One week ago GCI ended!
Why am I announcing it one week later? We needed rest!
For two months we've been literally swarmed by GCI students who needed to be mentored and helped, but we didn't expect such a successful invasion of new contributors!
So now that we gained our strenght back, let's sit down and think about our experience.
We proposed 150 different tasks, mentored 110 and completed successfully 65! Not too bad, I must add! Some of the tasks regarded documentation or wiki, but a relevant portion of them consisted of writing some actual code! You are going to see a lot of neat interface improvements in .18 as well as two new languages.
In the following days we will go through the submitted work and double check we didn't forget anything! In the meantime we prepared a new wiki page that contains all the tasks left, useful for some future projects or for beginners' contributions.
So in the end was it worth it? I've got different feedbacks from the mentors: some said it was too tiresome and didn't add much, others said that it was nice to help the kids and that there is the possibility of having long time contributors...
In the end, even though it required a lot of effort, we've taught students what is opensource and how to work in a real world team.
And that's what GCI is all about!
AND A WARM HUG FROM THE GCI ADMINS TO ALL THE MENTORS THAT MADE THIS POSSIBLE!!