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Announcing our Google Code-in 2019 Winners!

Google Code-in (GCI) 2019 was epic in every regard. Not only did we celebrate 10 years of the Google Code-in program, but we also broke all of our previous records for the program. It was a very, very busy seven weeks for everyone—we had 3,566 students from 76 countries complete 20,840 tasks with a record 29 open source organizations!

We want to congratulate all of the students who took part in this year’s 10th anniversary of Google Code-in. Great job!

Today we are excited to announce the Grand Prize Winners, Runners Up, and Finalists with each organization.

The 58 Grand Prize Winners completed an impressive 2,158 tasks while also helping other students.

Each of the Grand Prize Winners will be awarded a four-day trip to Google’s campus in northern California to meet with Google engineers, one of the mentors they worked with during the contest, and enjoy some fun in California with the other winners. We look forward to seeing these winners in a few months!

Grand Prize Winners

The Grand Prize Winners hail from 21 countries, listed by full name alphabetically below:
Name
Organization
Country
Aayushman Choudhary
JBoss Community
India
Abdur-Raheem Idowu
Haiku
Norway
Abhinav Kaushlya
The Julia Programming Language
India
Aditya Vardhan Singh
The ns-3 Network Simulator project
India
Anany Sachan
OpenWISP
India
Andrea Gonzales
Sugar Labs
Malaysia
Anmol Jhamb
Fedora Project
India
Aria Vikram
Open Roberta
India
Artur Grochal
Drupal
Poland
Bartłomiej Pacia
Systers, An AnitaB.org Community
Poland
Ben Houghton
Wikimedia
United Kingdom
Benjamin Amos
The Terasology Foundation
United Kingdom
Chamindu Amarasinghe
SCoRe Lab
Sri Lanka
Danny Lin
CCExtractor Development
United States
Diogo Fernandes
Apertium
Luxembourg
Divyansh Agarwal
AOSSIE
India
Duc Minh Nguyen
Metabrainz Foundation
Vietnam
Dylan Iskandar
Liquid Galaxy
United States
Emilie Ma
Liquid Galaxy
Canada
Himanshu Sekhar Nayak
BRL-CAD
India
Jayaike Ndu
CloudCV
Nigeria
Jeffrey Liu
BRL-CAD
United States
Joseph Semrai
SCoRe Lab
United States
Josh Heng
Circuitverse.org
United Kingdom
Kartik Agarwala
The ns-3 Network Simulator project
India
Kartik Singhal
AOSSIE
India
Kaustubh Maske Patil
CloudCV
India
Kim Fung
The Julia Programming Language
United Kingdom
Kumudtiha Karunarathna
FOSSASIA
Sri Lanka
M.Anantha Vijay
Circuitverse.org
India
Maathavan Nithiyananthan
Apertium
Sri Lanka
Manuel Alcaraz Zambrano
Wikimedia
Spain
Naman Modani
Copyleft Games
India
Navya Garg
OSGeo
India
Neel Gopaul
Drupal
Mauritius
Nils André
CCExtractor Development
United Kingdom
Paraxor
Fedora Project
United Arab Emirates
Paweł Sadowski
OpenWISP
Poland
Pola Łabędzka
Systers, An AnitaB.org Community
Poland
Pranav Karthik
FOSSASIA
Canada
Pranay Joshi
OSGeo
India
Prathamesh Mutkure
OpenMRS
India
Pratish Rai
R Project for Statistical Computing
India
Pun Waiwitlikhit
The Mifos Initiative
Thailand
Rachit Gupta
The Mifos Initiative
India
Rafał Bernacki
Haiku
Poland
Ray Ma
OpenMRS
New Zealand
Rick Wierenga
TensorFlow
Netherlands
Sayam Sawai
JBoss Community
India
Sidaarth “Sid” Sabhnani
Copyleft Games
United States
Srevin Saju
Sugar Labs
Bahrain
Susan He
Open Roberta
Australia
Swapneel Singh
The Terasology Foundation
India
Sylvia Li
Metabrainz Foundation
New Zealand
Umang Majumder
R Project for Statistical Computing
India
Uzay Girit
Public Lab
France
Vladimir Mikulic
Public Lab
Bosnia and Herzegovina
William Zhang
TensorFlow
United States

Runners Up

And a big kudos to our 58 Runners Up from 20 countries. They will receive a GCI backpack, jacket and a GCI tshirt. The Runners Up are listed alphabetically by First name below:
Name
Organization

Name
Organization
Adev Saputra
Drupal

Kunal Bhatia
Score Lab
Adrian Serapio
R Project for Statistical Computing

Laxya Pahuja
The Mifos Initiative
Alberto Navalón Lillo
Apertium

Łukasz Zbrzeski
Score Lab
Alvii_07
Liquid Galaxy

Madhav Mehndiratta
Fedora Project
Amar Fadil
OpenWISP

Marcus Chong
Sugar Labs
Ananya Gangavarapu
TensorFlow

Mateusz Samkiewicz
JBoss Community
Andrey Shcherbakov
Wikimedia

Maya Farber Brodsky
CCExtractor Development
Antara Bhattacharya
Metabrainz Foundation

Michał Piechowiak
Fedora Project
Anthony Zhou
Public Lab

Moodhunt
Metabrainz Foundation
Bartosz Dokurno
Circuitverse.org

Muhammad Wasif
FOSSASIA
Ching Lam Choi
The Julia Programming Language

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Haiku
Chirag Bhansali
AOSSIE

Nathan Taylor
Sugar Labs
Chiranjiv Singh Malhi
BRL-CAD

Nishanth Thumma
Open Roberta
Daksha Aeer
Systers, An AnitaB.org Community

Panagiotis Vasilopoulos
Haiku
Devansh Khetan
OpenMRS

Rachin Kalakheti
TensorFlow
Dhanus SL
OSGeo

Regan Iwadha
JBoss Community
Dhhyey Desai
AOSSIE

Ribhav Sharma
OpenMRS
Eric Xue
Copyleft Games

Richard Botez
Open Roberta
Eryk Mikołajek
BRL-CAD

Rishabh Verma
The Mifos Initiative
Hannah Guo
The Terasology Foundation

Rishank Kanaparti
Copyleft Games
Harsh Khandeparkar
Public Lab

Rishi R
R Project for Statistical Computing
Hirochika Matsumoto
CloudCV

Sai Putravu
The ns-3 Network Simulator project
Ilya Maier
Systers, An AnitaB.org Community

Samuel Sloniker
Apertium
Irvan Ayush Chengadu
Drupal

Shivam Rai
OSGeo
Jakub Niklas
The Terasology Foundation

Siddharth Sinha
FOSSASIA
Jun Rong Lam
Circuitverse.org

Soumitra Shewale
The Julia Programming Language
Karol Ołtarzewski
OpenWISP

Stanisław Howard
The ns-3 Network Simulator project
Kripa Kini
Liquid Galaxy

Suryansh Pathak
CloudCV
Krzysztof Krysiński
CCExtractor Development

Taavi Väänänen
Wikimedia

Finalists

And a hearty congratulations to our 58 Finalists from 20 countries. The finalists will win a special GCI jacket and a GCI tshirt. They are listed alphabetically by first name below:
Name
Organization

Name
Organization
Abinav Chari
CloudCV

Musab Kılıç
CCExtractor Development
Andre Christoga Pramaditya
CloudCV

Nail Anıl Örcün
The Terasology Foundation
Anish Agnihotri
OSGeo

Natalie Shapiro
Circuitverse.org
Aryan Gulati
FOSSASIA

Nate Clark
The Terasology Foundation
Ayush Sharma
Fedora Project

Nicholas Gregory
Wikimedia
Ayush Sharma
SCoRe Lab

Nikita Ermishin
OpenWISP
Daniel Oluojomu
JBoss Community

Nishith P
FOSSASIA
Dhruv Baronia
TensorFlow

Oliver Fogelin
R Project for Statistical Computing
Diana Hernandez
Systers, An AnitaB.org Community

Oussama Hassini
The Mifos Initiative
Gambali Seshasai Chaitanya
Apertium

Param Nayar
Copyleft Games
Hao Liu
R Project for Statistical Computing

Peter Terpstra
The ns-3 Network Simulator project
Hardik Jhalani
Systers, An AnitaB.org Community

Piyush Sharma
The Mifos Initiative
Hrishikesh Patil
OpenMRS

Robert Chen
Public Lab
Jackson Lewis
The ns-3 Network Simulator project

Rohan Cherivirala
Open Roberta
Jan Rosa
Wikimedia

Ruixuan Tu
Haiku
Janiru Hettiarachchi
Liquid Galaxy

Saptashwa Mandal
Drupal
Janiru Wijekoon
Metabrainz Foundation

Sashreek Magan
Sugar Labs
Joshua Yang
Apertium

Sauhard Jain
AOSSIE
Kevin Liu
Open Roberta
Sharman Maheshwari
SCoRe Lab
Krishna Rama Rao
AOSSIE

Sumagna Das
BRL-CAD
Li Chen
Fedora Project

Tanvir Singh
OSGeo
Madhav Shekhar Sharma
The Julia Programming Language

Techno-Disaster
CCExtractor Development
Mbah Javis
TensorFlow

Thusal Ranawaka
BRL-CAD
Merul Dhiman
Liquid Galaxy

Vivek Mishra
Copyleft Games
Michelle (Wai Man) Lo
OpenMRS

Yu Fai Wong
JBoss Community
Mihir Bhave
OpenWISP

Yuqi Qiu
Metabrainz Foundation
Mohit S A
Circuitverse.org

Zakhar Vozmilov
Public Lab
Mokshit Jain
Drupal

Zakiyah Hasanah
Sugar Labs
Mudit Somani
The Julia Programming Language

Zoltán Szatmáry
Haiku

Our 794 mentors, the heart and soul of GCI, are the reason the contest thrives. Mentors volunteer their time to help these bright students become open source contributors. They spend hundreds of hours during their holiday breaks answering questions, reviewing submitted tasks, and welcoming the students to their communities. GCI would not be possible without their dedication, patience and tireless efforts.

We will post more numbers from GCI 2019 here on the Google Open Source Blog over the next few weeks, so please stay tuned.

Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winners, Runners Up, Finalists, and all of the students who spent the last couple of months learning about, and contributing to, open source. We hope they will continue their journey in open source!

By Stephanie Taylor, Google Open Source

The 2019 GCI Organizations!

We are excited to welcome 29 open source organizations to mentor students as part of Google Code-in 2019. The contest, now in its tenth year, offers students ages 13-17 from around the world, an opportunity to learn and practice their coding skills while contributing to open source projects—all virtually!
Google Code-in starts for students on December 2nd this year! Students are encouraged to research and learn about the participating organizations ahead of time. You can get started by clicking on the links below:

Apertium – A free/open-source machine translation platform.

Australian Open Source Software Innovation and Education – Australian umbrella organization for open-source projects.

BRL-CAD – Computer graphics, 3D modeling, 3D printing, and rendering!

CCExtractor Development – Accessibility tools with a focus on subtitles.

CircuitVerse.org – Have fun exploring logic circuits right from your browser!

CloudCV – Make AI research more reproducible.

Copyleft Games – Tools and engines for making games.

Drupal – Content management software used to make many of the websites and applications you use every day.

Fedora Project – Advance Free/Open Source Software and content.

FOSSASIA – Developing open source software applications and open hardware together with a global developer community from its base in Asia, improving people’s lives and create a sustainable future.

Haiku – Operating system that specifically targets personal computing.

JBoss Community – Community of open source projects primarily written in Java.

Liquid Galaxy project – A remarkable panoramic system and visualization tool.

MetaBrainz Foundation – Crowd sourced open data projects: MusicBrainz, BookBrainz, ListenBrainz, AcousticBrainz, CritiqueBrainz and Cover Art Archive.

Open Roberta – Online IDE introducing kids to the world of coding by teaching them how to program robots with NEPO®.

OpenMRS – Write Code, Save Lives — Open source medical records platform improving health-care in resource-constrained environments.

OpenWISP – Network management system aimed at low cost networks: from public wifi, to university wifi, mesh networks and IoT.

OSGeo – An umbrella organization for the Open Source Geospatial community.

Public Lab – Open hardware and software to help communities measure and analyze pollution.

R Project for Statistical Computing – R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.

SCoRe Lab – Research lab that seeks sustainable solutions for various problems in developing countries.

Sugar Labs – Learning platform and activities for elementary education.

Systers, an AnitaB.org community – Helping women find their potential in code. You are not alone.

TensorFlow – An open-source machine learning framework for everyone.

The Julia Programming Language – A fresh approach to Technical Computing.

The Mifos Initiative – FinTech non-profit leveraging the cloud, mobile, and open source community to deliver digital financial services to the world’s 3 billion poor and underbanked.

The ns-3 Network Simulator Project – A discrete event network simulator for Internet systems, research, and education.

The Terasology Foundation – An open source voxel world - imagine the possibilities! Makers of video games and a small slew of libraries & frameworks for game development.

Wikimedia – The non-profit foundation dedicated to bringing free content to the world, operating Wikipedia and maintaining the MediaWiki software.

These 29 organizations are working diligently to create thousands of tasks for students to work on, including code, documentation, design, quality assurance, outreach, research and training tasks. The contest starts for students on December 2nd.

You can learn more about GCI on the contest site where you’ll find Frequently Asked Questions, Important Dates and other helpful information, including the Getting Started Guide.

Want to chat with other students, mentors, and organization administrations about the contest? Check out our discussion mailing list. We can’t wait to get started!

By Radha Jhatakia, Google Open Source

Google Code-in 2019 Org Applications are Open!

We are now accepting applications for open source organizations interested in participating in the tenth Google Code-in 2019. Google Code-in (GCI) has invited pre-university students ages 13-17 to learn hands-on by contributing to open source software.

Each year we have heard inspiring stories from the participating mentors about their commitment to working with young students. We only select organizations that have participated in Google Summer of Code because they have gained experience in mentorship and know how to provide a support system for these new, young contributors.

Organization applications are now open and all interested open source organizations must apply before Monday, October 28, 2019 at 17:00 UTC.

In 2018, 27 organizations were accepted—9 of which were participating in GCI for the first time! Over the last 9 years, 11,232 students from 108 countries have completed more than 40,000 tasks for participating open source projects. Tasks fall into 5 categories:
  • Code: writing or refactoring.
  • Documentation/Training: creating/editing documents and helping others learn more.
  • Outreach/Research: community management, outreach/marketing, or studying problems and recommending solutions.
  • Quality Assurance: testing and ensuring code is of high quality.
  • Design: graphic design or user interface design.
Once an organization is selected for Google Code-in 2019 they will define these tasks and recruit mentors from their communities who are interested in providing online support for students during the seven week contest.

You can find a timeline, FAQ and other information about Google Code-in on our website. If you’re an educator interested in sharing Google Code-in with your students, please see the resources here.

By Radha Jhatakia, Google Open Source

Google Summer of Code 2019 (Statistics Part 2)

2019 has been an epic year for Google Summer of Code as we celebrated 15 years of connecting university students from around the globe with 201 open source organizations big and small.

We want to congratulate our 1,134 students that complete GSoC 2019. Great work everyone!

Now that GSoC 2019 is over we would like to wrap up the program with some more statistics to round out the year.

Student Registrations

We had 30,922 students from 148 countries register for GSoC 2019 (that’s a 19.5% increase in registrations over last year, the previous record). Interest in GSoC clearly continues to grow and we’re excited to see it growing in all parts of the world.

For the first time ever we had students register from Bhutan, Fiji, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, South Sudan, and Swaziland.

Universities

The 1,276 students accepted into the GSoC 2019 program hailed from 6586 universities, of which, 164 have students participating for the first time in GSoC.

Schools with the most accepted students for GSoC 2019:

University # of Accepted Students
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee48
International Institute of Information Technology - Hyderabad29
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani)27
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU Dwarka)20
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur19
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur19
Amrita University / Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham14
Delhi Technological University11
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay11
Indraprastha Institute of Information and Technology, New Delhi11

Mentors

Each year we pore over gobs of data to extract some interesting statistics about the GSoC mentors. Here’s a quick synopsis of our 2019 crew:
  • Registered mentors: 2,815
  • Mentors with assigned student projects: 2,066
  • Mentors who have participated in GSoC for 10 or more years: 70
  • Mentors who have been a part of GSoC for 5 years or more: 307
  • Mentors that are former GSoC students: 691
  • Mentors that have also been involved in the Google Code-in program: 498
  • Percentage of new mentors: 35.84%
GSoC 2019 mentors are from all parts of the world, representing 81 countries!

Every year thousands of GSoC mentors help introduce the next generation to the world of open source software development—for that we are forever grateful. We can not stress enough that without our invaluable mentors the GSoC program would not exist. Mentorship is why GSoC has remained strong for 15 years, the relationships built between students and mentors have helped sustain the program and many of these communities. Sharing their passion for open source, our mentors have paved the road for generations of contributors to enter open source development.

Thank you to all of our mentors, organization administrators, and all of the “unofficial” mentors that help in our open source organization’s communities. Google Summer of Code is a community effort and we appreciate each and every one of you.

By Stephanie Taylor, Google Open Source

Google Code-in 2019 is Right Around the Corner!

This year is the 10th anniversary of the Google Code-in (GCI) contest! Students ages 13–17, globally, can learn about open source development by working on real projects, with mentorship from active developers. GCI begins on December 2, 2019 and runs for seven weeks, ending January 23, 2020.

Google Code-in is unique because students have the autonomy to select what they’re interested in working on from 2,500+ tasks created by open source organizations, all while having mentors available to answer questions as they work on tasks.

There are many questions that developers of any age ask themselves when they initially get involved in open source; from where to start to whether they have the expertise to truly support the organization. The beauty of GCI lies in the participating open source organizations who realize teens are often first time contributors, leading mentors who volunteer to come prepared with the patience and experience to help these newcomers join the open source community.
New contributors bring fresh perspectives, ideas, and enthusiasm into their open source communities, helping them thrive. Throughout the last 9 years, 58 GCI organizations helped 11,000 students from 108 countries make real contributions to open source projects; and to this day may of those students continue to participate in various open source communities and many have become mentors themselves! Some have even gone on to join Google Summer of Code (GSoC).

Contest participants work on a varied level of tasks that require anywhere from beginner to advanced skills in the following five categories:
  • Code: writing or refactoring
  • Documentation/Training: creating/editing documents and helping others learn more
  • Outreach/Research: community management, marketing, or studying problems and recommending solutions
  • Quality Assurance: testing and ensuring code is of high quality
  • Design: graphic design or user interface design
Organizations that are interested in mentoring students, can apply for Google Code-in beginning Thursday, October 10th. Google Code-in starts for students Monday, December 2nd!
Visit the contest site g.co/gci to learn more about the contest and find flyers, slide decks, timelines, and more.

By Radha Jhatakia, Google Open Source