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We are thrilled to have been selected as mentoring organization for the Google Code-in contest.
Right now, we're busy getting our task list up to date on the contest website, http://google-melange.com.
Greg Lund-Chaix has written a blog post aimed at educators about why he's excited to participate as a mentor for Google Code-in. Greg is one of the key figures behind the Oregon Virtual School District program.
Students can begin participating in the contest on November 22, 2010. In the interim, now is a great time to peruse the Official Rules and the contest Frequently Asked Questions pages. If you want to talk your would-be mentors at the OSL, you can find us in our online chat room, #osuosl on Freenode.
If you are not familiar with using Internet Relay Chat (IRC), you may want to try using the web based client for our chat room. Just visit http://webchat.freenode.net and then choose a nickname and type #osuosl into the Channels textbox. Try to choose a nickname that is easy to understand; it is much easier for mentors to get to know you - and take you seriously - if your online nickname is leslie or even giraffe rather than senoritasillypantalones.
If you're not a fan of online chat, then we recommend you subscribe to the Google Code-in mailing lists run by Google, and you can always reach us via email at gci at osuosl dot org
OSU Open Source Lab
224 Milne Computer Center
1800 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331