I will not be taking the lead this year, so if you want to help guide the kids, this is a great opportunity to help LibreHealth.
We can go one of two routes:
- We can operate under Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL), the upshot is that we don’t have to manage things ourselves and alleviates a lot of responsibility(It is an immense amount of work). The upshot is that DIAL is run by @downey along with a wonderful team, and I trust them wholeheartedly, they also have a lot of experience doing this. We get people doing the administrative work for us, all we have to worry about is ensuring there are adequate tasks available. There still needs to be a point person responsible for LibreHealth task curation.
- Or we apply ourselves. Google tends to try to get newer orgs in, so by working under DIAL, we are also making room for newer organizations that would have otherwise not been selected due to space.
Organization applications open on Thursday, October 10 at 1700 UTC
Accepted organizations are announced on Monday, October 28 at 1700 UTC
The contest begins for students on Monday, December 2 at 1800 UTC and ends on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at 1800 UTC.
Note: This runs during the holidays, expect a lot of activity as students will have off from school and be on vacation at that time.
What is needed from the community as far as mentors go is:
AT LEAST 2 org admins that are NOT hands-off – you need to be willing to switch off with each other so none of you 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 from last year:
Please be aware GCI will start about a month later than last year (back to the timeline we have been using for most of the first 8 years of the contest) - the contest starts for students Monday, December 2nd.
The only major change for GCI 2019 is the Finalists selections at the end of the contest. When orgs select their 6 Finalists we will ask you to further rank the 6 Finalists into 3 groups:
Select 2 as Grand Prize Winners (receive grand prize trip, GCI backpack, GCI jacket, tshirt and certificate)
Select 2 as Runners-up (receive GCI backpack, GCI jacket, tshirt and certificate)
Select 2 as Finalists (receive GCI jacket, tshirt and certificate)
This is an important change from last year that is worth reiterating: 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
One note: To be a mentor, you must also be a active LibreHealth contributor already by the time the program begins.
- Yes, I will be Org Admin (this is a lot of work – you are also a mentor in this context)
- Yes, I want to be a Mentor
- No, not this year