Here is a summary of the impressive accomplishments of the 25 participants who worked with 10 FOSS organzitions from January to April 2013. Thanks to them and to their mentors for making it such a successful round!


  • Martha Chumo Chelimo fixed many bugs in CIMI (Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface) and did some work on the CIMI client. Martha started Nairobi Dev School. (1, 2)


  • Jessica Anderson fixed many bugs and added documentation for the the datanommer tool, which puts every message sent between Fedora infrastructure components into a sqlalchemy database. (1)

  • Stephanie Manuel created a usability test plan for Anaconda, the installer for Fedora. The test plan was then tested on users at DevConf in the Czech Republic. (1, 2, 3, 4)

  • Marija Radevska changed the look of tabs in fedora-applications and created new icons based on the mockups for fedora-packages. (1)


  • All four GNOME interns attended GUADEC in Brno, Czech Republic in August 2013 and gave lightning talks about their work. Sindhu co-presented the "First steps towards contributing" talk and Flavia presented the "FLOSS communities outreach" talk. Sindhu participated in the Doc Camp at Google in October 2013 in Mountain View, CA, writing a book about the Mallard markup language for documentation-writing.

  • Satabdi Das wrote the GeoIP server client libraries and Wi-Fi-based geolocation search, which allows getting more accurate geolocation information. Satabdi started Women in Free Software - India. (1, 2)

  • Aakanksha Gaur developed a research scope, research plan, personas, and usability tests for GNOME. (1, 2, 3, 4)

  • Sindhu S added Mallard-based help for the terminal, dictionary, and gedit GNOME applications. Filed and fixed various bugs. (1, 2, 3, 4)

  • Flavia Weisghizzi researched and wrote up reports about newcomers in FOSS and in GNOME. Interviewed Andrea Veri and William Jon McCann. (1, 2, 3, 4)


  • Petra Moessner did performance testing on Errai, which allows building web applications in the browser, using junit-4-perfrunner and concurrency. (1)


  • Lianne Lee created a dashboard for Mozilla's release management team where Bugzilla quarries are displayed, saved, and dynamically updated. Understood the triage process, realized the repetitive processes involved in the preparation before the triage, and designed the dashboard to suit the needs of the team and also help contributors prioritize bugs that the team sees important first. Fixed a bug in the bztools program that accesses Bugzilla's API and turned bztools into a PyPI hosted package so it can be downloaded using pip install. (1), 2, 3)

Open Technology Institute

  • Stephanie Alarcon implemented displaying a tunnel interface for the Tor network in the Commotion wireless mesh platform and allowing nodes on the mesh to use that as an internet gateway.

  • Lisa Lovchik wrote and integrated a search engine for the TidePools collaborative mobile mapping application. It searches by name, description, type, and geographical location. Results are sorted by relevance. She implemented a coding standard, debugged, optimized code, automated menus, and wrote documentation. 3 testbeds currently in place for live testing and comparison of version functionality and performance. (1, 2, 3, 4)

  • Jenny Ryan wrote install documentation, created a transparent research wiki, engaged in community-based participatory research in Oakland, conducted one-one-one interviews and designed user stories for the TidePools collaborative mobile mapping application. (1)


  • Aleta Dunne conducted a Planeteria user survey which informed the Planetaria roadmap. Implemented a redesign of the site, which included addition of tags and a responsive layout. Managed the blog inclusion on the site. (1, 2), 3)

  • Maletsabisa Molapo developed guidelines for user-centered design and internationalization approaches to be used in open source projects, with emphasis on how the design of circumvention tools can be improved to offer better support to the internet community in the future. (1)


  • All three OpenStack interns attended the OpenStack Summit in April 2013 in Portland, OR and participated in a panel about OpenStack internships.

  • Laura Alves da Quinta helped complete the OpenStack API reference page by adding extensions. Created automation jobs to build docs upon patch submission to ease review before approval. Migrated docs to use Maven Cloud-docs plugin v1.7.2. Added permalinks to the API site items. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

  • Anita Kuno fixed bugs in OpenStack's Glance and Nova projects. She worked with the Infrastructure team to add a project-watching RSS feed to the automated configuration as well as expand the use of SaltStack in Infrastructure. She created two blueprints to consolidate thoughts on upcoming features in Oslo and in Infrastructure. Started #openstack-opw channel and helped prospective OPW participants there. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

  • Victoria Martínez de la Cruz worked on the research of tenant deletion workflow to be implemented in the Horizon OpenStack dashboard project. Did bug fixing and housekeeping tasks, primarily for Horizon. Wrote blog posts and articles with introductions to cloud computing, OpenStack, TryStack, working with blueprints, logging and debugging in OpenStack, OpenStack integration with RightScale. Started #openstack-101 IRC channel and helped newcomers there. (1, 2, 3)


  • Gabriela Gibson contributed to the Community Guide and wiki, added Gtest, along with documentation and an example test, to the Build System, documented the Build System, fixed various minor bugs. (1, 2, 3)


  • Teresa Cho created the Git2Page MediaWiki extension, which allows a user to add snippets of code to a wiki page from a file in a git repository. (1, 2)

  • Sucheta Ghoshal added a user preference to enable collaboration by default, implemented using only one pad per page, did other bug fixes and documented them and EtherEditor functions in her blog. Will do a talk about localization at LibrePlanet in March, 2014 in Cambridge, MA. (1, 2, 3)

  • Valerie Juarez improved Bug Management documentation and created a bug life cycle diagram. Helped start twice-a-month bug days and hosted 5 of them during her internship. Wrote "How to write a first good bug report" and "Help Wikimedia squash software bugs" blog posts for the Wikimedia blog. Researched and diagrammed how a Wikipedia user can get to the Wikimedia Bugzilla if they have a technical problem. Hosted an open source table at the Student Opportunity Lab at the Grace Hopper Celebration in October 2013 in Minneapolis, MN. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

  • Mariya Miteva worked on worked on MediaWiki third-party community outreach. Created lists of hosting services and professional development and consulting services for MediaWiki. Updated the list of MediaWiki software bundles and the collection of testimonials. Discussed wishes and problems of third-party users on wiki and via email, summarized them, and fostered conversation through various channels. Created a single-page information portal introducing Wikimedia-related data sources to researchers. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

  • Priyanka Nag implemented useful CSS styles, JavaScript gadgets, and templates from versions of MediaWiki customized by different languages communities in the main MediaWiki platform and documented them. Documented how to add a citation template and a "cite" option in the edit toolbar of a MediaWiki installation. Did a talk about women and technology at FOSDEM in February 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. (1, 2)

  • Kim Schoonover worked on the design, mockups, and feasibility issues reasearch for Flow, a discussion and collaboration system for all Wikimedia project. Did avatar research, Talkpage user tests and mockups, Watchlist design proposal, and Flow mockups. (1)

OutreachProgramForWomen/2013/JanuaryApril/Accomplishments (last edited 2014-03-10 17:22:09 by MarinaZ)