Google Code-In 2018 has been announced!
If you’re not aware of Code-In then I’d recommend reading the ‘about’ page on their site.
tl;dr. It’s an opportunity to mentor young (13-17 years) students in contributing to your open source projects.
The timeline has been changed this year to no longer run over the year end instead runs from October 23rd until December 12th! This is fantastic news for organisations run by human beings who like to take time away from computers at holiday times
Last year we took part as “Ubuntu” in which we had a bunch of traditionally Ubuntu distro related tasks mixed in with a bunch of snap/snapcraft related ones. After some seriousl thought this year we’re going to change things.
We - the Snap Advocacy Team (myself and @Wimpress) are considering a snap/snapcraft entry for this year. We will not be including any “Ubuntu” tasks. That’s where you all come in, and why I’m mentioning it here.
Does anyone else (both Canonical and the wider community) fancy preparing an Ubuntu submission?
If so, you have until September 17th to prepare the submission. Martin and I would be happy to provide guidance and support. We won’t be admins of the application, but could be convinced to mentor some appropriate tasks if needed :).
It’s a lot of work to prepare for, and you need to be able to come up with a substantial and diverse set of tasks across various categories for the students to complete. It’s a great opportunity to mentor new students.
Anyone up for it?