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Wikimedia has participated in Outreachy since 2013. Outreachy provides internships in open source and open science, to people subject to systemic bias and impacted by underrepresentation in the technical industry where they are living. It is 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. See full program timeline here.
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.
- February 24: application period opens
- February 24 – March 19: applicants need to get in touch with at least one project and make a contribution to it
- 11 March: Wikimedia IRC meeting (logs)
- March 19: application deadline at 7pm UTC
- April 21: accepted participants announced on this page at 7pm UTC
- May 19 – August 18: internship period
- May 20: GSoC & OPW IRC meeting (logs)
- August 19: GSoC & FOSS OPW wrap-up meeting on IRC; #wikimedia-office @ 3pm UTC
We advise all candidates eligible to Google Summer of Code 2014 to apply to both programs.
Reporting progress is essential in free software projects. Good reports are concise, they highlight relevant progress/blockers, and they link to bug reports, patches, or other interesting pages.
Participants are required to share Updates about their projects:
- initial announcement on Wikitech-l
- initial microtasks completed
- community bonding report by 25 May including links to
- goals for the first half of the internship
- communication plan
- lessons learned since 21 April
- first weekly report by 30 May
- project wrap-up post by 20 August