Hi, Google Code-in is about to start:
We have currently 72 tasks published and 13 mentors. We are still
looking for more mentors and tasks. If you are interested, contact me.
This is the first time Wikimedia participates in this program and the
only certain prediction at this point is that we all will learn a lot.
We have been warned that especially the first two weeks will be quite
messy, with many impatient newcomers landing in our community channels
and asking for help / feedback / review. Please be kind with them.
Things will eventually settle down, partially because our documentation
will be better, partially because the students interested in Wikimedia
will be familiar with the basics and will know where/how to ask.
answers and links to answers for the frequently asked questions. Try to
answer GCI students with links to the appropriate pages, and try to
assure that such links are available at our GCI wiki page.
Thank you for your patience. I have no doubt that your direct or
indirect help will pay off with better documentation for all kinds of
newcomers interested in many areas of contribution.
/me goes to prepare a hot beverage. It is going to be fun.
Technical Contributor Coordinator @ Wikimedia Foundation