Heads-up of students interacting with MapServer community
I had earlier sent a message out to OSGeo's Discuss mailing list, but
should have sent one here also: young highschool students are now
competing in a Google contest called the "Code-In" where 1400+ young
students from around the world (500+ schools) do short 3-5 hour tasks in
Open Source projects.
This year we/OSGeo submitted our first application to participate, and
we were accepted (only 25 projects/organizations were approved).
For MapServer, Assefa and I have created a few tasks (as "mentors" for
the students), which some of you might have seen reported here on the
dev list. Just fun ways to get students interested in MapServer.
The contest runs until 18 January.
I hope this tradition continues for OSGeo every year now.
-on behalf of GCI admins
(I'm helping admin, and as a mentor for students)