Well, its Google Code-in time again, and OpenMRS (of course) plans to apply!
For those of you who aren’t aware - GCI is somewhat akin to GSOC for high school students. Instead of one large project per student, GCI allows students to work on multiple smaller tasks of various complexity. Also, tickets are diverse, and not just limited to coding based tasks.
You may read more about the program and timeline at: https://developers.google.com/open-source/gci/
We participated in GCI over the last two years with great success. We’re confident that this year will be even better, and are anxious to take part!
If you’re willing to participate in this program as a mentor for OpenMRS, and help high school students aged 13-17 complete various tasks using OpenMRS, please respond to this thread, and we’ll get back to you shortly. Please note that in comparison to GSOC, the time / effort requirement for mentors is far less! Remember, GCI tasks are not limited to development work - they can also involve documentation, testing, QA, community outreach etc., so everyone can join in!
For a quick idea on what potential GCI tasks look like, please refer to https://issues.openmrs.org/browse/GCI