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 projects from 190 participating FOSS organizations. 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 March 21 and the program dates are May 19 to August 18. The stipend for the program is $5,500 (USD). https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2014 In an effort to improve the gender diversity in FOSS, a number of organizations are offering Outreach Program for Women internships through a program organized by the GNOME Foundation. These internships are open to women (cis and trans) and genderqueer. The internships have the same structure, the same stipend and similar program dates. The application deadline for the Outreach Program for Women is March 19 and the program dates are May 19 to August 18. 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, user experience design, documentation, bug triage and community engagement. http://gnome.org/opw To apply for either program, you need to connect with a participating organization early, select a project you want to work on, create a project plan, and make a few relevant contributions. 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 A collection of questions that newcomers to FOSS often have is answered in this recent article: http://opensource.com/life/14/2/newcomer-frequently-asked-questions 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: Foreman, GNOME (@gnome), Libav (@libav_org), Linux kernel (@linuxfoundation kernel), Open Source Robotics Foundation (@OSRFoundation), Open Technology Institute (@OTI), OpenStack (@OpenStack), ownCloud (@ownCloud), Perl (@perlfoundation), Python (@ThePSF), QEMU, Twitter (@TwitterOSS), VideoLAN (@videolan), Wikimedia (@Wikimedia), Xen Project (@XenHypervisor), Yocto Project (@yoctoproject)
FOSS internships for women (cis&trans), genderqueer May-Aug w/GNOME OpenStack Wikimedia more Apply by Mar 19 @fossopw http://gnome.org/opw
.@gsoc, @fossopw offer remote internships in Free & Open Source Software for students, women (cis&trans), genderqueer http://gnome.org/opw
or, if contacting a group
@DearGroup @gsoc, @fossopw offer Free & Open Source Software internships for students, women (cis&trans), genderqueer http://gnome.org/opw
Sample Google+ / Facebook Update
No need to be so cryptic with this one!
Foreman, GNOME, Libav, Linux kernel, Open Source Robotics Foundation, Open Technology Institute, OpenStack, ownCloud, Perl, Python, QEMU, Twitter, VideoLAN, Wikimedia, Xen Project, Yocto Project are offering remote internships for women (cis and trans) and genderqueer 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 May 19 to August 18. Learn more and apply by March 19. Please re-post to help spread the word! http://gnome.org/opw
Google Summer of Code (http://code.google.com/soc) and Outreach Program for Women (http://gnome.org/opw) offer remote internship opportunities with Free and Open Source Software organizations, such as GNOME, Open Source Robotics Foundation, OpenStack, QEMU, Twitter, Perl, Python, Wikimedia, Xen Project. Coding, design, documentation, and marketing projects are available. These internships are open to students, women (cis and trans), and genderqueer. Internship dates are May 19 to August 18. Learn more and apply by March 19. Please re-post to help spread the word!
See additional outreach-related flyers, including the Google Summer of Code flyer, 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.
List of academic contacts to reach women in CS is maintained on the Geek Feminism wiki. All the contacts listed there as of March 4 have been contacted by Marina Zhurakhinskaya. Please add any other contacts in academia you contact there.
Women in Technology Groups
List of women in technology groups is maintained on the Geek Feminism wiki. All the contacts listed there as of March 4 have been contacted by Marina Zhurakhinskaya. Please add any other groups you contact there.
The Ada Initiative - February 28 and on - posted on Twitter by Mary Gardiner or Valerie Aurora.
Womoz - March 1 (Netha Hussain)
Gender Gap - March 1 (Netha Hussain)