Interesting data of the first week of GCI, shared by the organizers:
1929 students registered (this is already higher than
what we had at
the halfway point last year)
84 countries represented
342 tasks completed by 162 students
Since completed 32 and there are 10 organizations, we are just lightly
below average. I would say this is pretty good considering that it is
our first time.
And no, it's not late for you to join as mentor and bring your tasks. :)
On 11/25/2013 10:51 AM, Quim Gil wrote:
Google Code-in weekly update. Summary:
WE NEED MORE TASKS, URGENTLY!
We are expecting new tasks coming from Mobile, Wikidata, Language and
Lua templates. Still, GCI students are crunching tasks faster than we
are able to create new ones. Please join the party with your tasks!
On 11/19/2013 10:23 AM, Quim Gil wrote:
GCI is moving fast. We need more mentors and
tasks, especially for
This is still very true a week after starting Google Code-in. These are
the numbers so far:
* 32 tasks have been completed (28% from the current total of 90)
MediaWiki core, PyWikiBot, Kiwix, and mediawiki.org
have been the main
beneficiaires so far. We have seen students following the process in
Gerrit and Bugzilla as described, some picking things up quickly, some
needing an initial push.
* 24 are currently claimed, meaning that 24 students are currently
working on them.
* 3 need review, 6 need more work, 2 are possibly abandoned, 9 were left
by students that had claimed them.
* Only 13 tasks haven't been touched at all in this first week.
As you can see, this is working.
First lesson: the best GCI tasks are those expecting an exact result
e.g. a SVG with PNG fallback to substitute a low-resolution icon. Tasks
giving more margin to creativity (write an article or a wiki page about
certain topic) have a higher risk of requiring a lot more mentorship and
obtaining mixed results.
Second lesson: org admins can cover mentors when the tasks are well
defined and must be resolved via Gerrit & Bugzilla. The help received
from non-mentor community members commenting in Gerrit changes and gug
reports is priceless! Thank You Very Much for your help.
Technical Contributor Coordinator @ Wikimedia Foundation