[Sugar-devel] FYI: GCI is discontinued
walter.bender at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 08:49:49 EDT 2020
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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