[Talk-us] Any interest in Google Code-In?

Adam Schreiber sadam at clemson.edu
Fri Oct 29 13:56:42 BST 2010

Perhaps creation of additional JOSM presets/validation tests and fixes?



On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 8:47 AM, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 10:07 PM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> At the Google Summer of Code mentors summit this past weekend Google asked
>> us (the organizations that participated in Summer of Code) to also
>> participate in the Google Code-In project. The Code-In project is similar to
>> the Summer of Code but for 13-18 year olds. The tasks are meant to be much
>> smaller: the students are supposed to sign up for one task at a time, they
>> get $100 for every 3 tasks they complete (up to $500).
>> I talked a bit with Carol (the Google woman running the project) who liked
>> me suggestion for putting up a bunch of mapping-related projects. For
>> example, a project could be "map 100 restaurants in your area" or "map all
>> stores in mall X".
> I'm not in favour of this idea.  Mapping for pay will encourage gaming
> the system for money and ripping data from other sources.  It will
> also create a group of mappers who will stop when the money runs out
> and potentially resentment among the mappers who have mapped thousands
> of restaurants for the love of mapping or the love of their town.
> If there are bite-sized code contributions, let's have a look at that.
>  GSoC already has retention issues in the larger projects.  Not every
> GSoC student continues with their project after the summer period.  I
> see this as a larger problem in a project with a lower initial barrier
> to entry.
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