The 6th year of Google Code-in (GCI) came to a close today after an exciting seven week run. Currently, mentors from each of the 14 organizations are busy reviewing final work submitted by students. Each organization will pick two Grand Prize winners to receive a trip to Google’s California headquarters this June where they will meet Google engineers, see exciting product demos and enjoy a fun-filled day of adventure in San Francisco.
We would like to congratulate all of the new and returning students who participated in GCI this year. We are thrilled to have our biggest year yet: over the last seven weeks, 979* students from 65 countries completed 4755* tasks in the contest.
And finally, a HUGE thanks goes out to the heart of our program: the GCI mentors and organization administrators. These volunteers spend countless hours creating and reviewing hundreds of tasks and teaching teens about all facets of open source development (community standards, new and exciting technologies, code reviews, version control systems, IRC and everything in between). We could not run this program without you!
* These numbers will increase over the next couple of days as mentors review the final work submitted by students.
Mary Radomile, Open Source Programs