Google Code In
Google Code-in is a program run by Google since 2010 that introduces young pre-university students (13 to 17 years old) to open source. BRL-CAD has participated in GCI for a number of years and it works like this:
- We create a bunch of tasks for students to work on BRL-CAD.
- A student picks a task from the list and works on it.
- The student can ask questions or get help from mentors and submits their work when they're done.
- A BRL-CAD mentor reviews the work and either sends it back for more work or accepts it as completed successfully.
Whether you're applying or accepted, we've itemized everything you need to do into a simple CHECKLIST. We're here to help you become new open source developers, so don't be shy if you have any questions.
BRL-CAD participation in GCI
Google Code-In 2018
As before, we did not apply this year. We needed a break.
Google Code-In 2017
And again! BRL-CAD is 1 of 25 orgs accepted into the program.
Google Code-In 2016
We're back! BRL-CAD is 1 of 17 orgs accepted into the program.
Google Code-In 2015
Still integrating prior tasks, we did not apply. We also needed time to focus on a major release and were quite exhausted after GCI 2014. We needed a break.
With 393 tasks completed, this was a hugely productive year. By a simple wallclock conservative measure, those tasks constitute roughly 10 full-time years of effort.
This was the first year doing GCI. BRL-CAD was 1 of 10 organizations selected. Student response was overwhelming. We learned a lot and fell in love with the program.