Sunday, October 20, 2013

Let's get the Code-In Task Collection in Gear!

This blog post is stolen! Blatantly thieved from Lydia, who so sweetly wrote to a few lists earlier, saying:
Google Code-in is a great opportunity to attract new bright young minds to KDE. We've taken part in the contest 3 times already and I just filled out our application for the 4th one. (If you have no idea what I am talking about have a look at https://www.google-melange.com/gci/homepage/google/gci2013 for more
information.)
Within the next 2 weeks we need to collect tasks for the 13 to 18 year olds to work on during Code-in. These tasks are the most important part of our application. Please help find exciting and useful tasks and submit them via this form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17C81ExuBcgU5_Wkj1Zt035vCxbquhS61Lzob2oX4R8U/viewform
You can see all tasks already submitted here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0Al1cWa29jR2idGE5VGI2Uno5TEJrelFURHZVd2NvNkE&output=html 

And for some inspiration here are the tasks we offered last year:
http://community.kde.org/GoogleCodeIn/2012/Ideas
It would be amazing to see especially previous Code-in and GSoC students offer tasks here and mentor the next bunch :)  To see what kind of an impact this program can have check out
http://dot.kde.org/2013/07/15/akademy-2013-day-two

Cheers
Lydia
PS: I am about to head off to Brazil for the next 11 days. In case of questions I hope Teo, Myriam, Valorie and David will be able to help as well.

To this, I can only add: We're always available in #kde-soc on Freenode IRC, and on the Community list. Let's kickstart this list of tasks, and rev up this year in Code-In!

Oh, I hope Lydia doesn't sue me for stealing her intellectual property!