Debian & the Google Code-in 2010, requesting tasks
Debian so far had a nice experience with the Google Summer of Code
and this year, Google is going to run the Google Code-in.
We have applied and would now need some help from you all.
In the words of the official announcement:
"Google Code-in, Google's contest to introduce pre-university students
to the many kinds of contributions that make open source software
development possible, is starting on November 22, 2010. Google is
inviting students worldwide to produce a variety of open source code,
documentation, training materials and user experience research for the
organizations participating this year. These tasks include:
* Code: Tasks related to writing or refactoring code
* Documentation: Tasks related to creating/editing documents
* Outreach: Tasks related to community management and outreach/marketing
* Quality Assurance: Tasks related to testing and ensuring code is of
* Research: Tasks related to studying a problem and recommending solutions
* Training: Tasks related to helping others learn more
* Translation: Tasks related to localization
* User Interface: Tasks related to user experience research or user
interface design and interaction"
I have applied on behalf of Debian and we now need a series of short
tasks (1-2 weeks work) to propose in all these areas.
The selected mentoring organizations will be announced on November 5th 2010.
As you can see, this is an interesting project as the individual tasks
are closer in size to an RC bug and encompass a wider range of areas
than the Summer of Code.
I set up a welcome page and a tasks page.
Please fill in your tasks ideas ASAP. You can also volunteer to help
as admin and/or mentor.
We will be using the usual communication channels used for the Summer of Code:
* IRC: #debian-soc on irc.debian.org
* ML: email@example.com 
 <http://wiki.debian.org/gci> or <http://wiki.debian.org/GoogleCodeIn2010>