Fwd: Re: Google Code In Opportunities
amjjawad at gnome.org
Tue Dec 1 11:01:57 UTC 2015
On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 2:30 PM, Tim <darkxst at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> Did any sub-teams want to participate in mentoring for this? If so the
> deadline for submitting tasks is Dec 7th.
> Let me know if you are interested, as mentioned below in the emails,
> doesnt just have to be coding tasks, can include QA, documentation etc
I'm very interested :D
I was wondering though if what Nicholas mentioned are the only options? I
mean, I can do more than documentation and QA ..
> On 26/11/15 09:51, Tim wrote:
> > Hey All,
> > Please see the below messages about participating in Google code in.
> > I'm sure most teams could find some tasks to add to this, could be a
> good oppurtunity to get new contributors ;)
> > Tim
> > -------- Forwarded Message --------
> > Subject: Re: Google Code In Opportunities
> > Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:39:32 -0500
> > From: Nicholas Skaggs <nicholas.skaggs at canonical.com>
> > To: Tim <darkxst at fastmail.fm>, ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
> > Tim, most definitely! I agree that I think flavours would benefit from
> > 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
> > Coding
> > Documentation / Training
> > Outreach and Research
> > Quality Assurance
> > User Interface
> > 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.
> > Nicholas
> > 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.
> >> Tim
> >> 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
> >>> 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
> >>> 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,
> >>> Nicholas
> >>> 1. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GoogleCodeIn
> >>> 2. http://community.ubuntu.com/contribute/google-code-in/
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