[Owasp-leaders] Google Code-in 2014 // Call for volunteers

Fabio Cerullo fcerullo at owasp.org
Tue Nov 4 00:33:22 UTC 2014

hi there,

Do you have plenty of small tasks that need to be accomplished for your
OWASP project but don't have the time/resources to do them? Eg. wiki pages
that need to be updated, documentation that needs to be completed, a small
patch/fix that needs to be developed.

Would you be interested to have a passionate group of teenagers students
working on various tasks for your OWASP project?

Google runs a programme called Google Code-in (GCI) that might be the right
fit for you.

*So, what is GCI?*

Google Code-in is a contest for pre-university students (e.g., high school
and secondary school students ages 13-17) with the goal of encouraging
young people to participate in open source by doing small tasks. The best
students who complete these tasks get a ticket to Google HQ in San

*What kind of tasks?*

The tasks are grouped into the following categories:

*Code: *Tasks related to writing or refactoring code
*Documentation/Training: *Tasks related to creating/editing documents and
helping others learn more
*Outreach/Research: *Tasks related to community management,
outreach/marketing, or studying problems and recommending solutions
*Quality Assurance:* Tasks related to testing and ensuring code is of high
*User Interface: *Tasks related to user experience research or user
interface design and interaction

Tasks generally take students 3-5 hours to complete. Usually, a
participating organisation generates between 200-250 tasks during the time
frames set below.

*Time frames*

The Google Code-in 2014 contest will run from December 1, 2014 to January
19, 2015. *The deadline for organisations to apply is November 10th, 2014.*


Please ping me as I'm trying to build a team before the GCI submission
deadline next 10th November. The only condition to participate is to have
plenty of ideas/tasks for the students to progress them, and loads of
patience to handle a highly demanding & young task force group.

Thanks for your support.

All the best,

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