On 10/22/2012 06:31 PM, Sumana Harihareswara wrote:
Last year we decided not to participate in Google
, an outreach program to help us get more 13-to-17-year-old
contributors. I outlined the reasons here:
This year, we are again eligible to apply to participate. I estimate
that we'd need about 2 organizational administrators and 21 mentors to
do it well. So I've opened signups at
and explained what those
people would be committing to. If you want us to apply to participate
in GCI this winter, please comment on that page by November 1st. Thanks.
I wanted to ping the list again about this....our project and others
will really benefit from having new contributors, and the tech community
at large will benefit from the education we can help provide these
students. And of course, it means new community members and a generally
more informed public.
Please consider signing the list before the deadline, I'd really love to
see this program happen. I'm willing to help a lot, but I can't do it all!
We weren't able to get enough mentors to sign up to do Google Code-In,
so we will not be participating. I know this disappoints some of you;
we do want to encourage new participants, and we want some structured
mentorship that isn't just Google Summer of Code. I will start a new
thread about a more suitable program for us to participate in. :-)
Engineering Community Manager