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Wikimedia has participated in Outreachy since 2013. In this program, we connect people from groups underrepresented in free and open source software in a three-month, full-time internship and runs two editions every year. It is overseen by Wikimedia's Developer Advocacy team. Wikimedia provides funding for Outreachy internships.
Current and past editions
- Zhurakhinskaya, Marina. "Outreachy and the road toward diversity." Interview. Opensource.com. N.p., 24 August 2015. Web.
Check all the details about this round at the program page.
- September 16, 2015: participating organizations are announced
- September 16 - November 2, 2015: applicants need to get in touch with at least one project and make a small contribution related to the proposed project
- September 29, 2015: application system opens
- November 2, 2015: application deadline at 7pm UTC
- November 17, 2015: accepted participants announced on this page at 7pm UTC
- November 17 - December 7, 2015: community bonding period for accepted participants
- December 7, 2015 - March 7, 2016: internship period
If you want to be a candidate for this, you must read and follow Outreach programs/Life of a successful project#Coming up with a proposal. In summary:
- Find, or create, a Phabricator project task that interests you, and create a subtask of it that as your proposal task.
Repeating some of that here,
- You should create an account on Phabricator using your wiki username (Create a wiki account if you don't have one)
- find an interesting project task in phab:tag/possible-tech-projects (or elsewhere)
- click 'Create Subtask' link to create a new Phabricator task for your proposal:
- it will be "Blocked By" the task you are applying for
- and will be associated with the project of the task you're applying for
- title it "Outreachy proposal for project task", replacing project task with the name of the task you are applying for
- add the project for the mentor program (#Outreachy-Round-11) and remove the project for the tech projects (#Possible-Tech-Projects)
- use the Outreach programs/Application template to create a solid proposal task
- Edit and improve your proposal task until the deadline. A well-structured proposal increases your chances of being accepted. Sample proposals (from our past rounds): T93106 and T76199.
To see candidates, view all tasks on the #Outreachy-Round-11 board; the names under "Proposal" tasks are the candidates.