This page contains information specific to the June 17 to September 23, 2013 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.

  • Equalizers: Bloomberg, Google

  • Promoters: Intel, Linux Foundation, Mozilla, Open Technology Institute

  • Includers: Free Software Foundation, GNOME Foundation, Joomla, KDAB, MediaGoblin, OpenMRS, OpenStack Foundation, NESCent, Perl, Red Hat, Tor, Wikimedia Foundation, WordPress, Yocto Project


  • March 27

    application period opens

    March 27 - May 1

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

    May 1

    application deadline at 7pm UTC

    May 8

    extended application deadline at 7pm UTC for Linux Kernel, Perl, WordPress, Yocto Project

    May 17

    last day to send in an update about initial contributions for Linux Kernel, Perl, WordPress, Yocto Project

    May 27

    accepted participants announced on this page at 7pm UTC

    June 17 - September 23

    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 shortly before the date listed.

  • June 20

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

    July 30

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

    September 27

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

Accepted Participants

Congratulations to 37 participants accepted for the Outreach Program for Women!

Women who are students applying to work on the coding projects were encouraged to apply for Google Summer of Code as well. The administrators of both programs then coordinated to accept the top applicants for one of the programs. Congratulations to 12 applicants who applied for both the Outreach Program for Women and Google Summer of Code, and were accepted for Google Summer of Code!

Electronic Frontier Foundation

  • coordinator: Seth Schoen

  • Yan Zhu (zyan), San Francisco, CA, USA - HTTPS Everywhere - Seth Schoen


  • coordinator: Marina Zhurakhinskaya

  • Saumya Dwivedi (saumyad), Hyberabad, India - Web Development - Andreas Nilsson and Fabiana Simões

  • Saumya Pathak (saumya), Hyberabad, India - Web Development - Andreas Nilsson and Fabiana Simões

  • Shivani Poddar (shivani), Hyberabad, India - GNOME Music - Seif Lotfy and Vadim Rutkovsky

  • Aruna Sankaranarayanan (aruna), Bangalore, India - Documentation - Ekaterina Gerasimova

  • Pooja Saxena (anexasajoop), Bangalore, India - Cantarell Font Design - Jakub Steiner

  • Melissa Wen (melissawen), Salvador, Bahia, Brazil - Gedit - Paolo Borelli and Ignacio Casal Quinteiro

  • Tiffany Yau (tffnyy), San Mateo, CA, USA - Marketing - Sriram Ramkrishna and Allan Day

  • Magdalen Berns (GSoC) (magpie), Edinburgh, UK - Accessibility - Joseph Scheuhammer

  • Garima Joshi (GSoC) (garima_), Durgapur, India - GNOME Calculator - Arth Patel

Linux Kernel

  • coordinator: Sarah Sharp

  • Tülin İzer (tulinizer), Istanbul, Turkey - x86 central boot code - Peter Waskiewicz Jr.

  • Lidza Louina (lidza), Somerville, MA, USA - Driver cleanups - Greg Kroah-Hartman

  • Lisa T. Nguyen (lisatn), Mountlake Terrace, WA, USA - Xen drivers - Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk and Stefano Stabellini

  • Hema Prathaban (hemaklnce), Bangalore, India - Temperature sensor driver - Jacob Pan

  • Xenia Ragiadakou (elbeasto), Heraklion, Crete, Greece - USB drivers - Sarah Sharp

  • Elena Ufimtseva (cosmoecho) Philadelphia, PA, USA - Xen drivers - Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk and Stefano Stabellini

  • Laura Vasilescu (laurav), Bucharest, Romania - Ethernet drivers - Carolyn Wyborny and Anjali Jain


  • coordinators: Myriam Schweingruber and Lydia Pintscher

  • Maria Far Ribes (imeim), Barcelona, Spain - Krita Webshop - Boudewijn Rempt

  • Magdalena Konkiewicz (konki), Edinburgh, UK - KDE Edu: Artikulate - Andreas Cord-Landwehr

  • Chinkal Nagpal (Chinkal), Udaipur, Rajasthan, India - Krita Webshop - Boudewijn Rempt

  • Oindrila Gupta (GSoC) (oini), Chandannagar, India - KDE Edu: Artikulate - Andreas Cord-Landwehr

  • Heena Mahour (GSoC) (stack3457), New Delhi, India - Porting plasmoids to Plasma2 - Marco Martin


  • coordinators: Sandra Ordonez and Elin Waring

  • Hasini Abeywickrama (Hasi), Moratuwa, Sri Lanka - Editor for modules and menus - Elin Waring


  • coordinator: Christopher Webber

  • Natalie Foust-Pilcher (tilly-Q), Northampton, MA, USA - Administrative interface and moderation tools - Aeva Palecek

  • Emily O'Leary (LotusEcho), Troy, NY, USA - Test automation and bug wrangling - Christopher Webber

  • Jessica Tallon (Tsyesika), Manchester, UK - Federation - Joar Wandborg

  • Aditi Mittal (GSoC) (aditi), Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India - Blogging system - Sebastian Spaeth


  • coordinators: Selena Deckelmann and Liz Henry

  • Gabriela Salvador Thumé (gabithume), São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil - Socorro - Selena Deckelmann

  • Tiziana Sellitto (tiziana), Salerno, Italy - Bug wrangling - Liz Henry


  • coordinator: Karen Cranston

  • Chanda Phelan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA - Phylet: Open Tree of Life Graph Visualization and Navigation - Gabriel Harp and Stephen Smith

Open Technology Institute

  • coordinator: Will Hawkins

  • Megan Bui (mgnrsb), Canton, MI, USA - Mesh Administration UI - Seamus Tuohy

  • Hasna Sabah (hasna), Morocco - Monitoring for Zabbix - Will Hawkins

  • Shailja Thakur (shailja), Panchkula, India - Documentation for Mesh Admimistration UI - Seamus Tuohy


  • coordinator: Michael Downey

  • Jennifer Parise (jenn), Marostica, Italy - Concept management Tools Application for the Reference Application - Darius Jazayeri

  • Elyse Voegeli (elyse), Boston, MA, USA - Developer and implementer documentation - Ellen Ball and Michael Downey


  • coordinator: Anne Gentle

  • Terri Yu (terriyu), Northampton, MA, USA - Run queries sent to Ceilometer API into a grouped set based on measurement field values to enable advanced data aggregation - Julien Danjou


  • coordinator: Karen Pauley

  • Upasana Shukla (sweet_kid), Delhi, India - Moose - Shawn Moore


  • coordinator: Kevin Turner

  • Stacey Sern (shira), Edison, NJ, USA - Twisted Mail - Jessica McKellar


  • coordinator: Quim Gil

  • Rachel Thomas (rachel99), Boston, MA, USA - Browser Test Automation for VisualEditor - Zeljko Filipin and Chris McMahon

  • Himeshi De Silva (GSoC) (hpds), Colombo, Sri Lanka - Section handling in Semantic forms - Yaron Koren
  • Aarti Dwivedi (GSoC) (Rtdwivedi), Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India - Refactoring of ProofreadPage extension - Tpt and Zaran

  • Richa Jain (GSoC), Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India - Prototyping inline comments - Matthew Flaschen and Tyler Romeo

  • Liangent (GSoC) (liangent), China - Wikidata language fallback and conversion - Denny Vrandečić and Daniel Kinzler
  • Moriel Schottlender (GSoC) (mooeypoo), New York, NY, USA - MediaWiki VisualEditor RTL support - Amir E. Aharoni, James Forrester, and Inez Korczynski

  • Molly White (GSoC) (GorillaWarfare), Boston, MA, USA - Improve support for book structures - Raylton P. Sousa

  • Jiabao Wu (GSoC) (jiabao), Canberra, Australia - MediaWiki VisualEditor Mathematical Editor Plugin - James Forrester, Roan Kattouw, and Trevor Parscal


  • coordinator: Jen Mylo

  • Siobhan Bamber (siobhyb), Cardiff, UK - User support - Mika Epstein and Hanni Ross

  • Kat Hagan (kathagan), San Francisco, CA, USA - Post By Email plugin - Justin Shreve and George Stephanis

Yocto Project

  • coordinators: Elizabeth Flanagan and Jeff Osier-Mixon

  • Anne Mulhern (mulhern), Lowell, MA, USA - Bastille security hardening - Elizabeth Flanagan

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.

All participating organizations, except the Linux Kernel, Open Technology Institute, OpenStack, Perl, Wikia, and Yocto, are offering remote coding internships to students through Google Summer of Code in addition to their participation in the Outreach Program for Women. In Google Summer of Code, MediaGoblin projects are offered through the GNU Project participation and Twisted projects are offered through the Python Software Foundation. On-site internships and full-time jobs are also available with the participating organizations or sponsoring companies.

  • 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.

  • Electronic Frontier Foundation defends participants' freedom and digital rights in the networked world. HTTPS Everywhere is the participating project. It is a Firefox and Chrome extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure. It is jointly developed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Tor, and has over 2,500,000 users.

  • 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.

  • Joomla is a software project that produces a world renowned Content Management System and a PHP application framework that can be used to build almost any application imaginable. Coding and usability projects are available.

  • KDE is a GNU/Linux-based advanced graphical desktop, with a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment and a platform to easily build new applications upon. Projects include work on the general desktop features and on popular applications.

  • 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.

  • MediaGoblin is a web application for publishing media such as images, video, audio, and more. You can think of it as a YouTube/Flickr/etc that anyone can run. It's part of the GNU project and written primarily in Python. Coding projects are available.

  • Mozilla creates software that promotes the goals of the Open Web. Coding and bug management projects are available.

  • NESCent (National Evolutionary Synthesis Center) facilitates synthetic research on grand challenge questions in evolutionary biology and also works to address critical needs in software infrastructure and education through promoting open, collaborative development of interoperable and standards-supporting open source software. Many coding projects in evolutionary informatics using a variety of languages and technologies are available.

  • 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. Many projects are available in creating and implementing designs for Commotion, a customized version of OpenWRT Linux distribution for embedded devices. The goal of Commotion is to create secure wireless peer-to-peer mesh networks out of the participating devices of community members. HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Lua, and C are used for various projects, many of which include front-end development.

  • OpenMRS is a free and open source platform for electronic medical records, designed for use by health care providers in the developing world. Projects are available for people with skills in software development, graphic design, and documentation.

  • OpenStack is an integrated collection of software for cloud deployment and management. Projects include ones to de-duplicate Django templates, use JavaScript library jstack to create a web presence for trying-out OpenStack APIs, improve scripts for automatic documentation creation, implement consistent transaction IDs, add features to Python clients, write a mobile application for tablets for using at events, and improve user groups engagement.

  • Perl programming language is advanced by the Perl Foundation through open discussion, collaboration, design, and code. The Perl programming language has been around for 25 years making it one of the longest standing FOSS projects. Development continues, both in its core and by a vibrant community of module writers.

  • 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 and implementing new features.

  • Twisted is a networking framework written in Python, with an emphasis on breadth of functionality and high quality code. Twisted is a project of the Software Freedom Conservancy. Whether you're an expert or a beginner, contributing to Twisted is a great way to improve your programming skills. Boston area applicants are particularly encouraged to consider this opportunity due to a local mentor.

  • Wikia hosts over 300,000 wikis, powered by MediaWiki, ranging across a variety of interests. A project is available in search and natural language processing, and PHP experience is required to work on it.

  • 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.

  • WordPress powers 70 million+ websites, and has contribution opportunities in all areas of the project, ranging from code, QA, and documentation to user support and community management.

  • Yocto Project's goal is to create and provide templates, tools, and methods to make it easy to create embedded Linux distributions. It has a robust community of participants and end users, which includes electronics manufacturers, silicon vendors, and hobbyists. We mainly work in Python and C. We have a diverse set of projects available, from security and operating system hardening to QA automation. We encourage applicants to come to us with their own ideas on how to make the Yocto Project even better.

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