Google Code-in Frequently Asked Questions
Please allow for some time. We will review all completed tasks in the order of completion, but it takes some time. If we don't answer within 24 hours, you may ask on our forum. Please always provide a link to the task page when asking on the forum, otherwise it is very time-consuming to search for your task.
I've completed my task and I have the file ready. However, it seems I am not able to upload it at Google Code-In's page. Should I email the patch to the mentor or should I wait until I can upload it there?
The task has probably not been assigned to you yet. Remind us on forum if we don’t assign it within 24 hours. After we assign it to you, you should be able to upload your work.
The best way to get in touch with mentors is through the forum. They may not always be online during GCI, but they regularly read posts and will timely answer emails. Also, in this way, other mentors or developers can join the discussions and help. Just open a new topic with your questions, and you will get the answers.
I would like to work on more than one task. I'd successfully claimed one task about [...]. I'd like to apply for the second one, but I can’t. What can I do?
Sorry, you can only work on one task at a time. Just finish the one you started and you can go on with the next one.
Please make your own thread in the forum. It will be easier to maintain.
The number of stars just give a rough indication. In the end, we determine the difficulty level. Just setting the option would be "easy".
Yes, you can. We suggest the following:
Please send a patch using "svn diff" (or TortoiseSVN / Create patch...) Please base your patch on the latest revision in the trunk. Don't change any lines that you don't need to change, especially do not change the formatting of the existing code or remove comments (turn off auto-formatting in Eclipse!). The patch will then be easier to review. Please look at the created patch file with a plain text editor before you send it. It should be small and only contain the modified lines.
See wiki page with the guidelines written by one of the mentors.
The task is to (as the name says) check translations sent by other GCI students before they will be checked by mentors. In order to claim them, you must finish one normal translation task beforehand. See wiki page about those tasks.
If you have other questions, don't hesitate to ask in the developer forum.