Hello current/previous OPW mentors,
The time is upon us to prepare for the next internship round, running May 25 to August 25, 2015.
Lukas has skillfully secured funding for three interns. Additional spots may be funded by individual teams. The cost per intern for the next term is $6,500.
If you would like your project to be part of the next round, please add some information to our landing page:
For an idea of what to include on the page, take a look at the pages for previous rounds, listed here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Outreachy
Also take a look at information on the Outreachy site: https://wiki.gnome.org/Outreachy/Admin/GettingStarted https://wiki.gnome.org/Outreachy/Admin/InfoForMentors
Be sure to include:
- specific information about the project and how to contribute
- specific information about the scope of work to be completed during the internship
- tasks appropriate for applicants to do during the application period
- contact info
All of this needs to be done fairly quickly as Outreachy will publicise participating projects on 3 March.
Let me know if you have any questions.
p.s. "OPW" or "Outreach Program for Women" is now called "Outreachy."
-------- Forwarded Message -------- Subject: Re: [COORDINATION] getting ready for the next round Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:22:50 -0500 (EST) From: Marina Zhurakhinskaya firstname.lastname@example.org To: opw-announce-list email@example.com CC: opw-list firstname.lastname@example.org
I know many of you are working on your landing pages. Once you have your landing page ready or even semi-ready, please send a link to it along with a description to email@example.com . More on creating landing pages is at https://wiki.gnome.org/Outreachy/Admin/GettingStarted#For_Coordinators
It seems that we should wait a few days to get more organizations listed before we do a promotional push for the program. However, if your organization is ready to work with prospective applicants, please feel free to start advertising it.
If you are planning to be a coordinator or mentor in the new round, or simply would like to continue participating in the Outreachy community, please send subscription requests to https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/outreachy-list and https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/outreachy-announce-list , as we will be shifting communications to these lists for the new round.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Marina Zhurakhinskaya" firstname.lastname@example.org To: "opw-announce-list" email@example.com Cc: "opw-list" firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Monday, February 9, 2015 5:30:49 PM Subject: [COORDINATION] getting ready for the next round
Dear coordinators and mentors,
Thank you for being a part of our outreach program! Apologies for a short lead-up for the upcoming round - this was related to us getting Outreachy announced and we will try to have the resources ready more in advance in future rounds. We would like to promote the initial list of participating organizations on February 17, so please try to update your landing page and let us know by then if you will participate. We'll continue adding organizations through March 3 to allow more organizations to secure the funding and set up their landing pages.
The updated resources are:
https://wiki.gnome.org/Outreachy/2015/MayAugust - a page with a timeline and participating organizations listing; if you have funds secured you can add your organization there
https://wiki.gnome.org/Outreachy/Admin/InfoForOrgs and https://wiki.gnome.org/Outreachy/Admin/InfoForOrgs/Proposal - these pages have motivation and information for sponsorship; you can use and customize the text from the Proposal page to approach companies about sponsorship (please do a quick check with Karen, Sarah, and myself at email@example.com alias first to make sure we coordinate any efforts to approach the same company)
https://wiki.gnome.org/Outreachy/Admin/GettingStarted - please review this page when you are updating the landing page for your organization and if your organization plans to participate in Google Summer of Code
https://wiki.gnome.org/Outreachy#Contracts - please make all people who volunteer as mentors in your organization aware that they will need to sign a contract similar to this to be a mentor in the program
Google Summer of Code (GSoC) - http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2015 - the applications for organizations to participate in GSoC opened today and will close at 7pm UTC on Friday, February 20. I highly encourage organizations to apply for this program as it's a great opportunity to engage students with your project and is generously sponsored by Google. Please note that GSoC deadlines are set in stone and be sure to work with participants and mentors to get things done by these deadlines as your organization participates in GSoC. Outreachy was created in response to low participation of women in GSoC, and we encourage women who are students and coders to apply for both programs if the organization they are interested in is participating in both. The dates for this round of Outreachy are intentionally set to be similar to GSoC dates. Outreachy application deadline is a couple days earlier to make sure that applicants eligible for GSoC don't miss the GSoC d eadline.
Please contact Karen, Sarah, and myself at firstname.lastname@example.org alias if you have any questions. We hope you can join in for this round!