[Outreachy announcement] New Outreachy projects, Twitter Chat next Monday

Sage Sharp - Outreachy Organizer organizers at outreachy.org
Mon Feb 25 17:17:12 UTC 2019


The Outreachy internship application period has been underway for one
week. There's still time to apply!

On Monday March 4 at 4pm UTC 4pm UTC / 8am PDT / 11pm EDT / 5pm CET /
9:30pm IST, the @outreachy Twitter account will be hosting a chat with
mentors and Outreachy alums. We hope you can join us! The format of the
chat is here:


Follow @outreachy on Twitter for more news and updates:


We've added 13 new projects since last week. Please check out the full
list here:


The new projects are:

HTML/CSS or JavaScript

Debian "Debian Continuous Integration: user experience improvements" -  git, HTML/CSS, Ruby
Mozilla "Add support for multiple allowed statuses per test to mozlog & Gecko CI" -  Javascript, Python
Mozilla "Use React JSX & Flow in Network panel code base (Firefox DevTools)" -  React, Contributing to the Mozilla code base, Good understanding and experience with JavaScript/HTML/CSS
Mozilla "Implement a new certificate viewer for Firefox" -  React, Knowledge of Web Security / PKI, JavaScript / HTML / CSS


Debian "Reproducible Builds" -  working with git. working with others. working with code, mostly python or bash.
Mozilla "Add support for multiple allowed statuses per test to mozlog & Gecko CI" -  Javascript, Python


Haiku "Redesign the HTTP client library in Haiku" -  Haiku, HTTP, C++
Haiku "Design, implement the "Crypto Kit" BCrypto class and finish the kit." -  Cryptography, Haiku, C++
Haiku "Complete API documentation (the Haiku Book)" -  C++, English language, Doxygen
Haiku "Unify input (mouse, keyboard, ...) preference applications" -  User Interface design, C++
QEMU "Add Linux io_uring high-performance disk I/O support" -  Programming in C

Other New Projects

Mozilla "Write Rust library for Marionette remote protocol" -  Rust
OCaml "Test the OCaml compiler with random tests and a reference interpreter" -  Implementing an interpreter for a (simple) programming language, Programming in OCaml or a similar typed, functional language (F#, Haskell)
OpenStack "StoryBoard Database Query Optimizations" -  Linux, SQL, Communicate Globally

Sage Sharp
Outreachy Organizer

On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 11:09:41AM -0800, Sage Sharp - Outreachy Organizer wrote:
> Applications for the Outreachy May to August 2019 internships are now open:
> https://www.outreachy.org/apply/
> Outreachy provides three-month internships to work in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Our internships run twice a year, May to August and December to March. Interns are paid a stipend of $5,500 and have a $500 travel stipend available to them. Outreachy internship projects may include programming, user experience, documentation, illustration and graphical design, or data science. Interns often find employment after their internship with Outreachy sponsors or in jobs that use the skills they learned during their internship.
> Outreachy internships are open to applicants around the world. Interns work remotely with mentors from FOSS communities.
> We expressly invite women (both cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people to apply. We also expressly invite applications from residents and nationals of the United States of any gender who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latin@, Native American/American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander. Anyone who faces under-representation, systematic bias, or discrimination in the technology industry of their country is invited to apply.
> https://www.outreachy.org
> The timeline for this round is:
> Feb. 18, 2019	Initial applications open
> March 12, 2019	Last date for mentors to submit new internship project listings
> March 26, 2019  Final application deadline for most projects
> April 2, 2019   Final application deadline for late projects
> May 6, 2019	Accepted interns announced
> May 20, 2019 to Aug. 20, 2019	Internships period
> Please read through the application instructions and eligibility requirements carefully.
> https://www.outreachy.org/apply/eligibility/
> We've made some changes to the application process this round. We've simplified the rules for which rounds students can participate in. We've added a new essay question to the initial application. Please read about the changes here:
> https://www.outreachy.org/blog/outreachy-applications-are-open/
> You will need to fill out an initial application. Once your initial application is approved, you'll be able to see the full details for each internship project. Then you can make a contribution to the project. Applicants will need to record their in-progress contributions on the Outreachy website. Once one contribution is recorded, applicants can start to work on the final application for the internship project.
> We currently have 6 Free and Open Source projects who are ready to take contributions from applicants, and we expect to have more join in the next couple of weeks. Outreachy generally lists around 60 projects per round, and accepts about 40 interns. We'll send another announcement once we have more projects.
> If you have any questions about the internship, we have volunteers standing by to answer them. Please contact applicant-help at outreachy.org. If you can't get in contact with a mentor or you're having trouble choosing which project(s) to apply to, you can contact our mentors mailing list at mentors at lists.outreachy.org
> Good luck applying!
> Sage Sharp
> Outreachy Organizer

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