The Sahana Software Foundation has been selected as one of a very select number of participating organization for the 2011-12 Google Code-In. The Google Code-In is a contest for pre-university students to introduce them to all of the things that go into a successful open source project: code, documentation, outreach, quality assurance, research, training, translation and user interface. This program is a great opportunity to get students excited about contributing to a humanitarian free and open source project like Sahana, and for us to get some sorely needed tasks completed.
This year, we are providing participants with tasks for our Sahana Eden project and have a strong team of mentors lined up to support the program, which runs from November 21, 2011 through January 16, 2012. This year’s Sahana GCI program is being coordinated by Michael Howden and Robby O’Connor, supported by a team of experienced Sahana developers, former GSOC students and even a Google Code-In student from last year’s contest!
We are grateful to Google for this opportunity to participate in such a worthwhile program.