[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] FYI: GCI is discontinued
samsongoddy at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 08:54:36 EDT 2020
I am interested in helping to work on this idea too and I think it will be
a good idea to get this going.
On Thu, Jun 11, 2020, 1:50 PM Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> A few of us have been discussing how we might continue the concept without
> formal Google support. Stay tuned.
> On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 2:58 AM Hrishi Patel <hrishipatel99 at gmail.com>
>> That is extremely sad. I read that email, I have so many good memories
>> with GCI.
>> On Thu, Jun 11, 2020, 2:25 AM Devin Ulibarri <devin at ulibarri.website>
>>> Members of the GCI Mentors mailing list received this message today
>>> from Stephanie T. of Google.
>>> Some of you may not be on that list, but interested to know so I am
>>> copying it here.
>>> Thanks to everyone for all their efforts (and hacking) over the years
>>> for GCI with SL!
>>> > Hi GCI Mentors and Org Admins,
>>> > Google Code-in concluded 10 amazing, productive, exhilarating years
>>> > in January. This program has been a success because of the amazing
>>> > energy and passion all of you have exhibited; volunteering dozens,
>>> > hundreds, and in some cases, thousands(!) of hours to help 14,700+
>>> > teenagers, from 115+ countries, complete a whopping 76,200+ open
>>> > source tasks, during the past 10 years!
>>> > We wanted all of you to be among the first to know that Google Code-
>>> > in 2019 was our final Google Code-in contest. We've been looking hard
>>> > at our portfolio of programs and as open source evolves, our programs
>>> > need to evolve too. We've decided to focus our efforts on Google
>>> > Summer of Code and programs like Season of Docs that meet projects'
>>> > sustainability needs going into the next 10 years of open source.
>>> > We want to thank you all for being inspiring role models to these
>>> > students. Many of you were GCI or GSoC students yourselves and have
>>> > been paying it forward for years by helping teenagers discover their
>>> > passion for open source software development. The extent of your
>>> > support was something many didn’t expect when they first started out
>>> > trying to complete a few tasks to earn a Google T-shirt.
>>> > You have welcomed students into your communities and shown them how
>>> > open source is making the world a better place and how they can be a
>>> > part of that. You all have inspired, taught, listened, and made a
>>> > difference in the lives of thousands of students. THANK YOU! These
>>> > students have brought fresh new perspectives and ideas into your
>>> > communities, inspiring long-term committers with their enthusiasm,
>>> > curiosity and skills.
>>> > Many of you have been mentors for all 10 years of GCI (plus GHOP!),
>>> > while others came into the GCI family just this past year. Regardless
>>> > of when you joined, thank you all for showing immense kindness,
>>> > patience, dedication, organization and guidance to the students, the
>>> > other mentors in our GCI community, and to me and the rest of our
>>> > team over the years.
>>> > These past 10 years of Google Code-in have been an exciting,
>>> > adrenaline pumping adventure – thanks for coming along on the ride
>>> > with us!
>>> > We will continue to be dedicated to helping open source communities
>>> > be sustainable and finding new contributors is an essential part of
>>> > those efforts. While Google Code-in is now officially retired, we
>>> > look forward to finding new ways to support your communities.
>>> > Best,
>>> > Stephanie Taylor
>>> > GCI Program Lead
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