Debian is welcoming applicants for Outreachy and GSoC 2019On Thu 28 March 2019 with tags announce gsoc outreachy
Written by Laura Arjona Reina and Lesley Mitchell
Debian is dedicated to increasing the diversity of contributors to the project and improving the inclusivity of the project. We strongly believe working towards these goals provides benefits both for people from backgrounds that are currently under-represented in free software, and for the wider movement, by increasing the range of skills, experiences and viewpoints contributing to it.
As part of this outreach effort, Debian is participating in the next round of Outreachy.
The application period for the May 2019 to August 2019 round has been extended until April 2, and Debian offers the following projects:
- Continuous Integration for biological applications inside Debian
- Debian Continuous Integration: user experience improvements
- Reproducible Builds
Outreachy invites applicants who are women (both cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people to apply. Anyone who faces systemic bias or discrimination in the technology industry of their country is also invited to apply.
We encourage people who are elegible for Outreachy and GSoC to submit their application to both programs.
Projects and mentors for Debian's Google Summer of Code 2019 and OutreachyOn Sun 03 February 2019 with tags gsoc outreachy
Written by Alexander Wirt
Artwork by Google, Outreachy
Debian is applying as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code 2019, an internship program open to university students aged 18 and up, and will apply soon for the next round of Outreachy, an internship program for people from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech.
Please join us and help expanding Debian and mentoring new free software contributors!
If you have a project idea related to Debian and can mentor (or can coordinate the mentorship with some other Debian Developer or contributor, or within a Debian team), please add the details to the Debian GSoC2019 Projects wiki page by Tuesday, February 5 2019.
Participating in these programs has many benefits for Debian and the wider free software community. If you have questions, please come and ask us on IRC #debian-outreach or the debian-outreach mailing list.
Debian welcomes its GSoC 2018 and Outreachy internsOn Wed 30 May 2018 with tags announce gsoc outreachy
Written by Laura Arjona Reina
Here is the list of projects and the interns who will work on them:
- Saif Abdul Cassim (GSoC 2018 Android SDK tools in Debian)
- Chandramouli Rajagopalan (Packaging and Updating Android SDK Tools)
- Umang Parmar (Android SDK Tools in Debian)
Congratulations and welcome to all of them!
The Google Summer of Code and Outreachy programs are possible in Debian thanks to the efforts of Debian developers and contributors that dedicate part of their free time to mentor interns and outreach tasks.
Debian welcomes its Outreachy internsOn Fri 02 February 2018 with tags announce outreachy gsoc
Written by Laura Arjona Reina
We'd like to welcome our three Outreachy interns for this round, lasting from December 2017 to March 2018.
Congratulations, Juliana, Kira and Renata!
From the official website: Outreachy provides three-month internships for people from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech. Interns work remotely with mentors from Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) communities on projects ranging from programming, user experience, documentation, illustration and graphical design, to data science.
The Outreachy programme is possible in Debian thanks to the efforts of Debian developers and contributors who dedicate their free time to mentor students and outreach tasks, and the Software Freedom Conservancy's administrative support, as well as the continued support of Debian's donors, who provide funding for the internships.
Debian will also participate this summer in the next round for Outreachy, and is currently applying as mentoring organisation for the Google Summer of Code 2018 programme. Have a look at the projects wiki page and contact the Debian Outreach Team mailing list to join as a mentor or welcome applicants into the Outreachy or GSoC programme.
Join us and help extend Debian!
Mentors and co-mentors for Debian's Google Summer of Code 2018On Tue 23 January 2018 with tags announce gsoc
Written by Daniel Pocock and Laura Arjona Reina
Debian is applying as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code 2018, an internship program open to university students aged 18 and up.
Debian already has a wide range of projects listed but it is not too late to add more or to improve the existing proposals. Google will start reviewing the ideas page over the next two weeks and students will start looking at it in mid-February.
Please join us and help extending Debian! You can consider listing a potential project for interns or listing your name as a possible co-mentor for one of the existing projects on Debian's Google Summer of Code wiki page.
At this stage, mentors are not obliged to commit to accepting an intern but it is important for potential mentors to be listed to get the process started. You will have the opportunity to review student applications in March and April and give the administrators a definite decision if you wish to proceed in early April.
Mentors, co-mentors and other volunteers can follow an intern through the entire process or simply volunteer for one phase of the program, such as helping recruit students in a local university or helping test the work completed by a student at the end of the summer.
Participating in GSoC has many benefits for Debian and the wider free software community. If you have questions, please come and ask us on IRC #debian-outreach or the debian-outreach mailing list.
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