Google Code-In! (details, instructions)

Justin C. Sherrill justin at
Fri Nov 5 20:43:44 PDT 2010

DragonFly was accepted as 1 of 20 organizations for Google Code-In!

We're 1 of 3 operating systems involved (us, Debian, and Haiku) and the
only BSD involved.

* The background:

Code-In is like Summer of Code, in that it uses open source projects to
assign work to volunteers in school, and Google pays the bill.  Google
Code-In is for 13 to 18-year-olds, as students.

* If you aren't 13-18 years old:

As described in the link above, sign up for an account at the Google
Melange site:

And request to be a mentor for DragonFly BSD.  As a mentor, you can
suggest projects for the students, and (if you want to) evaluate their
work.  We need project ideas that fit in the 8 different categories
mentioned on the front page.  You can never have too
many ideas, so please contribute a few.

Consider this an open invitation for everyone involved in DragonFly; not
all the tasks have to be strictly code, so there isn't necessarily commit
access involved.

If you have friends involved in school teaching at the appropriate ages,
let them know about this.

* If you are 13-18 years old:

Tasks become available for DragonFly and other projects November 22nd.

Finishing 1 task gets you a T-shirt.
Finishing 3 tasks gets you $100.
You max out at $500 and 1 shirt.  (15 tasks max compensation)

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