This page contains information specific to the December 10, 2013 to March 10, 2014 round of the Outreach Program for Women internships. For all other information about the program, including the application process and the application form, please see the main program page.

Here is the page with the resources you can use to help us spread the word about this round.


The Outreach Program for Women is organized by the GNOME Foundation with the special support from Red Hat. The internships this round were generously sponsored by the following organizations and companies.

  • Equalizer: Wikimedia Foundation

  • Promoters: Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Mozilla, Open Source Robotics Foundation

  • Includers: Cloudera, Debian, GNOME Foundation, Linaro, OpenStack Foundation, Rackspace, Red Hat


  • October 1

    application period opens

    October 1 - November 11

    applicants need to get in touch with at least one project and make a contribution to it

    November 11

    application deadline at 7pm UTC

    November 25

    accepted participants announced on this page at 7pm UTC

    December 10 - March 10

    internship period

Payments Schedule

The GNOME Foundation will be administering the payments of the $5,000 (USD) stipends each participant will get. The payments will be sent on or within a day of the date listed. Please note that it takes 1-2 weeks for a payment transfer to be received.

  • December 16

    $500 will be sent to participants who have begun their internships

    January 30

    $2250 will be sent to participants in good standing with their mentors

    March 13

    $2250 will be sent to participants who have successfully completed their internships

The decision about good standing and successful completion will be made by the mentor in consultation with the program coordinators. An intern can request the coordinators to re-review this decision.

Accepted Participants

Congratulations to 31 participants accepted for the Outreach Program for Women! Unfortunately, Annapoornima Koppad had to withdraw in the beginning for personal reasons, so 30 interns are participating in the current round.


  • coordinators: Brian Gupta and Paul Tagliamonte
  • Judit Gyimesi, Göd, Hungary - Hungarian translation - Christian Perrier

  • Michelle Harris (djafifa), Kingston, Jamaica - Jamaican Patois translation - Christian Perrier


  • coordinator: Máirín Duffy
  • Charul (charul), Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India - Fedora infrastructure data visualization: Datagrepper / Dataviewer - Ralph Bean

  • Pallavi Kumari Jha (pjha), Kollam, Kerala, India - Unit test SSSD - Jakub Hrozek

  • Marie Nordin (riecatnor), Rochester, NY, USA - Fedora Badges - Máirín Duffy

  • Karen Tang (ktnode), Pittsburgh, PA - Hyperkitty design and development - Máirín Duffy


  • coordinator: Marina Zhurakhinskaya
  • Shobha Tyagi (curiousDTU), Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India - Documentation - Ekaterina Gerasimova

  • Sphinx Jiang, Beijing, China - Chinese translation - Wylmer Wang and YunQiang Su

  • Eliane Ramos Pereira (elianeramos), Brno, Czech Republic - Getting Things GNOME! - Parin Porecha

Linux Kernel

  • coordinator: Sarah Sharp
  • Teodora Băluţă (teodorab), Bucharest, Romania - QR code generator - Peter P. Waskiewicz Jr.

  • Rashika Kheria, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India - Static code fixes - Josh Triplett

  • Valentina Mihaela Manea (tinamanea), Bucharest, Romania - Driver staging code cleanup - Andy Grover

  • Kelley Nielsen (kelleynnn), San Jose, CA, USA - Reduce swapoff complexity from quadratic to linear - Rik van Riel


  • coordinator: Larissa Shapiro
  • Isabelle Carter (ibnc), Springfield, MO, USA - Servo - Lars Bergstrom

  • Jennie Rose Halperin (jennierose), Carrboro, NC, USA - Community building - Larissa Shapiro

  • Jennifer "Nif" Ward (nif), Oberlin, OH, USA - Rust - Tim Chevalier

  • Sabina Brown (binab), Santa Cruz, CA, USA - SUMO ( community building - Ibai Garcia


  • coordinator: Anne Gentle
  • Annapoornima Koppad (akoppad), Bangalore, Karnataka, India - Surfacing the instance actions in Horizon - Julie Pichon

  • Sayali Lunkad (sayalilunkad), Pune, Maharashtra, India- Horizon Sparklines - Ladislav Smola

  • Cindy Pallares-Quezada (cpallares), Dallas, TX, USA - Marconi API Spec- Flavio Percoco

  • Miranda Zhang (MirandaZhang), Canberra, Australia - OpenStack API Docs - Diane Fleming


  • coordinators: Carlos Agüero and Tully Foote
  • Binnur Görer (binnur), Istanbul, Turkey - Simulation world SDF editor - Carlos Agüero and Nate Koenig

  • Tashwin Khurana, Bethlehem, PA, USA - Open Street Maps interface - Carlos Agüero, Nate Koenig and Steve Peters

  • Ana Marian Pedro (ampedro), Manila, Philippines - Educational challenge using Cloudsim, ROS and Gazebo - Hugo Boyer and Tully Foote

  • Louise Penna Poubel (chapulina), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Canterbury, UK - WebGL interface for mobile devices - Ian Chen and Steffi Paepcke


  • coordinator: Quim Gil
  • Be Birchall, New York, NY, USA - Clean up Parsoid round-trip testing UI, including using a templating system - Marc Ordinas and Subramanya Sastry

  • Anu G Enchackal (inchikutty), Kerala, India - UploadWizard:OSM Map Embedding - Gergő Tisza

  • Niharika Kohli (Niharika or Chocolava), New Delhi, India - Compact interlanguage links as a beta feature - Pau Giner and Sucheta Ghoshal

  • Brena Monteiro de Jesus (monteirobrena), Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil - homepage redesign - Quim Gil and Heather Walls

  • Maria Pacana (mariapacana), New York, NY, USA / San Francisco, CA, USA - Clean up tracing/debugging/logging inside Parsoid - Subramanya Sastry and Arlo Breault

  • Diwanshi Pandey (diwanship), Pune, Maharashtra, India - Complete the MediaWiki development course at Codecademy - Yuri Astrakhan

Participating Organizations

See each organization's page for more information about the projects and mentors. The main page has some advice about how to choose an organization and project.

Organizations and companies are invited to join in by offering and sponsoring internships in future rounds.

  • Debian is a free operating system. Debian provides over 29,000 packages, which are precompiled software bundled up in a nice format for easy installation on your machine. A variety of programming projects is available.

  • Fedora is a GNU/Linux-based operating system with a commitment to open collaboration and software freedom. Projects include work on the operating system installer, design collateral for the project, and the project infrastructure. Coding, user experience design, graphic design, front-end and back-end web development, and usability testing projects are available.

  • GNOME is a GNU/Linux-based innovative desktop that is design-driven and easy to use. Projects include work on the general desktop features and on popular applications. Coding, user experience design, graphic design, web development, documentation, and marketing projects are available.

  • Linux Kernel is the most basic layer of the Linux operating system. It encompasses many things: hardware drivers, file systems, security, task scheduling, and much more. Projects include work on ethernet drivers, USB drivers, and the central boot code for x86 processors. Basic experience with C or C++ is required. Basic operating system knowledge and Linux/UNIX command line knowledge are a plus.

  • Mozilla creates software that promotes the goals of the Open Web. Coding projects for the Rust programming language and the Servo web browser engine are available. Beginner-level proficiency in C and some knowledge of systems programming (such as having taking an operating systems class) are useful. In addition, a community management internship is available for people interested in organizing volunteers.

  • Open Source Robotics Foundation supports development of software for use in robotics research, education, and product development. Participating projects are the Gazebo multi-robot simulator for outdoor environments, the Robot Operating System (ROS) libraries and tools for creating robot applications, and the CloudSim web application for running these robotic programs in the cloud. C++, Python, JavaScript, and Ruby are the programming languages used.

  • OpenStack is an integrated collection of software for cloud deployment and management. Projects include ones to work on web UX improvements, use JavaScript library jstack to create a web presence for trying-out OpenStack APIs, improve scripts for automatic documentation creation, write integration tests, write a mobile application for tablets for using at events, UX personas, and improve user groups engagement.

  • Wikimedia is a global movement whose mission is to bring free educational content to the world. Help improving the technical tools and infrastructure behind Wikipedia, as well as mobile offerings, user experience, internationalization and documentation.

  • Xen Project is a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project that develops the Xen Hypervisor and related virtualization technologies. The Xen Hypervisor is the leading virtualization platform that is powering some of the largest clouds in production today, such as Amazon Web Services, Rackspace Public Cloud, Verizon Cloud and many hosting services. Programming projects that require C or Perl experience, as well as interest in algorithms, computer architecture, and virtualization concepts are available.

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