What motivated me to apply to Outreachy

You should fill out an initial application, regardless of your experience level.

Outreachy is a program that provide internship opportunities to work in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Outreachy internships are open to all applicants around the world. Internship focuses on programming, design, documentation, marketing, or other kinds of contributions. Interns work remotely and are not required to relocate. Interns are paid a comfortable stipend. Outreachy is open to women (both cis and trans), people of other gender identities that are minorities in open source (trans men, and gender-queer people) . This internship is offered twice a year and you do not have to be a student to apply for it. However, you must be available for a full-time, 40 hours a week during the internship period.

In the month of February, a good friend of mine from college mentioned the Outreachy internship opportunity to me. I checked out the Outreachy internship web-page, read a couple of past interns posts, and then applied for it. But due to academic work I couldn’t contribute to any organisation before the contribution period.

So, When I got shortlisted for the second round, I was so excited and immediately started my search for an organisation to contribute in. I was completely new to the open source, struggling between which project/organisation to choose, preferred not to waste time and decided to take a friends help, who has contributed to open source before. She told me about GNOME and It was offering a project related Git, Python and JavaScript. Luckily, I had sufficient knowledge of all the required tech-stack for that project. So, I introduced myself in the forum and started the contribution with “Newcomers” issues then jumped into the actual (coding related) issues alongside continued my research on the project, I chose to work on. I kept myself busy with open source contribution till the day, the final applicants were to be called out. I have listed down all my contributions in the next blog.

One thought on “What motivated me to apply to Outreachy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create your website with WordPress.com
Get started
%d bloggers like this: