What is open source? ● Computer software where the source code is distributed under an open source license that allows anyone to study, change, improve and distribute the software. ● Promotes collaboration ● Community of developers

What is Google Code-in? ● Online, global contest for 13-17 year old pre-university students ● Introduction to open source software development ● Students have the opportunity to work with real open source organizations ● Students earn prizes for their work

How does Google Code-in work? ● Orgs create tasks for students to work on ● Students choose tasks that interest them ● Tasks take 3-5 hours to complete ● 1+ mentor assigned to each task ● Student submits work for review ● Mentor reviews work ● If accepted, student can claim another task

Types of Tasks Generally take 3-5 hours to complete ● Coding ● Documentation/Training ● User Interface ● Outreach/Research ● Quality Assurance

Beginner tasks ● Great way to get started in the contest ● Become familiar with how the org works ● Build confidence ● Students can complete up to 2 beginner tasks

Why should you participate? ● Apply skills from class to a real software org ● Learn new skills: creating patches, using version control, distributed development, working collaboratively ● Become part of the community ● Easy entry, mentors there to help guide you (online) ● OS software isn’t just about coding - variety of types of tasks ● See your work being used by thousands, even millions, maybe even become a committer on a project

Prizes ● 1 task = Digital Certificate of completion ● 3 tasks = Google t-shirt and a digital certificate ● 5 Finalists from each org = hooded sweatshirt, t-shirt, digital certificate ● Grand Prize Winners (2 from each org -- 28 in 2015) will receive an all expenses paid trip to Google HQ for themselves and a parent or legal guardian in June 2017

Grand Prize Winners ● Each open source organization will choose 2 Winners ● Winners are chosen from the 10 students who complete the most tasks from each organization ● Organizations will evaluate a student’s work based on creativity, thoroughness and quality of work, community involvement ● Grand Prize winners receive 4 day trip for themselves and a parent to Google’s headquarters in June the next year

How can I prepare for GCI? ● Read through the Guides on g.co/gci: Getting Started, How to use IRC, Etiquette, FAQs ● Contest Rules - you and your parent should read them ● Look at tasks completed by students last year - Samples ● Questions for Google Administrators: [email protected]

Timeline for GCI 2016? November 7:

Mentoring organizations announced

November 28:

Contest starts for students

January 13, 2017:

Last day for students to claim tasks

January 16, 2017:

Contest ends

January 30, 2017:

Winners and Finalists announced

Questions? [email protected]

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