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Sfd 2013 gnome_opw

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  • 1. GNOME Outreach Program for Women (OPW)
  • 2. What is GNOME OPW? GNOME OPW is an internship program organized by the GNOME Foundation to encourage women to become active members of the fast-growing Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) movement and community. The program is held biannually.
  • 3. A little background ● OPW derives inspiration from Google Summer of Code (GSoC). ● GSoC was started in 2005. Very few women applied overall, and none applied for GNOME. ● That got GNOME thinking. The Foundation decided to address the issue and it sponsored a certain number of women for coding projects.
  • 4. A little background ...contd. ● The sponsorships were independent of GSoC and were meant only for GNOME projects. ● The experiment ran in 2006. The three subsequent years ran dry. ● In 2010, GNOME once again came out with internship offers for women. ● The initiative even got a name – GNOME OPW.
  • 5. A little background ...contd. ● The internship program was held not once, but twice every year, and the first instance (in 2010) came to be designated as Round 1. ● In 2012, the program got a major makeover. Projects from organizations other than GNOME were included as well.
  • 6. GSoC and OPW compared GSoC OPW Open to men and women Open to anyone who identifies as a woman Open to only students Open to non-students as well Includes only coding projects Includes non-coding projects as well, such as those related to documentation, designing and translation Held once a year Held twice a year
  • 7. How to apply
  • 8. Information points ● https://wiki.gnome.org/OutreachProgramForWomen ● #opw IRC channel onGIMPNet (irc.gnome.org) ● @fossopw
  • 9. Necessary requirements Contribute to a FOSS project participating in an upcoming round. OR Contribute to any FOSS project of your choice. Contributing is mandatory. Start early and get noticed.
  • 10. The upcoming round: Dates to remember 1 Oct 2013: Application process begins 1 Nov 2013: Application deadline 20 Nov 2013: Result announcement 10 Dec 2013 to Internship period 10 March 2014
  • 11. OPW and I ● Interned with the Open Technology Institute of the New America Foundation. ● Worked on the Commotion Wireless Project. ● Studied 12 FOSS projects and compared their L10n processes. ● Researched translation tools for text and video content. ● Made recommendations regarding which tools to use. Translated resources into French.
  • 12. Some links from my blog ● http://www.worddelights.com/blog/gnome-outreach-prog ● http://www.worddelights.com/blog/gnome-outreach-prog ● http://www.worddelights.com/blog/gnome-outreach-prog
  • 13. What is Commotion? Commotion is an open-source software that helps create a distributed peer-to-peer (mesh) network between two or more wireless devices such as mobile phones, laptops and routers. It strengthens communities by allowing them to build their own communications infrastructures.
  • 14. Commotion: Uses Commotion has applications as: ● A facilitator of access to the internet. ● An aid during natural calamities. ● As a circumvention technology.
  • 15. Explore Commotion ● https://commotionwireless.net/about ● https://commotionwireless.net/about/faq ● http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBzyH09DeLo
  • 16. Contribute to Commotion ● https://commotionwireless.net/get-involved ● https://commotionwireless.net/docs/get-involved/localiza
  • 17. Thanks for sitting through!