Passing this along from GCI-mentors list. GCI will not repeat in the future.
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Subject: [GCI-mentors] Thank you all for 10 incredible years of Google
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 09:55:29 -0700 (PDT)
From: 'Stephanie Taylor' via Google Code-in Mentors
Reply-To: Stephanie Taylor <sttaylor(a)google.com>
To: Google Code-in Mentors <gci-mentors(a)googlegroups.com>
Hi GCI Mentors and Org Admins,
Google Code-in concluded 10 amazing, productive, exhilarating years in
January. This program has been a success because of the amazing energy
and passion all of you have exhibited; volunteering dozens, hundreds,
and in some cases, thousands(!) of hours to help 14,700+ teenagers, from
115+ countries, complete a whopping 76,200+ open source tasks, during
the past 10 years!
We wanted all of you to be among the first to know that Google Code-in
2019 was our final Google Code-in contest. We've been looking hard at
our portfolio of programs and as open source evolves, our programs need
to evolve too. We've decided to focus our efforts on Google Summer of
Code and programs like Season of Docs that meet projects' sustainability
needs going into the next 10 years of open source.
We want to thank you all for being inspiring role models to these
students. Many of you were GCI or GSoC students yourselves and have been
paying it forward for years by helping teenagers discover their passion
for open source software development. The extent of your support was
something many didn’t expect when they first started out trying to
complete a few tasks to earn a Google T-shirt.
You have welcomed students into your communities and shown them how open
source is making the world a better place and how they can be a part of
that. You all have inspired, taught, listened, and made a difference in
the lives of thousands of students. THANK YOU! These students have
brought fresh new perspectives and ideas into your communities,
inspiring long-term committers with their enthusiasm, curiosity and skills.
Many of you have been mentors for all 10 years of GCI (plus GHOP!),
while others came into the GCI family just this past year. Regardless of
when you joined, thank you all for showing immense kindness, patience,
dedication, organization and guidance to the students, the other mentors
in our GCI community, and to me and the rest of our team over the years.
These past 10 years of Google Code-in have been an exciting, adrenaline
pumping adventure – thanks for coming along on the ride with us!
We will continue to be dedicated to helping open source communities be
sustainable and finding new contributors is an essential part of those
efforts. While Google Code-in is now officially retired, we look forward
to finding new ways to support your communities.
GCI Program Lead