Outreachy internships were inspired in many ways by Google Summer of Code and by how few women applied for it in the past. This was reflective of a generally low number of women participating in the FOSS development. Outreachy has been operating since 2006 under various names:

  • The GNOME Foundation first started the internships program with one round in 2006, and then resumed the effort in 2010 with rounds organized twice a year.

  • In the May 2012 round, Software Freedom Conservancy joined OPW with one internship with the Twisted project.
  • In the January 2013 round, many other free and open source organizations joined the program.
  • For the May 2015 round, the program was renamed to Outreachy with the goal of expanding to engage people from various underrepresented groups and was moved to Software Freedom Conservancy as its organizational home.
  • In the December 2015 round, the program opened to people of color from groups underrepresented in technology in the United States, in addition to being open to women (cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people internationally.

Past Participating Organizations

You can find information about organizations that have participated in the program and mentors from them here:

  • Round 13 (December 2016 - March 2017) - 19 FOSS organizations offered internships

  • Round 12 (May - August 2016) - 17 FOSS organizations offered internships

  • Round 11 (December 2015 - March 2016) - 16 FOSS organizations offered internships

  • Round 10 (May - August 2015) - 20 FOSS organizations offered internships

  • Round 9 (December 2014 - March 2015) - 16 FOSS organizations offered internships

  • Round 8 (May - August 2014) - 17 FOSS organizations offered internships

  • Round 7 (December 2013 - March 2014) - 9 FOSS organizations offered internships

  • Round 6 (June - September 2013) - 19 FOSS organizations offered internships

  • Round 5 (January - April 2013) - 11 FOSS organizations offered internships

  • Round 4 (May - August 2012) - Software Freedom Conservancy joined with its Twisted project

  • Round 3 (December 2011 - March 2012) - just GNOME

  • Round 2 (May - August 2011) - just GNOME

  • Round 1 (December 2010 - March 2011) - just GNOME

Past Participants

So far, the program has had 368 participants in 13 rounds. The blog posts of participants are aggregated on the Planet Outreach, in addition to being aggregated on the Planet relevant to each participant's organization. It makes for a great read!

Outreachy/History (last edited 2017-02-20 15:27:46 by MarinaZ)