Here is a summary of the impressive accomplishments of women who worked on GNOME as interns from December 2011 to March 2012. Thanks to them and to their mentors for making it such a successful round!
Kasia Bondarava committed Belarusian translations for 35 GNOME modules. With her help, Belarusian translation coverage went from 67% to 88%, making Belarusian a new officially supported language. She also made a comprehensive comparison of different translator tools, advocated for better translator comments, and promoted GNOME at the Minsk Linux User Group. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Christy Eller spearheaded the work on the new Friends of GNOME pages and news.gnome.org site redesign, as well as restructuring of the news process. She also improved the instructions on how to get involved with web development in GNOME, made various GNOME website improvements, updated information on the GNOME deployments page, wrote an article for the GNOME Annual Report about the Thank You Pants, and worked on the cartoon about the OPW application process. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Emily Gonyer wrote overviews of Accessibility, Localization, major GNOME events, and GNOME Quarterly Reports for the GNOME Annual Report for 2010 and 2011, as well as coordinated its preparation. She also staffed the GNOME booth at FOSDEM and wrote a detailed report about her experience at the conference. (1, 2)
Mendy Meng finished implementation of the support for Google Tasks in the Getting Things GNOME! (GTG) task management software and improved the GNOME Shell Extension for GTG by adding the ability to show today’s task list, launch GTG, and search tasks. (1, 2, 3)
Patricia Santana Cruz added support for sharing videos and images with different online services with the use of the nautilus-sendto library, improved hotplug connection of camera devices, and added recorded time when making a video in the Cheese webcam application. She also filed various bugs for cheese, nautilus-sendto, gtk+, and vala modules. (1, 2, 3, 4)
In addition to their contributions, several interns participated in GNOME and Free Software events where they got to meet their mentors. Antigoni Papantoni attended the GStreamer hackfest in Malaga. Emily Gonyer attended FOSDEM in Brussels. Susanna Huhtanen attended the Documentation hackfest in Brno. We hope that more of this round’s interns will have a chance to attend future GNOME events, such as GUADEC in July 2012.