Re: [gentoo-dev] Google Code-In: 13-18 year olds in open source

2010-11-05 Thread Donnie Berkholz
On 10:02 Tue 02 Nov , Donnie Berkholz wrote:
 Thanks to your help, we got enough ideas just in time to apply. We 
 should hear Friday whether we're in.

Unfortunately we weren't accepted. This was a highly selective set 
compared to GSoC -- only 20 organizations instead of 150. Perhaps next 
time around...

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Thanks,
Donnie

Donnie Berkholz
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Re: [gentoo-dev] Google Code-In: 13-18 year olds in open source

2010-11-02 Thread Donnie Berkholz
On 09:11 Fri 29 Oct , Donnie Berkholz wrote:
 We now have 2 ideas. It's not even worth applying unless we can get 
 closer to 10. If nobody puts up more ideas in the next ~6 hours, we 
 won't be participating this year.

Thanks to your help, we got enough ideas just in time to apply. We 
should hear Friday whether we're in.

-- 
Thanks,
Donnie

Donnie Berkholz
Sr. Developer, Gentoo Linux
Blog: http://dberkholz.wordpress.com


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Google Code-In: 13-18 year olds in open source

2010-10-29 Thread Donnie Berkholz
On 23:19 Mon 25 Oct , Donnie Berkholz wrote:
 Based on our participation in the Summer of Code, Google invited us to 
 apply for their revived program for 13-18 year olds called Google 
 Code-In [1-2]. The basic idea is that students will complete a series of 
 small tasks rather than one huge project, and the tasks don't even have 
 to be related (or even involve programming!).
 
 One really neat feature about GCI is that projects can be anything -- 
 documentation, translation, coding, research, whatever. If you've been 
 feeling that your ideas are left out by GSoC, this is your chance.
 
 After talking with a few devs, there seemed to be a lot of interest in 
 us getting involved. The application deadline is very soon -- this 
 Friday! We need a good ideas list by then if we're going to apply. I 
 created a draft ideas page [3]; please fill it in by the end of the day 
 on this Thursday.
 
 We're looking for tasks that would take a student 13-18 years old 
 roughly 1-3 days to complete. Ideas might include writing man pages, 
 translating a few webpages, perhaps some relatively straightforward 
 bugfixes, etc. More general ideas are on our ideas page and the GCI 
 homepage. Because tasks are so short, mentoring will not be a major 
 burden, so don't let that hold you back.

We now have 2 ideas. It's not even worth applying unless we can get 
closer to 10. If nobody puts up more ideas in the next ~6 hours, we 
won't be participating this year.

-- 
Thanks,
Donnie

Donnie Berkholz
Sr. Developer, Gentoo Linux
Blog: http://dberkholz.wordpress.com


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Google Code-In: 13-18 year olds in open source

2010-10-29 Thread Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto
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On 26-10-2010 04:19, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
 Hi all,
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 We're looking for tasks that would take a student 13-18 years old 
 roughly 1-3 days to complete. Ideas might include writing man pages, 
 translating a few webpages, perhaps some relatively straightforward 
 bugfixes, etc. More general ideas are on our ideas page and the GCI 
 homepage. Because tasks are so short, mentoring will not be a major 
 burden, so don't let that hold you back.
 
 I look forward to seeing all your cool ideas!
 
 3. http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Google_Code_In_2010_ideas

As you can see in the link for the current proposals, I've proposed a
general task of providing translations of our documentation for Portuguese.
I have a very strong suspicion that most if not all of our non-english
docs could either benefit from a review or are in need of major work.
Are there any developers from non english speaking countries that are
willing to serve as contacts for candidates wanting to translate any of
the docs on http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/ to your locale?

- -- 
Regards,

Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org
Gentoo- forums / Userrel / Devrel / KDE / Elections / RelEng
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Re: [gentoo-dev] Google Code-In: 13-18 year olds in open source

2010-10-29 Thread Serkan Kaba
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On 29-10-2010 20:46, Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto wrote:
 As you can see in the link for the current proposals, I've proposed a
 general task of providing translations of our documentation for Portuguese.
 I have a very strong suspicion that most if not all of our non-english
 docs could either benefit from a review or are in need of major work.
 Are there any developers from non english speaking countries that are
 willing to serve as contacts for candidates wanting to translate any of
 the docs on http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/ to your locale?
As said on IRC I'd love to help Turkish translation if any student
volunteers.

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Sincerely,
Serkan KABA
Gentoo Developer
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[gentoo-dev] Google Code-In: 13-18 year olds in open source

2010-10-25 Thread Donnie Berkholz
Hi all,

Based on our participation in the Summer of Code, Google invited us to 
apply for their revived program for 13-18 year olds called Google 
Code-In [1-2]. The basic idea is that students will complete a series of 
small tasks rather than one huge project, and the tasks don't even have 
to be related (or even involve programming!).

One really neat feature about GCI is that projects can be anything -- 
documentation, translation, coding, research, whatever. If you've been 
feeling that your ideas are left out by GSoC, this is your chance.

After talking with a few devs, there seemed to be a lot of interest in 
us getting involved. The application deadline is very soon -- this 
Friday! We need a good ideas list by then if we're going to apply. I 
created a draft ideas page [3]; please fill it in by the end of the day 
on this Thursday.

We're looking for tasks that would take a student 13-18 years old 
roughly 1-3 days to complete. Ideas might include writing man pages, 
translating a few webpages, perhaps some relatively straightforward 
bugfixes, etc. More general ideas are on our ideas page and the GCI 
homepage. Because tasks are so short, mentoring will not be a major 
burden, so don't let that hold you back.

I look forward to seeing all your cool ideas!


1. http://code.google.com/opensource/gci/2010-11/index.html
2. http://code.google.com/opensource/gci/2010-11/faqs.html
3. http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Google_Code_In_2010_ideas

-- 
Thanks,
Donnie

Donnie Berkholz
Sr. Developer, Gentoo Linux
Blog: http://dberkholz.wordpress.com


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