I'll just echo what @Rishi0812 said and say that I've really enjoyed the experience! Learning R as a new language has been really nice, and I've even been offered a summer internship as a result of one of the tasks I did. I'm happy regardless of the outcome, thanks to all of the R staff and mentors.
Even six months ago , I would have been utterly confused if I heard about competitions like Google Code-in. While I did know what open source was, the idea that thousands of high school students such as I would be able to contribute towards it in meaningful ways would have absolutely blown my mind. These two months have not only been a formal introduction for me towards open source but have also been a period of learning thanks to the mentors who took time out of their busy schedules (thanks @jcrodriguez1989@vivekktiwari@benubah@vijaybarve@sunn-e@tdhock ) and the fellow students (Thanks @oliverfogelin@Rishi0812@Pilipino@Azamlynny@programming-wizard ) who suggested various workarounds and tips with regards to the bugs and the tasks. This was my first encounter not only with R but with any statistical programming language at all and the community helped me immensely. I realize this comment is getting a bit long hence I would like to end it by reiterating my thanks to everyone involved with R in GCI. It is truly the community that is the most exciting part of open source and you guys made me realize it.
No worries @ZeroDawn0D, I'm glad I could help!
As GCI has come to an end 😞, I would like to thank all the mentors as well as the students who helped me in learning this new language R. I enjoyed learning R with you. For me, this was a short introduction to open source which you all made an exciting journey. I am glad to be a part of this community and contribute to R and open source. Once again, Thank You, I learned a lot during these two months.
@ZeroDawn0D I am very happy, I was able to help.
Juan C Rodriguez
As my first GCI year, it was an amazing experience, I really enjoyed your enthusiasm and your hard work. You are all welcomed to next year's GCI, and if you start your university studies, you are welcomed to GSoC. I'm glad you liked the R, where you come for the language, and stay for its community ;)
Thank you all for such an amazing experience. It was a great. Hope you will continue the learning and contribute more and more in R community.
Thank you everybody @mentors and @co-participants for making my last GCI so special!! 😁
We invite all the Students who has participated in the GCI 2019 contest to a friendly, experience sharing irc channel. So who are interested in talking to fellow org students can join in our channel. Network: irc.freenode.net Channel: ##gci-2019 dont confuse with #gci-2019