This is the final reminder email :) We have recruited five cool technical
projects to promote via Outreachy related to quality assurance, tool, and
The deadline for mentors to submit projects has been extended to
*September 29 at 4 pm UTC*. If you are still thinking about a project,
please get in touch. There is only one slot remaining!
On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 3:32 PM Srishti Sethi <ssethi(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
This message is a reminder for folks who might be interested in mentoring
a project as part of the Outreachy program. Now would be the time to
express your interest (see details in this thread above).
So far, we have received interest from 3 projects, and we can fund up to 7
in the next round. We would also be happy to walk you through the process
individually if this will be your first time mentoring in the program.
Drop a note here: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T289893
(on behalf of the organization team)
On Fri, Aug 27, 2021 at 3:46 PM Srishti Sethi <ssethi(a)wikimedia.org>
> Hello everyone,
> Wikimedia is participating in the winter edition of this year's Outreachy
> <https://www.outreachy.org/>  (December 2021–February 2022)! The
> deadline to submit projects on the Outreachy website is *September 30th,
> If you would like to share an idea for a project that you would like to
> mentor or you are not familiar with the program and want to learn anything
> more about it, feel free to reply to this email or leave a note on <
> *About the Outreachy program*:
> Outreachy offers three-month internships to work remotely in Free and
> Open Source Software (FOSS), coding and non-coding projects with
> experienced mentors. These internships run twice a year–from May to August
> and December to March. Interns are paid a stipend of USD 5,500 for the
> three months of work. They also have a USD 500 stipend to travel to
> conferences and events. Interns often find employment after their
> internship with Outreachy sponsors or jobs that use the skills they learned
> during their internship. This program 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 of residence.
> - Residents and nationals of the United States of any gender who are
> Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/American Indian,
> Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander.
> See a blog post highlighting experiences and outcomes of interns who
> participated in a previous round of Outreachy with Wikimedia <
> Some tips for mentors for proposing projects:
> - Follow this task description template when you propose a project in
> Phabricator: <
> . Add #Outreachy (Round 23) tag to it.
> - Remember, the project should require an experienced developer ~15
> days to complete and a newcomer ~3 months.
> - Each project should have at least two mentors, and one of them
> should hold a technical background.
> - When it comes to picking a project, you could propose one that is:
> - Relevant for your language community or brings impact to the
> Wikimedia ecosystem in the future.
> - Welcoming and newcomer-friendly and has a moderate learning
> - A new idea you are passionate about, there are no deadlines
> attached to it; you always wanted to see it happen but couldn't due to
> of resources help!
> - About developing a standalone tool (possibly hosted on Wikimedia
> Toolforge), with fewer dependencies on Wikimedia's core infrastructure, it
> doesn't necessarily require a specific programming language.
> See roles and responsibilities of an Outreachy mentor <
> We look forward to your participation!
> (On behalf of the organization team)
>  https://www.outreachy.org/
>  https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T289893
>  https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/outreach-programs-projects/
>  https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Outreachy/Mentors
> *Srishti Sethi*
> Senior Developer Advocate
> Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>