Google Code In 2017 Recommendations for Students

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Welcome to OSGeo!

We are a fun vibrant community that believes in sharing Open Source software related to making maps.

FOSS4G (OSGeo's annual conference) boat cruise, August 2016, Bonn, Germany

How to ask general questions about the Code-in

Send an Email of questions

  • subscribe to the "gci-discuss" mailing list here
  • ask your question, and usually within a day someone from the OSGeo Code-in team (mentors or administrators) will reply
  • all OSGeo mentors for the Code-in contest follow this "gci-discuss" mailing list

Ask on the #osgeo-gsoc IRC chat channel

  • IRC-channel: #osgeo-gsoc channel on
    • how to connect: choose your favorite IRC client, or go directly through your web browser with webchat
    • enter a nickname and click "I am not a robot" and press "Connect"
    • upon entering, ask your questions as you wish (no need to wait, just say "hello, I have a question about the Code-In, how do..."

Get to know the OSGeo Community

The OSGeo foundation ( was founded in year 2006 and contains many different types of Open Source software to help make geographical maps.