Google Code In 2017

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Central page for administering OSGeo participation in Google Code In 2017



  • Full timeline
  • Oct 9 2017: Open source organizations can apply to be mentoring organizations (we should have mentors and tasks by then)
  • Nov 28 2017: Contest opens for entries by student participants
  • Jan 15 2018: Deadline for students to claim new tasks
  • Jan 17 2018: All student work must be submitted; contest ends
  • Jan 18 2018: Mentoring organizations complete all evaluations of students’ work
  • Jan 31 2018: Grand Prize Winners and Finalists announced
  • June (exact dates TBD): Grand Prize Winner’s Trip


Interested mentors / volunteers

Willing mentors must write to gsoc-admin(at) and will be sent a form to fill in.

Kickoff (virtual) meeting

  • 2017-09-25 at 20.00 UTC
  • On IRC in the #osgeo-gsoc channel on (connect directly in your browser via webchat)
  • agenda:
    • discuss ideas for tasks for the students
    • plan to share mentor invites to all OSGeo projects
    • Collect questions to discuss with other mentor orgs at mentor summit

Open questions

  • The how it works page doesn't mention how the word of this gets out to students, or does Google handle that?? How is promotion to students handled?? <libravatar email=""/>
  • Discuss the opportunity to create "virtual environments" for the students to play with, and eventually come up with a patch? For example, for tasks that would otherwise require access to sensitive systems, e.g. SAC, web pages, etc.. <libravatar email=""/>
  • It is not clear to me if it's possible to use more than one bug tracker or we must use the osgeo tracker for all the projects <libravatar email=""/>
  • Is it necessary for the students to pick from different "types" of tasks or they can decide to complete only one type? <libravatar email=""/>
  • When is the deadline to prepare the tasks: Oct 9th (Open source organizations can apply to be mentoring organizations) or Nov 28th (Contest opens for entries by student participants)? <libravatar email=""/>
  • What is the minimum number of tasks we need to get ready by the deadline? <libravatar email=""/>
  • How many mentors do other organizations have (to be on the safe side and not underestimate the work load)? <libravatar email=""/>