Nov 04 2015
Nov 04
tadityar's picture

Hello there!

I believe you are applying as a student? The application for GCI 2015 is not open for students yet, it's still in organizational application phase (you can see the full timeline here). Thanks for your interest in Drupal though! In the meanwhile you can see past years tasks :)

Noemi libri's picture

Hello, I write little English, I did not understand everything.
This article begins:
"Are you interested in contributing to Drupal, but do not have the coding skills or experience necessary? Good news, now you have an awesome opportunity to contribute!"

But then it says that it is only for students 13 to 17 years? It is only for students? There is a way to participate even if you are older than age? I am 22 years old.

Slurpee's picture

Hello Neomi. The contest is for students ages 13-17, but we need experienced mentors able to help the students. Join us in #drupal-google on IRC when you have some time or contact me directly if interested.

Slurpee's picture

Any mentors interested participating? Please add your name to our list @ - we're hoping to add a few more mentors to our list to finalize our application tomorrow. Tell your friends :)

Slurpee's picture

Drupal has officially submitted our Google Code-In 2015 application. Accepted organizations will be notified Nov 13th 2015, 15:00 (EST). More info soon...

Slurpee's picture

Congratulations. Drupal was approved to participate in Google Code-in 2015. More info soon...

Slurpee's picture

Google Code-in 2015-16 started earlier today. Join us in #drupal-google if you can help with new students or contact me directly if you're interested in mentoring.

Oscar852's picture

Google Code-in is a contest to introduce pre-university students (ages 13-17) to the many kinds of contributions that make free and open source software (FOSS) development possible. Students must complete tasks, one at a time. 300-101 Exam It is sponsored and run by Google. The Wikimedia Foundation has participated since 2013.

Nov 05 2014
Nov 05
varunity's picture

Thanks Slurpee,

I look forward to coming up with some simple tasks for pre-university students(ages 13-17) and doing some mentoring. See you on IRC.

Slurpee's picture

Several hours remain before our final version of application is due. I have already submitted our draft as a "practice submission" to catch anything odd in process. Please comment here if you notice anything missing or incorrect about our application content. In addition, please sign up to be a mentor to show our dedication in number of potential mentors @

I'll be on line until the deadline. Feel free to join us in #drupal-google on Freenode if you want to chat in real time.

Slurpee's picture

Drupal has officially been accepted into the Google Code-In 2014 contest. More information will be available soon with next steps...

andrei.dincu's picture

Congratulations to all!

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kieraseth's picture

Congratulations guys, and do well.

Niu.Qiang's picture

Have a happy time Young drupalers!

itsmeonly's picture

Congratulations guys ..

Nov 20 2013
Nov 20

Big news! The annual Google Code-In contest kicked off Monday, November 18th. The contest's purpose for pre-university students (ages 13 - 17) is learning how to contribute to open-source software projects and offers them a chance to win a once in a life time grand prize of an all expense paid trip to Google HQ in California. The bigger news...Drupal was chosen as one of the ten participating organizations to create tasks for the students to complete during the 2013 contest! This is a huge honor for Drupal and gives us an amazing opportunity to grow our community. Details @

Drupal Community, we're about 48 hours into the 2013 Code-In contest, students have already finished several tasks, and we need YOUR help. In this busy day and age, finding mentors can prove challenging and after months of "cat herding", we realized a simple solution for participation: "Just 1 Task". Even if you submit one task and mentor that task, everyone wins. We currently have 14 mentors in Google's system with tasks, but there is no limit on mentors or number of tasks we can accomplish. Ironically, after mentors add one task, they usually add a few more tasks. With Drupal 8 on the horizon, we have plenty of easy tasks that anyone at any age can accomplish, and it is the perfect opportunity to find new long time contributors. This is your chance to be a part of the global phenomenon that is open-source software! Join us in #drupal-gci or see information below on becoming a mentor.

After being selected to participate in the 2013 Code-In contest, our goal is to keep this momentum moving forward and plan to have a solid application with an elevated level of participation in Summer of Code 2014. Plus, Google has big plans in 2014 for Summer of Code's 10 year anniversary ( ).

Thank You!
A big thank you to our core team of mentors that organized tasks, worked on the application, and set up everything for student participation (Janez Urevc in Slovenia, Varun Baker in Jamaica, and Matthew Lechleider in USA). Plus, we can't forget all the current mentors who jumped at the chance to contribute (Aaron Dudehofer, Abdul Qadir, Andrew Shemo, Ben Carlson, Patrick Elward, Cody Carlson, Doug Vann, Jason Daniels, Kevin Reynen, Martin Martinov, Matt V).

How to Become a Mentor
*Login with Google account @
*Click "Register to be a Mentor"
*Connect with Drupal
*(wait for approval)
**Contact slurpee on d.o if issues

How to Add Tasks
*Login @
*Click "My Dashboard"
*Click "Create Tasks..."

How to be a Mentor
*Add at least one task @
*Notification of task will be sent to Drupal admins for approval
*Approval of task by admin publishes tasks publicly to students
*Request to be assigned task by student notifies mentor
*Mentor logs into Melange to click "Assign Task"
*Notification that task has started is sent to Student/Mentor/Admins
*Hangout in #drupal-irc on freenode to answer questions in real time if needed
*Comment task in Melange for feedback and help with student on task
*Review students work when completed
*Complete task to finish process

Questions? Contact Drupal's GCI 2013 Admin (Matthew Lechleider) @

Oct 14 2013
Oct 14

Are you interested in contributing to Drupal, but don't have the coding skills or experience necessary? Good news, now you have an awesome opportunity to contribute! Drupal is currently in the application process to be a part of the Google Code-In ( ) contest for pre-university students ages 13-17. Our current need is building a list of quality tasks for students to work on during the contest. Please realize these don't have to be code related tasks, but should fit into one of the following five categories: Code, Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research, Quality Assurance, User Interface.

The application process started Wednesday October 9th and ends this Friday October 18th. Our goal is to submit an application with at least 25 quality tasks. Please contribue by adding task ideas directly in the wiki ( ) until midnight UTC-6 Thursday October 17th. After that, we need to see if Drupal is approved for the contest. If approved, we will need help creating, documenting, and mentoring an additional 100-200 tasks. The more tasks we setup the more opportunities we have to contribue to Drupal.

Did you know that organizations accepted into the GCI contest send the top two students on an all expense paid 5 day trip to Google in Mountain View with a parent/guardian ( )? I know that I would be very excited as a young computer nerd to even have a chance to participate in such a program. As a community, we have a very good chance to make connections with young students who could end up spending a good amount of time focusing on Drupal after completing the contest. A good way to find quality contributors might be Drupal sending a few young people to California/GoogleHQ...

GCI Summary:
"Code-In can be thought of as the "Summer of Code" for pre-university students. Rather than specific coding projects, students age 13-17 take on smaller tasks in five categories: Code, Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research, Quality Assurance, User Interface."

Details @links that explain everything about the contest:


  • Wed Oct 09 - Application Period Starts
  • Mon Oct 28 - Application Period Ends
  • Fri Nov 01 - Accepted Organizations Announced
  • Mon Nov 18 - Contest Begins
  • Mon Jan 06 - Contest ends
  • Wed Jan 08 - Deadline for mentor orgs to submit evaluations

How can I help?:

  • Create Tasks
    • At least 25 tasks to apply (5 in each of the 5 categories)
    • Submit more tasks after Drupal is accepted directly to issue queue on d.o @
    • Need 100+ additional tasks if accepted.
    • Our goal is to focus on Drupal 8 based tasks as there is plenty to work on.
      • Example task: Create a Drupal 8 install walk through video tutorial
      • Example task: Attend a Drupal User Group Meetup
    • How to think of tasks?
      • Tasks from previous years/organizations are listed at legacy code-in websites.
      • Previous Drupal Code-In tasks are found on d.o issue queue.
  • Review Tasks
    • Need at least 25 tasks for application, but will require 100-200 tasks if accepted.
      • Help is needed to review and verify tasks are properly documented.
      • Tasks will be in the issue queue ready for review/feedback.
  • Mentor Tasks
    • Feel free to take ownership of tasks by becoming the primary contact.
      • Be apart of the entire process of creating, reviewing, mentoring, commenting, and approving completed tasks.
        • You might end up mentoring the next webchick!
    • Mentoring is not required for creating tasks, simply leave the mentor field blank.
  • IRCĀ  #drupal-gci
    • Hangoout and provide support to potential students/mentors
  • Do you or anyone you know work at an educational facility with 13-17 year olds? If so, spread the word of GCI!

Feel free to contact me or create nodes in the g.d.o group for additional information.

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