[This topic is not completely the same one that I want to talk on, but it is similar, so I post it here, because I hope that you two (Amy and ewel) have the Notify-Funktion turned on for this.]
The contest is over and I (and I assume other too) would still like to support the comunity, but don't know ecactly how. Because finding tasks is difficult. Others may need help with the developing of their extensions or search for other young people to do the projects they're thinking about.
So I think it would be great to create a kind of workgroup, let's call it J!OUNG Team in this thought experiment. Young Peple like me and other contestants could be moderators of an special forum and there could be a project at Google Code, containing a task list like at the GHOPC. Others could do this tasks or could create new ones/ask mods to do this.For example: They created an extensions and search now for someone who can translate this. This is a little task wich can be done in some hours, but without such a task list it would maybe never been done.
So let's say everybody up to 20 years can join. All two or three months there could be events, similar to the Joomla! Doc Camp or other weekend projects. I don't think that every contestant would join such a project, but maybe a part, let's think of 10 to 20. This ones would learn from each other and could mentor other young ones, who didn't take part in the contest, but are interested. I think young people could work better if they know that the others around them are not much older than they. And maybe a young part of the community would get generated, with young people as mentors for others, and also a fast and good team to do tasks given by the whole community, because the people of the workgroup wouldn't be specialized like the members of the other groups (Translations, Core, ...) but could do combined tasks with some different tasks together.
This is what I'm thinking about and I know that it is not more than an idea, but I would like to hear of you, what you think about this.
(I hope you understand all I've wrote, sorry for my awfull English...