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[Bug 711572] [AI] Google Code-in

Bryen Yunashko <suseROCKS@xxxxxxxxx> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Bryen Yunashko <suseROCKS@xxxxxxxxx> 2011-08-22 04:13:03
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I have reviewed the official Google Code-In page at

1. All information on Code-In refers to last year's contest. There is no
current indication of the next contest date.

2. Last year's contest ran from November 22-January 10. Approximately 7 weeks

3. Information on GCI site does not indicate what responsibilities/benefits a
mentoring organization receives.

4. Students get $100 (USD) for every 3 tasks they complete.

5. Students are defined as pre-college between the age of 13 - 18.

As there is no information about the next Code-In date, we aren't even sure at
this time if we should be planning for it.


- Excellent opportunity to build relationships with young individuals and
create long-lasting ties to the openSUSE Project.
- Potential to get some work done including documentation and other general
community-related tasks.

- The mentoring period falls on a holiday season and thus we might have a
challenge to find adequate mentors to work with students.
- There is no indication that a 2012 GCI contest exists. We *might* be
preparing ourselves for nothing. (But then again if we create a comprehensive
list of tasks we can use it for other initiatives, not just for CGI.)

- Build a list of tasks that match the categories mentioned in the CGI FAQ.
-- Communicate to all openSUSE teams to get their ideas for tasks
- Contact Google to find out more about their plans for GCI Contest.
- Contact Google to find out more about the requirements/benefits for Mentoring
- Contact the openSUSE GSoC mentors to get their feedback on ways to improve
the GCI mentoring process.
- Find someone willing to organize this once we have confirmation that GCI will

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