Let’s Code-In!

by José Antonio Rey

A while ago I got an email saying that organization registration is now open for the Google Code-In contest. For those of you who don’t know what it is, it consists on a list of tasks provided by different open source organizations, from which high school students can pick any and help the organization. The students whose work outstands, they will be taken to the Googleplex for a tour and some more neat stuff. Why am I telling you all of this, you ask? Because I would like Ubuntu to be a part of the contest this year!

In order to participate as an organization, we need to register by Wednesday (already tomorrow in some parts of the world!) and make sure we can provide between 150 and 500 tasks. However, I can not do this on my own. We need a team of people willing to provide tasks for the students.

Now, think of it this way. We are going to be able to harvest new contributors, help them get involved with open source, and build a new generation of Ubuntu contributors, even Ubuntu Members.

If your team or project inside Ubuntu could use a hand, please do not hesitate on contacting me for more information on how to become a mentor. Or even better, if you want to help organize things for GCI, drop me a line! My email address is jose ubuntu com, or you can find me as jose on freenode. Ah, and if you want to take a look at the discussion we’ve been having, you can check the ubuntu-community-team mailing list thread. Oh, and if you have any questions at all, I’ll be more than happy to answer those too🙂

I definitely hope to count with you all in this upcoming project, and that we get accepted as an organization. Can’t see anything but great things coming from the project!