Outreachy/Round 18

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Wikimedia is participating in Outreachy Round 18. Internship period runs from May 20th to August 20th, 2019.

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Outreachy Round 16
Screenshot of the GSoC and Outreachy 2017 Project Showcase. Watch the full showcase on YouTube.

Program timeline[edit]

(borrowed from https://www.outreachy.org/apply/project-selection/)

Feb. 18, 2019 Applicants start making contributions to internship projects
March 5, 2019 Last date for new mentoring community listings
March 12, 2019 Last date for mentors to submit new internship project listings
March 26, 2019 at 4pm UTC Application deadline. Last day to finish any contributions to internship projects. Applications who made a contribution must submit the rest of their project application by this date.
April 2, 2019 at 4pm UTC Late application deadline for specific projects (see below for which projects are accepting late applications)
March 26, 2019 to May 6, 2019 Applicants are encouraged to continue making contributions
May 6, 2019 Accepted interns announced on the alums page at 4pm UTC
May 20, 2019 to Aug. 20, 2019 Internships period

Accepted projects[edit]

Photo / Avatar

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Name Location

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Project Mentor(s) Updates
Doris Zhou Better understand impact of content translation tools Isaac Johnson Yes Done Joined Zulip

'Yes Done' Created user page

'Yes Done' first post

'Yes Done' second post

Jerop Brenda Kenya Documentation improvements to the ~20 top 70 most viewed MediaWiki Action API pages on-wiki Srishti Sethi, Sarah Rodlund
Khyati Soneji Improve Programs & Events Dashboard for use in the #1lib1ref campaign Sage Ross
Silky Priya Add leaderboard based on user's edits using Commons Android app Vivek Maskara, Ujjwal Agrawal Yes Done Joined Zulip

Recommended steps for current interns[edit]

Here are some recommended steps for current interns before the internship period kick-off:

  • Refine your project proposal with guidance from mentors.
  • Join Zulip to keep yourself up to date with the announcements related to the program and opportunities for participating in Wikimedia activities.
  • Write blog posts (first due by May 20th) in a language you are most comfortable with and add it to the Bi-weekly Reports page.
  • Add your updates about non-coding tasks (e.g., writing a blog post, joining Zulip, etc.) in the Accepted projects' Updates section above.
  • Setup your MediaWiki user page, link it with your name in the accepted projects section above and keep it up to date with your project work and reports. (e.g., User:Martyav, User:Amrit_sreekumar)
  • Stay in touch with Wikimedia technical discussions by subscribing to the mailing list: wikitech-l@lists.wikimedia.org.
  • Read stories from across the Wikimedia movement on Wikimedia Foundation’s blog.
  • Watch previous videos on Wikimedia technical topics here.

Ideas for projects[edit]

View ideas for projects promoted during the application period

Contact[edit]