[Tux4kids-tuxtype-dev] Google Code-In 2011
davidstuartbruce at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 00:40:41 UTC 2011
Tonight I'm filling out the application for this year's Google
Code-In, the contest for students 13-18 (prior to 2010, it was called
Google Highly Open Participation or GHOP). We participated last year
with great success. The contest involves posting numerous tasks
(similar in scope to a high school homework assignment or project),
that are in some way contributory to our programs. Unlike GSoC, the
tasks need not involve coding. Translations, artwork, music,
documentation, and even publicity/promotion are all acceptable.
Mainly, we need a few folks who are willing to serve as "mentors".
The mentors mainly post new tasks, check to see what has been turned
in, and review the work to confirm that it deserves a passing grade.
It's not like GSoC mentorship where you are responsible for helping
direct a sizable uni-level project. However, it can be a bit
demanding because the students are under pressure to complete as many
tasks as possible, and they can only have one open task at a time, so
a quick turnaround is needed when they turn their work in.
We have until Nov. 1 to have the application in its final shape, IIRC.
Please respond here with any ideas for tasks, as well as volunteering
to mentor. I haven't checked all the details, but I assume it is like
previous Google projects where you ask to join Tux4Kids once the
preliminary application is submitted.
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