This page contains information specific to the January 2 to April 2, 2013 round of the Outreach Program for Women internships. See the main program page for the information about the next round.

Here is the page with the resources that were used to help us spread the word for that round.


  • November 14: program announced and application form made available
  • November 14 - December 3: applicants need to get in touch with at least one project and make a contribution to it
  • December 3: application deadline at 11:59pm GMT
  • December 11: accepted participants announced on this page at 8pm GMT
  • January 2 - April 2: internship period

Payments Schedule

The GNOME Foundation will be administering the payments of the $5,000 (USD) stipends each participant will get.

  • January 8 - $500 will be sent to participants who have begun their internships by this date
  • February 20 - $2250 will be sent to participants in good standing with their mentors by this date
  • April 9 - $2250 will be sent to participants who have successfully completed their internships by this date

Accepted Participants

Congratulations on the end of the internships! The accomplishments of this round's participants are fully described here!

These internships were made possible by the generous sponsorship from participating organizations, as well as from Elego, Google, Rackspace, and Red Hat! Here is the press release about the growth of the program.

The 25 accepted participants, as well as their IRC nick, location, project, and mentor(s) are listed below. The name of each participant links to her blog.

The blog posts of all participants are aggregated on the Women in Free Software Planet. Each participant's blog is also aggregated on the Planet relevant to her organization. The participants are asked to blog about their work at least every two weeks.


coordinator: David Lutterkort


coordinator: Máirín Duffy


coordinator: Marina Zhurakhinskaya

  • Satabdi Das (satabdi), Noida, India - GeoIP and Wi-Fi geolocation - Bastien Nocera

  • Aakanksha Gaur (wowsig), Bangalore, India - UX Design - Allan Day

  • Sindhu S (ingu), Bangalore, India - Documentation - Ekaterina Gerasimova

  • Flavia Weisghizzi (Deindre), Rome, Italy - Marketing - Sriram Ramkrishna and Karen Sandler


coordinator: Anil Saldhana

  • Petra Moessner (pmoessner), Fort Worth, TX, USA - Errai - Jonathan Fuerth


coordinator: Lukas Blakk

  • Lianne Lee (llmelon), Sydney, Australia - Release metrics dashboard - Lukas Blakk

Open Technology Institute

coordinator: Dan Staples

  • Stephanie Alarcon (salarcon), Philadelphia, PA, USA - Tor Integration in Commotion - Will Hawkins

  • Lisa Lovchik (LittleBohemian), Hemet, CA, USA - Commotion to Tidepools API - Jonathan Baldwin

  • Jenny Ryan (tunabananas), Oakland, CA, USA - Commotion & Tidepools Use Cases & Conceptual Design - Georgia Bullen


coordinator: James Vasile

  • Aleta Dunne (aleta), Portland, OR, USA - Community Development Tools - James Vasile

  • Maletsabisa Molapo (tsabi), Lesotho / Cape Town, South Africa - UX Design - Georgia Bullen


coordinator: Anne Gentle


coordinator: Stefan Sperling

  • Gabriela Gibson (gbg), London, UK - "svn diff" improvements, GTest scripts - Stefan Sperling


coordinator: Quim Gil

  • Teresa Cho (terrrydactyl), Redwood City, CA, USA - Git Repository Extension - Sébastien Santoro

  • Sucheta Ghoshal (SuchetaG), Kolkata, India - EtherEditor - Mark Holmquist

  • Valerie Juarez (valeriej), Sour Lake, TX, USA - Public Bug Days and Problem Entry Workflow - Andre Klapper and Quim Gil

  • Mariya Miteva (mitevam), Sofia, Bulgaria - Find the Vendors - Sumana Harihareswara and James Forrester

  • Priyanka Nag (priyanka_nag), Pune, India - Noteworthy Local Templates - Amir Aharoni

  • Kim Schoonover (Isarra), Colorado, USA - Flow Design - Brandon Harris and Heather Walls

Participating Organizations

See each organization's page for more information about the projects and mentors.

  • Deltacloud provides a single API for managing resources in different cloud providers. Programming in Ruby and web development projects are available.

  • Fedora is a GNU/Linux-based operating system with a commitment to open collaboration and software freedom. Projects include work the 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.

  • JBoss creates a Java-based application server, and applications for data management, identity, messaging, rules and more. Software coding and testing projects are available.

  • Mozilla creates software that promotes the goals of the Open Web. The available project is for creating a metrics dashboard that tracks the rapid release process.

  • Open Technology Institute promotes affordable, universal, and ubiquitous communications networks through partnerships with communities, researchers, industry, and public interest groups and is committed to maximizing the potentials of innovative open technologies by studying their social and economic impacts – particularly for poor, rural, and other underserved constituencies. The available projects are for a front-end development of a mobile mapping application.

  • OpenITP supports Free Software developers who build anti-censorship and anti-surveillance technology. It builds infrastructure, organizes conferences, and also provides grants. Its goal is to enable people to talk directly to each other without being censored, surveilled or restricted. Available projects include web programming of a secure collaborative online editor, developing online Python and JavaScript lessons that teach security techniques, user experience design.

  • OpenStack is an integrated collection of software for cloud deployment and management. Projects include ones to automate tests, write a mobile application for tablets for using at events, and improve user groups engagement.

  • Subversion is a full-featured version control system. Projects include improving programming language bindings, implementation of help, output of commonly used commands, and capabilities of the 'diff' command.

  • Tor is an anonymizing proxy network that promotes privacy and circumvents censorship on the Internet by routing your traffic through multiple intermediaries. To make it work we've built an ecosystem of projects (UIs, libraries, utilities, etc) around the core tor application. Projects include improving various applications, implementing new features, and improving website and video documentation.

  • 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.

We welcome organizations and sponsors to join future rounds!

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