[Outreachy announcement] 13 new Outreachy internship projects

Sage Sharp - Outreachy Organizer organizers at outreachy.org
Tue Mar 5 17:22:48 UTC 2019


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

We've added 13 new projects since last week. The last day for mentors to add projects will be March 12. Please check out the full list here:


The new projects are:

 - mUzima "mUzima Testing" -  Great documentation - precise and clear, Attention to details


 - Wikimedia "Add leaderboard based on user's edits using Commons Android app" -  Basic knowledge of MediaWiki APIs, Android App development

HTML/CSS or JavaScript

 - Wikimedia "Improve Programs & Events Dashboard for use in the #1lib1ref campaign" -  User research, React, Ruby on Rails


 - OpenStack "Extend sushy to support firmware updates" -  OpenStack, REST API, Python
 - OpenStack "Improve Ironic Agent Image Builder" -  OpenStack experience, General Linux administration skill, Python
 - OpenStack "Extend sushy to support RAID" -  OpenStack, REST API, Python
 - OpenStack "StoryBoard Searching Syntax Improvement" -  Javascript, Python, Communicate Globally


 - Linux Kernel "Improve Linux kernel support for running as a guest on the Hyper-V hypervisor" -  Knowledge of virtualization and hypervisor concepts, Basic operating system concepts (at the level of a university introductory class or book), C or C++ programming
 - Linux Kernel "Coccinelle cleanups in the Linux kernel" -  Linux kernel patch submission, good knowledge of C code
 - Linux Kernel "Create new and Extend existing Linux kernel networking selftests"
 - QEMU "Improve QEMU's diagnostics tools to assess code quality" -  Assembly - an understanding of low level assembly and how it relates to higher level abstactions, C including an understanding of the macro preprocessor which is heavily used by QEMU
 - QEMU "Nested SVM test improvements" -  Understanding virtualization basics, Programming in C
 - QEMU "Implement I2C hardware passthrough support" -  I2C or microcontroller hardware experience, Programming in C

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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