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.
---------- Forwarded message ---------- 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 To: "[hidden email]" <[hidden email]>
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.
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