Organization applications open on September 6, 2018 at 09:00 (Pacific Daylight Time)
The contest begins for students on October 23, 2018 at 09:00 (Pacific Daylight Time)!
What I need from the community as far as mentors go is:
An additional org admin that is NOT hands-off – you need to be willing to switch off with me so I don’t burn out. This is too much for one admin to do.
A good handful of mentors from various time zones
The only way this can happen is if we have at least 2 active Organization Admins and enough mentors for 24/7 coverage.
There are changes this year:
Orgs will evaluate the 20 students completing the most tasks with their org when deciding on finalists and winners
Orgs will choose 6 finalists (instead of 5)
We have renamed the User Interface category to Design
Students will have to wait until Google reviews their Parental Consent form before they can claim their first task. This will slow things down but it is a requirement to be able to continue the program.
No tasks asking for personal information about students will be allowed (this includes tasks asking for students to introduce themselves with info like what country they are from, or photos of the students, etc.).
Please register your interest in the following poll:
Yes, I will be Org Admin (this is a lot of work – you are also a mentor in this context)
I’m trying to ensure we have adequate coverage. I’m hoping to have AT LEAST 10 mentors (excluding me) if not more. I’ll be managing things and arbitrating if students cheat – I take plagiarism seriously in this contest.
As an editor at Medium for freeCodeCamp, I definitely take plagiarism seriously - whether related to coding or articles. While we may borrow from other awesome concepts - we must attribute and give thanks for help in the right direction. Without our mentors and coding heroes, it seems we don’t stand a chance. Acknowledging each of them is easy as a way to say “Thank You”.
Project Leads: @tony for EHR, @sunbiz for Toolkit and @judywawira for Radiology. They set the roadmap for the projects with input from the core devs. They need to be onboard and be willing to review work submitted by students. – or empower somebody else to do so.