GCI 2016 Wrap Up Report

What happens when you combine 337 students, 20+ mentors, and an endless volley of tasks? During the time from November 2016 to January 2017, 368 Haiku tasks were successfully completed. The seventh year of Google’s Code-In, and the seventh for Haiku as a mentoring organization was a grand success.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.haiku-os.org/blog/deepanshu/2017-02-05_gci_2016_wrap_up_report/


It was interesting to note that most of the time, about one tenth of all students participating to GCI are for Haiku tasks.

This is directly, and indirectly, a good way to grow the strength of Haiku and its user base.

Thanks for that nice report, Deepanshu!
And congrats to the two grand prize winners and all finalists! I hope nobody is too disppointed, the ranking was a quite a close call…

The linked “Getting Involved” page gives a nice general overview what kind of help is needed. Anyone interested in more specific topics should check out it’s parent page “Community”, which has more detailed links under “Getting involved”.

For GCI students interested in continuing the work on porting software and creating recipes for it or improving 3rd party apps (mostly on HaikuArchives), follow the “Development” link there.
While we don’t (yet?) have explicit tasks like with GCI, there are loads of issues at the HaikuPorts and HaikuArchive bugtrackers. In fact, that’s another nice lesson in open source development: much of it is self-reliantly finding and researching an area to work on. :slight_smile:
Don’t hesitate to ask on IRC, the forums, and the mailinglists if you’re stuck.

I have this big JSON files with all the GCI tasks: http://pulkomandy.tk/drop/tasks.json
However, there is no convenient way to view it, yet. Anyone wants to make a nice (web or native) interface?