<div dir="ltr"><br>Note that everything is pushed ahead by 1 month.<div>Any interest in participating this year?</div><div><br></div><div>regards.</div><div><br></div><div>-walter<br><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr">---------- Forwarded message ---------<br>From: <strong class="gmail_sendername" dir="auto">Google Code-in Mentors</strong> <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:gci-mentors@googlegroups.com">gci-mentors@googlegroups.com</a>></span><br>Date: Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 3:34 PM<br>Subject: [GCI-mentors] GCI 2018 org applications open September 6-17 - contest begins October 23rd for students<br>To: Google Code-in Mentors <<a href="mailto:gci-mentors@googlegroups.com">gci-mentors@googlegroups.com</a>><br></div><br><br><div dir="ltr"><span id="m_7276812298217921663docs-internal-guid-b2405909-7fff-ccaf-381d-6dd1b53364b0"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="background-color:transparent;font-family:Arial;font-size:10pt;white-space:pre-wrap">Hello GCI mentors,</span><br></p><div><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Roboto;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><span id="m_7276812298217921663docs-internal-guid-83b661cc-7fff-a079-f962-27f6d7bcea05"><p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:normal;line-height:1.656;margin-top:11pt;margin-bottom:11pt"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(34,34,34);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline">We are pleased to announce</span><a href="http://g.co/gci" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;text-decoration-line:underline;vertical-align:baseline"> Google Code-in (GCI) 2018</span></a><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(34,34,34);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline">, the 9th consecutive year of our contest for pre-university students ages 13-17. </span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(34,34,34);background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;font-style:italic;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline">Please be aware GCI will start about a month earlier this year than in previous years - the contest starts for students October 23rd!</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:normal;line-height:1.656;margin-top:11pt;margin-bottom:11pt"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(34,34,34);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline">The GCI timeline, FAQs, Rules and flyers have been updated on the</span><a href="http://g.co/gci" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(34,34,34);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline"> </span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(102,17,204);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;text-decoration-line:underline;vertical-align:baseline">contest site</span></a><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(34,34,34);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline">.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;margin-top:11pt;margin-bottom:11pt"><span style="font-weight:700;font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(34,34,34);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline">Organizations </span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(34,34,34);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline">-- If you would like to apply for the 2018 program please start thinking about the tasks you would like students to work on and reach out to your community members to ask if they would like to be mentors for the program. <b>Organization applications open for GCI orgs </b></span><span style="font-weight:700;font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(34,34,34);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline">next week on Thursday, September 6th</span><span style="font-weight:normal;font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(34,34,34);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline">, and close less than 2 weeks later on Monday, September 17th. We will announce organizations on Tuesday, September 18th giving orgs 5 weeks to create their tasks before the contest begins on October 23rd.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:normal;line-height:1.656;margin-top:11pt;margin-bottom:11pt"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(34,34,34);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline">The major changes for GCI 2018 are:</span></p><ul style="font-weight:normal;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(34,34,34);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;margin-top:11pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:10pt;background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Orgs will evaluate the 20 students completing the most tasks with their org when deciding on finalists and winners</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(34,34,34);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:10pt;background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Orgs will choose 6 finalists (instead of 5)</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(34,34,34);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:10pt;background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">We have renamed the User Interface category to Design </span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(34,34,34);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:10pt;background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Students will have to wait until Google reviews their Parental Consent form before they can claim their first task. This will slow things down but it is a requirement to be able to continue the program.</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(34,34,34);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:11pt"><span style="font-size:10pt;background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">No tasks asking for personal information about students will be allowed (this includes tasks asking for students to introduce themselves with info like what country they are from, or photos of the students, etc.).</span></p></li></ul><p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:normal;line-height:1.656;margin-top:11pt;margin-bottom:11pt"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(34,34,34);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline">We are looking to continue the growth of this program and reach a record number of teenagers this year! Read more on today‚Äôs</span><a href="https://opensource.googleblog.com/2018/08/announcing-google-code-in-2018.html" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(34,34,34);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline"> </span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(102,17,204);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;text-decoration-line:underline;vertical-align:baseline">blog post</span></a><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(34,34,34);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline">.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:normal;line-height:1.656;margin-top:11pt;margin-bottom:11pt"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(34,34,34);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline">If you have any questions about Google Code-in please contact us at </span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(102,17,204);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline"><a href="mailto:gci-support@google.com" target="_blank">gci-support@google.com</a></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:normal;line-height:1.656;margin-top:11pt;margin-bottom:11pt"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(34,34,34);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline">Best,</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:normal;line-height:1.656;margin-top:11pt;margin-bottom:11pt"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(34,34,34);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline">Stephanie and Mary</span></p><div style="font-weight:normal"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(34,34,34);background-color:transparent;font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;vertical-align:baseline"><br></span></div></span></span></div></span></div>

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