Please help us spread the word about the Outreach Program for Women internships by sending the information to the university departments, Free and Open Source Software groups, posting the flyer on university campuses or handing it out at conferences, as well as blogging, denting, tweeting about the program or encouraging people personally to apply. Please update this section with the information on where you promoted or are planning to promote the program, so that we know which universities, organizations, or conferences are covered.
Text for an E-mail with Information about the Program
Feel free to post a translation here if you come up with one.
Subject: Free and Open Source Software internships for women Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is software that gives the user the freedom to use, copy, study, change, and improve it. FOSS contributors believe that this is the best way to develop software because it benefits society, creates a fun collaborative community around a project, and allows anyone to make innovative changes that reach many people. In an effort to get more women involved in FOSS, a number of organizations are offering Outreach Program for Women internships from December 10, 2013 to March 10, 2014. The application deadline is November 11, 2013. The applicants need to get in touch with individual projects they are interested in working on and make a small contribution ahead of the application deadline. The participating organizations are: * Debian - GNU/Linux-based operating system * Fedora - GNU/Linux-based operating system * GNOME - GNU/Linux-based desktop environment and applications * Linux Kernel - the most basic layer of the GNU/Linux operating system * Mozilla - software that promotes the goals of the Open Web * OpenStack - cloud deployment and management software * Open Source Robotics Foundation - robotics software * Wikimedia - wiki software and infrastructure for Wikipedia and related projects * Xen Project - virtualization platform Participants will work remotely from home, while getting guidance from an assigned mentor and collaborating within their project’s team and the rest of the FOSS community. The projects include software development, system administration, web development, user experience design, graphic design, documentation, and marketing. The stipend for the program is $5,000 (USD). Any woman available for a full time internship who has not previously participated in the Outreach Program for Women or Google Summer of Code is welcome to apply. College women from the Southern Hemisphere who will have a school summer break during most of this time are particularly encouraged to apply. Please visit http://gnome.org/opw to learn more and apply. This program is organized by the GNOME Foundation. Please help us spread the word by forwarding this message to interested university and community groups. The mentorship opportunities are also available throughout the year for anyone interested in getting started contributing to FOSS outside of the internship program.
Sample Dent / Tweet
Vary this up by including any of the following organizations: Debian, Fedora, GNOME, Linux Kernel, Mozilla, Open Source Robotics Foundation, OpenStack, Wikimedia, Xen Project.
FOSS internships for women Dec-Mar through @fossopw w/Fedora, GNOME, Linux Kernel, Wikimedia, more. Apply by Nov 11 http://gnome.org/opw
or, if contacting a group
@DearGroup Check out @fossopw internships in Free and Open Source Software. http://gnome.org/opw
Sample Google+ / Facebook Update
No need to be so cryptic with this one!
Debian, Fedora, GNOME, Linux Kernel, Mozilla, Open Source Robotics Foundation, OpenStack, Wikimedia, Xen Project are offering remote internships for women as part of the Outreach Program for Women in Free and Open Source Software. Coding, design, documentation, and marketing projects are available. Internship dates are December 10, 2013 to March 10, 2014. Learn more and apply by November 11. Please re-post to help spread the word! http://gnome.org/opw
See additional outreach-related flyers on the main spread the word page.
See the logos on the main spread the word page.
See the presentation materials on the main spread the word page.
Covered Universities, Organizations, Conferences
Please add the online and physical spaces where you promoted the program here.
linux.conf.au (requested by MarinaZhurakhinskaya via @linuxconfau Twitter)
Women in Technology Groups
Ada Iniative (Twitter) (Mary Gardiner)
AdaCamp Alums mailing list (MarinaZhurakhinskaya)
techNixen.net (Gabriele Pohl)
Oceania Women of Open Tech (Bianca Gibson)