Google Code In 2019

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Central page for administering OSGeo participation in Google Code In 2019



  • Full timeline
  • Oct 10 2019: Organizations can start drafting application to be mentoring organizations
  • Oct 28 2019: 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)
  • Oct 29 2019: Mentoring organizations announced
  • Dec 2 2019: Contest opens for entries by student participants (exact time)
  • Jan 21 2020: Deadline for students to claim new tasks (exact time)
  • Jan 23 2020: All student work must be submitted; contest ends (exact time)
  • Jan 24 2020: Mentoring organizations complete all evaluations of students’ work (exact time)
  • Jan 30 2020: Mentoring organizations submit list of Winners and Finalists (exact time)
  • Feb 10 2020: 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 2019 Contest, or
      • otherwise prohibited by applicable export controls and sanctions programs.



Contact OSGeo's administrators: gci-osgeo at

Interested mentors / volunteers

Recommendations for Students



Lessons Learned

Mentor Representation at the Grand Prize Winners Trip

  • 1 mentor will represent OSGeo at the GCI Grand Prize Winners trip in either May 31 - June 4 or June 21-25
  • a travel stipend of 2200 USD will be available for flight & travel costs (Google will pay for 4 nights in hotel)

Deadline for signing up is 17 February 2020 at 16:00 UTC. To determine the winner, a lottery will be done using Randompicker.

If you think that you will be able to get a USA visa and would like an oppurtuntiy to attend the GCI trip, please sign add your name below:

Result of the lottery

Sunveer Singh was selected to represent OSGeo at the GCI grand winners trip. Congratulations.

You can access the public record of the draw here,