organizations create tasks and review the students
> work. Google then provides rewards for those students who do the best work. The contest is very similar to GSOC, but is much shorter, and
> isn't intended for intense mentoring. The contest runs from December 7, 2015 to January 25, 2016.
> As part of being a mentoring organization, we are committed to creating 100+ tasks for students to work on during GCI. This involves finding
> mentors who are willing to write up tasks, and agree to answer questions and review the task when it's complete. A task is a simple item of
> work that can be completed in 2-5 hours. As a mentor, it's not intended for you to train or teach any skills; the students should have those
> skills before attempting the task. You can find a full list of details about mentoring and what it entails here[1], as well as on the
> community portal that describes our role and goals for the contest[2]. You can create a be a mentor for as little as a single task, and we
> appreciate all the tasks and mentors we get. .
> In short, this is an excellent opportunity to reach high school students and inform them about ubuntu and the opportunities they have within
> ubuntu and open source. I hope you consider taking part. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, don't hesitate to get in touch
> with myself, Alan Pope, or José Antonio Rey who are acting as mentors for the organization. Look for some new faces in ubuntu soon!
> Thanks for your consideration,
> Nicholas
> 1. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GoogleCodeIn
> 2. http://community.ubuntu.com/contribute/google-code-in/

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