Google Code In

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Google Code-in is a contest run by Google with a goal of encouraging young (13 to 17 years old) students to participate in open source. Since 2010, Google Code-in has been introducing pre-university students from around the globe to various open source communities. The format of participating in Google Code-in is as follows:

  • BRL-CAD will create a list of tasks for students to work upon. Each task will have a mentor associated with it.
  • A student picks a task from the list and he/she is assigned a deadline.
    • While a task is claimed no other student can work on that task.
  • After completion of task it's ready to be reviewed by mentor.
  • Based on the performance of the student mentor may approve, disapprove or extend the deadline for the task.

BRL-CAD was one of the three selected communities in the year 2012. This year we are again applying for the event.

Getting Started

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

You can check out promotional flyers that have been prepared in the past on our [flyers page].

Google Code In 2013

This year, we are submitting application for selection of BRL-CAD to GCI 2013 with a whole lot of introductory itty-bitty task for new comers and pre university students. Keeping Fingers Crossed for the Selection !

Google Code In 2012

This was the first year of our participation in GCI. Out of 10 organizations chosen, BRL-CAD was one among them. With an overwhelming response, we successfully compeleted the program with enthusiastic pre-university students having a feel of accomplishment and gaining a pool of knowledge at the end of the program.