[Sugar-devel] FYI: GCI is discontinued
hrishipatel99 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 02:58:02 EDT 2020
That is extremely sad. I read that email, I have so many good memories with
On Thu, Jun 11, 2020, 2:25 AM Devin Ulibarri <devin at ulibarri.website> wrote:
> 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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