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Do I need a proposal for Outreachy?

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Misaochan (talkcontribs)

Will I need to draft a proposal for Wikimedia if I am applying for Outreachy, or will the Phabricator task suffice? I know there is an article on how to write a good proposal, but that seems targeted towards GSOC instead so I don't know if that's a general Wikimedia requirement or a GSOC-specific requirement.

I know the Outreachy application itself has a section to detail the project we are interested in applying for, but there doesn't seem to be any need for a formal proposal for them. I'm just wondering if Wikimedia itself requires a proposal in order to consider a candidate.

SPage (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Misaochan (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the help, @SPage (WMF), that is much clearer indeed. :)

Re: steps 1 and 2 under 'steps to get your proposal up', unfortunately I had already created a Phabricator username and a Mediawiki username some time ago and posted under both, and they are (very!) different usernames. Is there any way I can get my username changed, or should it be alright if they aren't the same?

SPage (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Several Wikimedia staff have different wiki and phabricator usernames (and git name, and gerrit/labs shell name, and IRC nickname...) If you want to change your phabricator username I would ask in #wikimedia-devtoolsconnect; to change your username on Wikimedia sites, I think you would create a new topic on some meta-wiki page. It's OK to create a new username that you really want and move on from the old one.

Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)
Misaochan (talkcontribs)

Thanks @Qgil-WMF. I can start on this even if I currently only have one out of the two required mentors, right?

Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)

Yes, of course you can. In fact, seeing a qualified and motivated candidate does help a mentor finding a co-mentor.  :)

Misaochan (talkcontribs)

@Qgil-WMF for the proposal I will need to discuss the specifics of the project and my deliverables with my mentors, right? But what if we haven't gotten another mentor yet - won't we need his input as well? If someone is interested in being a mentor but is still waiting for his Outreachy mentor registration to be approved by the admins, can I/we start involving him in the project already?

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