Please help us spread the word about Google Summer of Code and 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 Programs
Feel free to post a translation here if you come up with one. When appropriate, you can optionally attach the relevant flyers and ask for them to be posted on campus or distributed at events.
Subject: Google Summer of Code and FOSS Outreach Program for Women internships 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. Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for FOSS projects. Participants work remotely from home, while getting guidance from an assigned mentor and collaborating within their project’s community. The application deadline for Google Summer of Code is May 3 and the program dates are June 17 to September 23. The stipend for the program is $5,000 (USD). The organizations that will participate in Google Summer of Code this year were announced on April 8. Starting to work with an organization as early as possible and making a few code contributions to the project you want to work on is essential for a successful proposal. http://code.google.com/soc In an effort to get more women involved in FOSS, a number of organizations are offering Outreach Program for Women internships through a program organized by the GNOME Foundation. The internships have the same structure, the same stipend and similar program dates. The application deadline for the Outreach Program for Women is May 1 and the program dates are June 17 to September 23. Unlike in Google Summer of Code, participants do not need to be students and non-coding projects are available. In addition to coding, projects include such tasks as graphic design, documentation, bug triage and marketing. To apply, you need to connect with an organization early and make a few contributions relevant to the project you want to work on. https://live.gnome.org/OutreachProgramForWomen The mentorship opportunities are also available throughout the year for anyone interested in getting started contributing to FOSS outside of the formal internship program. In addition to the organizations participating in the Outreach Program for Women, more organizations that offer informal mentorship to all newcomers are listed here: http://code.google.com/p/google-summer-of-code/wiki/Mentors Please consider applying for Google Summer of Code or FOSS Outreach Program for Women, encourage someone else to apply, or help spread the word by forwarding this message to any interested university and community groups.
Sample Dent / Tweet
Vary this up by including any of the following organizations: Debian, GNOME, KDE, Joomla, MediaGoblin, Mozilla, NESCent, Open Technology Institute, OpenMRS, OpenStack, Perl, Tor, Twisted, Wikia, Wikimedia, WordPress.
FOSS internships for women Jun-Sep w/Debian GNOME KDE Mozilla OpenMRS Perl Tor Wikimedia more Apply by May 1 http://gnome.org/opw #fossopw
Google Summer of Code and Outreach Program for Women offer remote internships in Free and Open Source Software. http://gnome.org/opw
or, if contacting a group
@DearGroup Check out Google Summer of Code, Outreach Program for Women 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, GNOME, KDE, Joomla, MediaGoblin, Mozilla, NESCent, Open Technology Institute, OpenMRS, OpenStack, Perl, Tor, Twisted, Wikia, Wikimedia, WordPress 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 June 17 to September 23. Learn more and apply by May 1. Please re-post to help spread the word! http://gnome.org/opw
Check out Google Summer of Code and Outreach Program for Women remote internship opportunities with Free and Open Source Software organizations, such as Debian, GNOME, Mozilla, Wikimedia, and WordPress. Coding, design, documentation, and marketing projects are available. 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.
Note: Please consult a list of women groups in CS in academia on the Geek Feminism wiki and track which groups of that type were contacted there.
Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola - Facultad de Informática (JulitaInca)
Women in Technology Groups
The Ada Initiative - March 27, April 4, April 11 - posted on Twitter by Mary Gardiner or Valerie Aurora.