[pgrouting-dev] Fwd: [GCI-private] Call for mentors for the upcoming Google Code-In contest, for kids aged 13-17

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[pgrouting-dev] Fwd: [GCI-private] Call for mentors for the upcoming Google Code-In contest, for kids aged 13-17

Vicky Vergara-2
Hello developers:

We are looking for mentors for the GCI-OSGeo program.
Our goal on this year is to have the students make videos of the pgRouting workshop.
this is the workshop for 2017 (I need to update for current OSGeoLive data, that will happen soon)

The videos are to be short no more than 5 minutes. And one per exercise in the workshop
For example: for this exercise
The student has to have the data already (maybe on a previous exercise that was done), type the query, and get the result.
Add some music to the video. put the link to the exercise on the comment.
When they finish the task, they deliver the link in the GCI evaluation site, we make comments and ask for an improvement if needed, and when we are happy with the video we approve the task.
A task should be evaluated within 3 days of the students delivery.

These are examples of videos made by students the previous year for the OSGeoLive project:

I encourage ex-GSoC students to participate as mentors on the GCI program.

That will give you the experience of being on the other side.
I would like to have at least 5 mentors (I already filled the form asking to be a mentor, so 4 more mentors)  that way not all the work resides on one mentor.
The same task can be done by many students.
Last year I caught a cheating student that copied the video of another student. So I am thinking that we can ask them that the database name be their initials and should be visible on the video.
We must be aware of checking that information when we check the video.

As soon as I finish updating the workshop, I will start generating the tasks.


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From: Jeff McKenna <[hidden email]>
Date: Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 8:26 AM
Subject: [GCI-private] Call for mentors for the upcoming Google Code-In contest, for kids aged 13-17
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This is a call for OSGeo mentors for the Google Code-in contest (where short 3-5 hour tasks are created for kids aged 13-17).  OSGeo participated last year for the first time, where kids performed tasks from 11 OSGeo projects, completing 649 tasks in total over about a 6 week span.  The tasks are short, only 3-5 hours long, and are not only about coding but can be documentation, testing, creating logos, videos, blogs, and fun things that kids like to do.

Interested mentors are asked to fill in the short Google form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jDbLOiQpNbA4wldXo0N5cUDY6aDKkEIvouOL0osAyO0

The contests starts 23 October and ends 12 December, but OSGeo's application is due this coming Monday, so we please if you're interested fill in that Google form right away (having mentors helps our chances to have the application accepted).   You can see the full timeline of the contest at https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Code_In_2018

We'll also have a quick IRC meeting this Thursday, if you have questions etc, please come and ask.  Time: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?year=2018&month=09&day=13&hour=16&min=0  In the IRC channel #osgeo-gsoc (connect directly in your browser through https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=osgeo-gsoc )

Last year we had tasks from projects such as GRASS GIS, pgRouting, MapServer, GeoServer, OpenLayers, OSGeoLive, PostGIS, QGIS, FOSS4G, and gvSIG).  Let's have more this year!!

Please share this to all OSGeo projects (official/incubation/community).  thanks!

-Code-in admins 2018

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