Please help us spread the word about Google Summer of Code and Outreachy 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 posting the information on the social networks 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: Remote internships in Free and Open Source Software: Google Summer of Code and Outreachy Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is software that gives the user the freedom to use, share, study, 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 137 participating FOSS organizations. Applicants must be able to make the project their primary focus during the summer. 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 27 and the program dates are May 25 to August 21. The stipend for the program is $5,500 (USD). https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2015 In an effort to improve diversity in FOSS, a number of organizations are offering similar remote and mentored Outreachy internships through a program organized by Software Freedom Conservancy. These internships are open to women (cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people. Applicants must be available for full-time, 40-hours a week, internships. The application deadline for Outreachy is March 24 and the program dates are May 25 to August 25. The stipend for the program is also $5,500 (USD). 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://outreachy.org 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. Mentorship opportunities are also available throughout the year for anyone interested in getting started contributing to FOSS outside of the internship program. Please consider applying for Google Summer of Code or Outreachy, encourage someone else to apply, or help spread the word by forwarding this message to any interested university and community groups.
Sample Dent / Tweet
Here are the Twitter handles of participating organizations: Ceph (@Ceph), Debian (@debian), Foreman, GNOME (@gnome), Linux kernel (@linuxfoundation kernel), Mesos (@ApacheMesos), Measurement Lab (@MeasurementLab), Mozilla (@mozilla), OpenDaylight (@OpenDaylightSDN), OpenStack (@OpenStack), OpenStreetMap (@OpenStreetMap), oVirt (@oVirt), Perl (@perlfoundation), QEMU, VideoLAN (@videolan), Wikimedia (@Wikimedia), Xen Project (@XenHypervisor)
Apply by Mar 24 Free & Open Source Software internships for cis&trans women, trans men, genderqueer people http://outreachy.org @outreachy
Free & Open Source Software internships for students, cis&trans women, trans men, genderqueer people @gsoc @outreachy http://outreachy.org
or, if contacting a group
@DearGroup Pls RT Apply by Mar 24 for @outreachy Free & Open Source Software internships for cis&trans women, trans men, genderqueer people
@DearGroup Pls RT Free & Open Source Software internships for students, cis&trans women, trans men, genderqueer people @gsoc @outreachy
Sample Google+ / Facebook Update
No need to be so cryptic with this one!
Ceph, Debian, Foreman, GNOME, Linux kernel, Mesos, Mozilla, OpenDaylight, OpenStack, OpenStreetMap, oVirt, Perl, QEMU, VideoLAN, Wikimedia, Xen Project are offering paid, mentored, remote internships for women (cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people as part of the Free and Open Source Software Outreachy initiative. Coding, design, documentation, and marketing projects are available. Internship dates are May 25 to August 25. Learn more and apply by March 24. Please re-post to help spread the word! http://outreachy.org
Google Summer of Code (http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2015) and Outreachy (http://outreachy.org) offer paid, mentored, remote internship opportunities with Free and Open Source Software organizations, such as Ceph, Debian, GNOME, OpenStreetMap, QEMU, and Wikimedia. Google Summer of Code is for students and Outreachy is for women (cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people. Both programs offer coding projects and additionally Outreachy offers design, documentation, and marketing projects. Internship dates are from end of May to end of August. Learn more and apply by March 24. Please re-post to help spread the word!
Please print out or attach the PDF version that is right for the paper format used at your locale. The flyer is CC-BY-SA - artists: Marie Nordin, Máirín Duffy
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.
- Carnegie Mellon University - E-mail sent by Julia Lawall
DevConf.cz, Brno, Czech Republic - February 6-8 - Marina Zhurakhinskaya asked attendees
- ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing, Boston, MA, USA - February 18-21 - Marina Zhurakhinskaya
Django Girls Workshop at DevConf.cz, Brno, Czech Republic - February 5 - Marina Zhurakhinskaya asked attendees