Fwd: [gci-announce] Google Code-in 2015 Mentoring Organizations announced
Christopher Sean Morrison <brlcad@...
2015-11-14 21:16:49 GMT
In case anyone was wondering, I did not apply for BRL-CAD to participate in GCI 2015.
I spoke with several mentors and Google staffers about it at length. The difficult decision was made due to a number of factors. Some of those are that we have 150+ patches that remain unintegrated, we’re behind schedule on releases with a large peer review backlog, we have a new website to deploy, our communications are suffering from a paralysis effect, and our mentors simply need to take a break.
You all worked really hard last year and I thank everyone for their efforts — particularly our GCI 2014 mentors that really stepped up to the table. I estimate that we received about 6-12 years of useful work, more than double the previous year. There’s a new rule being enforced for this year’s GCI that will probably preclude there from being nearly as much activity, but a break is still in order at least until we get through our backlog.
If anyone would like to take on a leadership role to help us get caught up, please contact me privately. The three areas we currently need the most help are:
1) someone to send out regular communications updates (weekly)
2) someone to finish the new website (merge GCI work, sync, deploy)
3) someone to review+integrate patches
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Subject: [gci-announce] Google Code-in 2015 Mentoring Organizations announced
Date: November 13, 2015 at 5:38:52 PM EST
We have determined the 14 open source organizations that will be acting as mentoring orgs for Google Code-in 2015. These orgs are developing thousands of tasks that students will be able to choose from in categories including coding, documentation, outreach, research, training, user interface and quality assurance. Students will be able to register for the contest and start claiming and working on tasks when the contest begins Monday, December 7th. Check out our contest site at g.co/codein for more details on each organization.
Students, you should read about the work each of the organizations is doing to help you decide which organizations you may want to work when the contest opens on December 7th. Each organization has a homepage discussing what they do as well as the coding languages they use for development.
Google Code-in 2015 Mentoring Organizations:
Copyleft Games Group
For more information check out our Frequently Asked Questions, Contest Rules and today's blog post
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