Google Code In 2019 Results Press Release

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Title: Announcing OSGeo’s 2019 Google Code-in winners

Google Code-in (GCI) is an annual online competition aimed at introducing pre-university students (13-17 years old) to open source projects, development and communities, through short 3-5 hour tasks [1]. As opposed to the Google Summer of Code program, in GCI students are not selected by the organizations, but freely pick up tasks from one or more mentoring organizations and complete them. Students qualify for different prizes (i.e. certificate, t-shirts, hoodies and the grand prize of visiting Google’s main headquarters in San Francisco) depending on the number of tasks they complete. During GCI, OSGeo project members have a unique opportunity to interact with pre-university students and to encourage them to become part of their respective projects.

The OSGeo team consisted of 16 community members that contributed 110 tasks from 11 projects (e.g. istSOS, GRASS GIS, GeoServer, pgRouting, PostGIS, GeoNode and OpenLayers) and also OSGeo, FOSS4G and GeoForAll.

The 2019 Google Code-in (GCI) took place 2 December 2019 - 21 January 2020 and OSGeo had 401 students that completed a task with us. These 401 students completed 976 tasks [2] which is the most amount of completed tasks to date for OSGeo! This is an improvement from last year and this can be contributed to the change in dates of the competition going back to the original dates. The completed tasks range from designing badges for the OSGeo website, to tests for GRASS GIS, or bug fixes for PostGIS. These tasks might seem simplistic in some cases, but the combined results are of great value to OSGeo.

2019 GCI finalists for OSGeo

OSGeo is pleased to announce the 2019 Google Code-in Grand Prize winners, who each receive a free trip to Google headquarters in California, along with a parent/guardian, are students (note that these are the student’s account names, due to privacy concerns):

OSGeo’s Google Code-in Winners: • Navya Garg • Pranay

OSGeo’s Google Code-in Runners Up: • Dhanus SL • Lucifer

OSGeo’s Google Code-in finalists (who receive Google hoodies) are: • TanvirSingh • anishagnihotri

See here: the winners from all organisations [3].

Congratulations to the winners and finalists! But also a special congratulations to all students that received a certificate and/or t-shirt. We greatly appreciate your contribution to OSGeo!

Lastly, thank you to the OSGeo mentors for the time they spent on the tasks and mentoring the students. Without your commitment this would not have been possible.

Thank you to everyone involved, mentors and students.

Regards, OSGeo GCI admins 2019