GCI Melange

Before Your Organization Applies

As an Organization Administrator, you are the overlord of your projects. You are the first and final point of contact for your organization throughout the contest. The Contest Administrators, in this case Google, depend on you to herd the cats (Mentors) in your organization to ensure they meet their obligations to their Students, your organization, and the contest.  

How do I create a profile in Melange?

The first step to participating as an Organization Administrator is to create a profile in Melange for the current year of the contest. Please remember that you must already have a profile in Melange from participating in either a previous Google Summer of Code program or Google Code-in contest. Once you have logged in with your Google account, click on the Sign up as organization button on the Google Code-in homepage.

You'll need to register as an Organization Administrator via the Register as an Org Admin page. 

  1. Since you will already have profile in Melange from participating in one of the previous contests, the top part of the page indicates what user you are logged in as. If this is not correct and you want to use a different account, click on the Not you? link to sign out and sign in with a different account. 
  2. Please review the Mentoring Organization/Mentor Participant Agreement and, if you agree to the terms therein, click the "I Agree to the Admin Agreement" check box. You will notice that this agreement incorporates our Contest FAQ and Terms of Service by reference. Make sure you have reviewed these documents prior to agreeing.
  3. Complete the rest of the form. Note that information entered in the Contact Info and Shipping Info parts are available only to Contest Administrators.
  4. Submit the form to create an Organization Administrator profile.

Once you have created a profile for yourself for that year's contest, you will need to go back to the Google Code-in homepage and click on the Register as organization button on the homepage again. This time you will be taken to the organization application. 


Where do I change what Notifications I get?

You can change your preferences at the bottom of your Profile by checking or unchecking the appropriate boxes.  You will see help text below each of the notifications describing more about how they function.