Taking Part in Outreachy
Tue, 27-Sep-2016 by
I am pleased to announce that "The Perl Foundation":http://www.perlfoundation.org/ will be taking part in "Outreachy":https://www.gnome.org/outreachy/ again this year.
We are offering one full-time internship in the winter program, which will run from December 6th to April 6th. The application process is "now open":https://outreachy.gnome.org/?q=program_home&prg=7 and applications need to be submitted by October 17th. Our mentor, Dylan Hardison, from the Bugzilla project has provided a list of ideas and possible projects "on our information page":http://www.perlfoundation.org/outreachy.
Outreachy, formerly The Outreach Program for Women, was started by the GNOME Foundation in 2006 to encourage women to participate in the GNOME project. Since inception the project has grown to include many Free and Open Source organisations, including The Perl Foundation, and now the program has been rebranded and extended to encourage the participation of other underrepresented groups. Currently, internships are open internationally to women (cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people. Additionally, they are open to residents and nationals of the United States of any gender who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander.