GCI-2018 : Let's ready for the contest - Google Code In 2018

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(Suthagar Kailayapathy) #1

Hi all,

The most awaited and expected contest - Google Code In 2018 is going to begin on track today within 10 hours of time. We spent more than one month for the mentor selections process and tasks creations. Now the time to deal with the kids who are waiting to rock by their performances !!

I’m very excited to see the kids working on the tasks and I’m eagerly waiting to mentor them. We have 23 mentors right now for the contest, and we expect everyone to be active during the contest and give your maximum support to mentor the students.

We have published about 60 tasks right now, and altogether there will be 200+ available instances right now. We will work on creating more tasks, and publish those ones by one in the coming weeks.

Note: You should install the telegram app on your mobile or tablet before click and join the group by that given link above

Our mentors for GCI 2018

Happy hunting and playing :slight_smile: !!

Thanks,


(Daniel Futerman) #2

Great to see the work you’re doing for GCI @suthagar23, keep it up!


(Suthagar Kailayapathy) #3

Google Code-in 2018 [ Week - 1 Progress ]


Hi every one,

We successfully completed one week of time for the Google Code-in 2018. I just came up with some statistics for last week of Google Code-in progress.

Tasks - Summary

  • Total Task Count: 75
  • Completed Tasks: 19
  • Claimable Tasks: 56

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Instances Summary

  • Total Instance Count: 684
  • Total Students interacted with OpenMRS : 438
  • Total Completed Tasks: 312
  • Total Abandoned Tasks : 178
  • Total Inprogress Tasks : 164

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Key Points from the progress

  • Compared to the last year, we are able to get more students at the beginning of the contest.
  • Students are very active, and they are making the submissions quickly within a short time period. It shows us about their interests and the ambitions to achieve some goals in the GCI :smile:
  • Some students are very familiar with the coding practice and seems extraordinary while reviewing some tasks (We need more time to review their submissions :smile:)
  • OpenMRS Community also provided a good support for them during the first week to continue their works
  • Unfortunately we need to work with some students who copied the materials from the internet and was not aware of the plagiarism issues. We worked with them to clarify the issues of coping the online materials and warn them also.
  • Most students work on the beginner tasks, and they were able to complete that tasks within a given time period.
  • We were able to provide some knowledge about Java, Python, I/O, exception handling, use case analysis, threads, multi-threading, documentation, Q/A, outreach during the first-week period.

Improvements and Plans for next week

  • We planned to add more tasks during these days for the next weeks.
  • We need to ensure that, the mentors are active during the contest and the submissions will be reviewed within 36hrs of time from the submission time.
  • Need to handle some specific ways to grant the access to Wiki and JIRA for the students who need to work on those.
  • Need some more plans to exclude the plagiarism issues
  • Need some more plans to reduce the count of Abandoned tasks

I can strongly say that the OpenMRS community put a great support during the first week of time, and we were able to catch more students for the work.

Thanks, everyone for the great support, and we need your support in the future also :smile:

If you have any ideas or plans to improve the GCI-OpenMRS, feel free to contact us or post here for the discussions.

-GCI Admins


(Daniel Kayiwa) #4

Thank you so much @suthagar23 for giving us this awesome update! :smile:

As for the maximum allowed review period, isn’t it supposed to be 36hrs instead of 48hrs?

For those seeking access to the Wiki and JIRA, there should not be any problem with it because myself and @jwnasambu are giving this special attention! :slight_smile:


(Suthagar Kailayapathy) #5

Yes @dkayiwa Thanks for pointing out :slight_smile:. I have updated


(Suthagar Kailayapathy) #6

Google Code-in 2018 [ Week - 3 Progress ]

Hi every one,

We successfully completed three weeks of time for the Google Code-in 2018. I just came up with some statistics for last week of Google Code-in progress.

Tasks - Summary

  • Total Task Count: 80
  • Completed Tasks: 33
  • Claimable Tasks: 47

Instances Summary

  • Total Instance Count: 1141
  • Total Students interacted with OpenMRS : 659
  • Total Completed Tasks: 686
  • Total Abandoned Tasks : 446
  • Total Inprogress Tasks : 87

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Task counts claimed by students

We have about 63+ students who claimed more than 3 tasks during this three week of time. chart%20(3)

Key Points from the progress and Improvements and Plans for next week

  • OpenMRS is getting more and more students to compare with previous years :slight_smile:
  • Some students want to get the reviews quickly (it may reduce the time to wait for another task in their side - we need to accept this situation also :smile:). So we need to plan and assign potential mentors for quick reviews.
  • OpenMRS Community also provided a good support for them during the last three weeks to continue their works
  • Have some plans to add more tasks which can give more knowledge of all type of tasks to the students.

Instructions for Students

  • We don’t encourage students to contact any of our mentors personally (which may have your personal information). So we request you to use common mediums to chat with mentors rather than moving for private conversations.

  • Don’t add any unnecessary comments to the GCI dashboard after submitting your work there. It will change your last modified time, and we couldn’t catch you immediately since we will not provide much priority for your work.

  • Be active on Talk thread, IRC, and Telegram channel to help others. We can strongly tell that, working on more tasks will not decide the winner in GCI. So you need to be a good community member and active student to reach that point. :slight_smile: Good luck students :wink:

Disclaimer : We already have dedicated IRC, Telegram channels for the immediate help from the mentors. So we will not encourage students to create talk threads to request for the task reviews . It may reduce the impact on other important treads on OpenMRS talk.

Helpful links

Thanks, everyone for the great support, and we need your support in the future also :smile:

If you have any ideas or plans to improve the GCI-OpenMRS, feel free to contact us or post here for the discussions.

-GCI Admins


(Daniel Kayiwa) #7

Thanks for this update and keep us updated on those tasks whose waiting for review period is about to reach the maximum allowed. :slight_smile:


(Suthagar Kailayapathy) #8

Sure @dkayiwa We will do it regularly :slight_smile:


(Juliet Wamalwa) #9

@suthagar23 thanks for the update


(Aditya Bisht) #10

Really pumped up and hyped for what is to come. Looking forward to new tasks and lesser review time :laughing:. All in all you guys are doing a great job. Keep it up. :smile:


(Suthagar Kailayapathy) #11

Google Code-in 2018 [ Week - 5 Progress ]

Hi every one,

We successfully completed five weeks of time for the Google Code-in 2018. I just came up with some statistics for last weeks of Google Code-in progress.

Tasks - Summary

  • Total Task Count: 99
  • Completed Tasks: 48
  • Claimable Tasks: 51

Instances Summary

  • Total Instance Count: 1499
  • Total Students interacted with OpenMRS : 744
  • Total Completed Tasks: 877
  • Total Abandoned Tasks : 570
  • Total Inprogress Tasks : 52

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Task counts claimed by students

We have about 76+ students who claimed more than 3 tasks and 41+ students who claimed more than 5 tasks during this five week of time. !

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Key Points from the progress and Improvements and Plans for next week

  • OpenMRS is getting more and more students to compare with previous years
  • Added new tasks from different platforms (Java and Angular).
  • Initiated an Idea of GCI Website for 2018. We have added some beginning tasks for this project and reviewing those tasks as a very first step.
  • We planned to create more tasks on this GCI website development which can give a real experience to students.
  • Plan to create a criteria for winner selection, and it will be out in this talk forum quickly. So students can work to get their chance to be a winner in the comming two weeks.

Instructions for Students

  • We don’t encourage students to contact any of our mentors personally (which may have your personal information). So we request you to use common mediums to chat with mentors rather than moving for private conversations.
  • Don’t add any unnecessary comments to the GCI dashboard after submitting your work there. It will change your last modified time, and we couldn’t catch you immediately since we will not provide much priority for your work.
  • Be active on Talk thread, IRC, and Telegram channel to help others. We can strongly tell that, working on more tasks will not decide the winner in GCI. So you need to be a good community member and active student to reach that point. :wink: Good luck students :wink:

Disclaimer : We already have dedicated IRC, Telegram channels for the immediate help from the mentors. So we will not encourage students to create talk threads to request for the task reviews . It may reduce the impact on other important treads on OpenMRS talk.

Thanks, everyone for the great support, and we need your support in the future also :smile:

If you have any ideas or plans to improve the GCI-OpenMRS, feel free to contact us or post here for the discussions.

-GCI Admins


Waiting for response to GCI 2018 task
(Juliet Wamalwa) #12

Thanks for the update its really encouraging.


(Daniel Kayiwa) #13

Thanks @suthagar23 and team. This is super awesome! :slight_smile:


(William Zhang) #14

Thanks for the helpful tips for students!


(Satvik Shrivastava) #15

Thank you for the tips and statistics. We students are really enjoying contributing to OpenMRS. :slight_smile:


(Aditya Bisht) #16

Thank you Suthagar for tips and your guidance :smiley: . Looking forward to the winning criteria :wink:

PS: There is a typo, ‘comming’ instead of ‘coming’ :sweat_smile: