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
application period opens
March 27 - May 1
applicants need to get in touch with at least one project and make a contribution to it
application deadline at 7pm UTC
extended application deadline at 7pm UTC for Linux Kernel, Perl, WordPress, Yocto Project
last day to send in an update about initial contributions for Linux Kernel, Perl, WordPress, Yocto Project
accepted participants announced on this page at 7pm UTC
June 17 - September 23
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.
$500 will be sent to participants who have begun their internships
$2250 will be sent to participants in good standing with their mentors
$2250 will be sent to participants who have successfully completed their internships
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
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
coordinators: Elizabeth Flanagan and Jeff Osier-Mixon
Anne Mulhern (mulhern), Lowell, MA, USA - Bastille security hardening - Elizabeth Flanagan
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.
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.
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.