Google Code In 2018

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Top 5 OSGeo students from the GCI 2018 contest

Central page for administering OSGeo participation in Google Code In 2018



  • Full timeline
  • Sept 7 2018: organizations can start drafting application to be mentoring organizations
  • Sept 17 2018: application deadline (exact time) for mentoring organizations (we should have mentors and tasks by then - we need a minimum of 25 tasks by 17 Sept, but we should aim to have between 150 & 500 tasks in total before the contest begins)
  • Sept 18 2018: Mentoring organizations announced
  • Oct 23 2018: Contest opens for entries by student participants (exact time)
  • Dec 10 2018: Deadline for students to claim new tasks
  • Dec 12 2018: All student work must be submitted; contest ends
  • Dec 13 2018: Mentoring organizations complete all evaluations of students’ work
  • Jan 7 2019: Grand Prize Winners and Finalists announced
  • June (exact dates TBD): Grand Prize Winner’s Trip


  • Contest rules
    • Ineligible individuals (according to the above rules):
      • a resident of a United States embargoed country, Brazil, Italy, or Quebec (see Google's reasons; link to the Italian law about online contests),
      • ordinarily resident in a United States embargoed country,
      • participating as a Mentor in the 2018 Contest, or
      • otherwise prohibited by applicable export controls and sanctions programs.



Contact OSGeo's administrators: gci-admin at osgeo dot org

Interested mentors / volunteers

Recommendations for Students



Kickoff (virtual) meeting

  • 2018-09-13 at 16.00 UTC
  • On IRC in the #osgeo-gsoc channel on (connect directly in your browser via webchat)
  • agenda:
    • discuss ideas for tasks for the students (we need 25 tasks minimum for the application due 17 Sept)
    • plan to share mentor invites to all OSGeo projects

Lessons Learned

Mentor Representation at the Grand Prize Winners Trip

  • 1 mentor will represent OSGeo at the GCI Grand Prize Winners trip this June or July
  • a travel stipend of 2200 USD will be available for flight & travel costs (Google will pay for 4 nights in hotel)
  • Please sign your name below if you are interested to represent OSGeo as a mentor at the GCI trip:
    • your name here

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