Here are some initial statistics about this year’s program:
- Total number of students completing tasks: 3,123*
- Total number of countries represented by students: 77
- Percentage of girls among students: 17.9%
|*These numbers will increase as mentors finish reviewing the final work submitted by students this morning.|
The mentors for each organization will spend the next couple of weeks selecting four Finalists (who will receive a hoodie too!) and their two Grand Prize Winners. Grand Prize Winners will be flown to Northern California to visit Google’s headquarters, enjoy a day of adventure in San Francisco, meet their mentors and hear talks from Google engineers.
Hearty congratulations to all the student participants for challenging themselves and making contributions to open source in the process!
Further, we’d like to thank the mentors and the organization administrators for GCI 2018. They are the heart of this program, volunteering countless hours creating tasks, reviewing student work, and helping bring students into the world of open source. Mentors teach young students about the many facets of open source development, from community standards and communicating across time zones to version control and testing. We couldn’t run this program without you! Thank you!
Stay tuned, we’ll be announcing the Grand Prize Winners and Finalists on January 7, 2019!
By Saranya Sampat, Google Open Source