this, and I'm sure they have some tasks that could lighten there
workloads and introduce the students to the greater ubuntu ecosystem.
Tasks are intended to be a part of one or more of the following categories:
Documentation / Training
Outreach and Research
As you can tell, there are plenty of non-coding tasks that fit nicely in
here. Promotion and documentation is something I think all projects
could use help with.
On 11/25/2015 01:34 AM, Tim wrote:
> 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, as well as on the
>> community portal that describes our role and goals for the contest. 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,
>> 1. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GoogleCodeIn
>> 2. http://community.ubuntu.com/contribute/google-code-in/
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