Google Code-in 2014 is on!

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Stephanie Taylor

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Oct 6, 2014, 1:01:04 PM10/6/14
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Hi open source enthusiasts,

We’re excited to announce that the fifth edition of the Google Code-in 2014 contest [0] will start December 1st for students and run until January 19th, 2015 [1]. Teenagers from around the world will have the opportunity to work with real open source software projects by working on tasks including coding, documentation, outreach, training and user interface tasks. Over the past four years we have had 1575 students from 78 countries work on tasks for over 30 open source projects.

We’re looking forward to another fun and exciting contest this year and hope you’ll participate yourself if you are eligible and also spread the word to friends, family, and colleagues about the program. Please check out the timeline [1] for more important dates.

Please see our blog post [2], FAQs [3], and the contest site [4] for contest rules and other details on the contest. You can also sign up for the contest discussion list [5]. Our program website [6] has slide decks, logos, a getting started guide and other information that can help you plan for this year's contest too.


You can register as a student once the contest begins on Monday, December 1st at 17:00 UTC.


If you are part of an open source organization that would like to apply to be a mentoring organization for this year's contest the applications open for organizations on Monday, October 27th and end on Monday, November 10th.


Help us spread the word to the teens in your life. 


[0] - developers.google.com/open-source/gci

[1] - http://www.google-melange.com/gci/events/google/gci2014

[2] - http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2014/10/google-summer-of-code-2015-and-google.html

[3] - http://www.google-melange.com/gci/document/show/gci_program/google/gci2014/help_page

[4] - google-melange.com

[5] - http://groups.google.com/group/gci-discuss

[6]  - https://developers.google.com/open-source/gci/


Cheers,

The Google OSPO Team


Michael de Borst

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Oct 8, 2014, 12:15:41 PM10/8/14
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Hey Stephanie,

I'm new to this contest and might I ask what programming languages will appear in the contest? I know the mentoring organisations haven't even applied etc but could you give me a range of what might be necessary.
Thanks in advance

Michael de Borst

Gauravjeet Singh

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Oct 8, 2014, 2:04:50 PM10/8/14
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On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 11:24 PM, Gauravjeet Singh
<gaurav.i...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 9:45 PM, Michael de Borst
> <michael...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm new to this contest and might I ask what programming languages will appear in the contest? I know the mentoring organisations haven't even applied etc but could you give me a range of what might be necessary.
>> Thanks in advance
>
> Hey Michael,
>
> This Contest is not language oriented instead it's task oriented. The
> organisations that are decided can put four types of task, out of
> which one category is coding task. The programming language depends on
> nature of these tasks.
> Still if you want some example go to previous code in website i.e GCI
> 2013 and have a look at some those tasks
>
> Here is the link to the previous year website.
> http://www.google-melange.com/gci/homepage/google/gci2013
>
>
> --
> The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
>
> Gauravjeet singh
> http://github.com/gauravjeetsingh
> www.ishwerdas.com/



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Stephanie Taylor

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Oct 8, 2014, 2:07:18 PM10/8/14
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Hello,

There will be a variety of different coding languages represented by the mentoring organizations. Generally there will be some that use Java, C++, Python, C, PHP, etc.

Best,
Stephanie



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Mark Tannous

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Nov 11, 2014, 1:28:52 PM11/11/14
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Hello Stephanie,

Last year's GCI featured very little front-end specific tasks. I managed to grab a few icon changes, button designs and brochure designs but that was about it. Will we be seeing more graphic/web design oriented tasks this year?

Regards,
Marc

Stephanie Taylor

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Nov 12, 2014, 3:51:51 PM11/12/14
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Hi Mark,

Each org has their own needs for GCI so I won't really know until the contest starts how many front-end specific tasks there will be. I do know that a couple of orgs I talked to at the GSOC reunion a few weeks ago indicated they had more UI type tasks this year than in the past so hopefully that will interest you.

Best,
Stephanie

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Google Code-in, a global, online contest introducing 13-17 year old students to open source software development runs from December 1 - January 19, 2015. 

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