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From: Srishti Sethi <ssethi(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 11:58 PM
Subject: [Wikidata] Invitation to apply to Outreachy and Google Summer of
Code program with Wikimedia!
To: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>rg>, Wikimedia
Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>rg>, <
Cc: Pavithra Eswaramoorthy <pavithra.e(a)hotmail.com>
*(feel free to forward the message as is to your friends, family members &
We would like to invite you to apply to the Outreachy and Google Summer of
Code program with the Wikimedia Foundation (a non-profit organization
*About the Outreachy program*
Wikimedia will be mentoring ~7 projects in the Outreachy program in the May
to August 2020 round. The initial applications are due February 25th at 4
Apply today: https://www.outreachy.org/apply/
Outreachy offers three-month internships to work remotely in Free and Open
Source Software (FOSS) projects with experienced mentors. The internships
may include programming, user experience, documentation, illustration and
graphic design, or data science.
Outreachy internships run twice a year – from May to August and December to
March. Interns are paid a stipend of $5,500 USD for the three months of
work. They also have a $500 USD stipend to travel to conferences and
events. Interns often find employment after their internship with Outreachy
sponsors or in jobs that use the skills they learned during their
Outreachy is open to both students and non-students. Outreachy expressly
invites the following people to apply:
* Women (both cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people.
* Anyone who faces under-representation, systematic bias, or discrimination
in the technology industry in their country or residence is invited to
* Residents and nationals of the United States of any gender who are
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latin@, Native American/American Indian,
Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander.
*About the Google Summer of Code program*
Wikimedia is planning to mentor 8-10 projects in 2020’s Google Summer of
Code (GSoC) program. Beginning February 20th, pending Wikimedia’s
acceptance as a mentoring organization, applicants can begin discussing
ideas with the mentors!
The student application will be due on March 31st 18:00 UTC:
Google Summer of Code now in its 16th year, is Google's summer program for
university students who want to get involved in open source software. Over
15,960 students from 109 countries have already participated. Google Summer
of Code is a unique program that pairs students with mentors who introduce
them to the open-source community and provide guidance while they work on
real-world open-source projects during their summer break from university.
Projects cover a wide range of fields including: Cloud, Operating Systems,
Graphics, Medicine, Programming Languages, Robotics, Science, Security and
many more. It's a highly competitive program (and this year is expected to
be even bigger than last year), so don't wait until the last minute to
*About the Wikimedia Foundation*
The Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> is the
nonprofit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and the other
free knowledge projects
<https://wikimediafoundation.org/our-work/wikimedia-projects/>. Our vision
is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all
knowledge. We believe that everyone has the potential to contribute
something to our shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to
access that knowledge, free of interference. We host the Wikimedia
projects, build software experiences for reading, contributing, and sharing
Wikimedia content, support the volunteer communities and partners who make
Wikimedia possible, and advocate for policies that enable Wikimedia and
free knowledge to thrive.
* Browse through the participants’ guides, to learn more about the
application process steps:
* All the projects will be showcased here:
We hope you will help us spread the word about Wikimedia’s participation in
these programs: https://twitter.com/mediawiki/status/1224790357361098752
(by retweeting the post in the link or by sharing this email)
Looking forward to your participation!
Srishti & Pavithra (Wikimedia organization administrators for GSoC &
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
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Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org>
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