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Subject: Re: [boost] Google Code-in 2010 (another Google program like Summer of Code)
From: Boris Schaeling (boris_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-27 16:47:54

On Sun, 24 Oct 2010 22:54:32 +0200, Boris Schaeling <boris_at_[hidden]>

> [...]I went to yesterday's session at the GSoC mentor summit to learn
> more about Google Code-In. There were quite a lot of questions from
> other orgs, too. My impression is that it is really a test drive from
> Google. That said we (Boost or any other participating org) can't do
> anything wrong as noone knows what's right. :) As long as we come up
> with some tasks, mentor students and evaluate their solutions we are
> fine. That said if noone objects and noone else is interested in the
> program I could go ahead, register Boost and try to see how the program
> works? There is no other mentor summit for Google Code-In (someone had
> asked in the session ;) but it might be still good for Boost to
> participate in this program from the start?

More information: A Samba developer told me that they plan to participate
and start with 10 tasks. As it is possible to setup new tasks while the
contest runs one can start slowly. As I alone can create 10 tasks I think
Boost can easily participate. Furthermore, tasks do not need to be about
coding (eg. students can work on the documentation; I assume this also
makes mentoring and evaluating easier). Can anyone tell me whether I can
register on behalf of Boost? Who is the Booster to decide? :)


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