Outreach Program for Women -Priyanka Nag (OPW Intern)
A little about FOSSFree and Open Source Software (FOSS) issoftware that gives the user the freedom to use,copy, study, change, and improve it.- benefits society- creates a fun collaborative community around a project- allows anyone to make innovative changes that reach many people.
Organizations involved in OPW are:• Deltacloud - abstraction layer for the differences between the cloud providers• Fedora - GNU/Linux-based operating system• GNOME - GNU/Linux-based desktop environment and applications• JBoss - Java-based application server and related projects• Mozilla - software that promotes the goals of the Open Web• Open Technology Institute - democratized network infrastructure for universal access• OpenITP - support for developers who build circumvention technology• OpenStack - cloud deployment and management software• Subversion - full-featured version control system• Tor - anonymizing proxy network• Wikimedia - wiki software and infrastructure for Wikipedia and related projects
How we work?• Participants will work remotely from home, while getting guidance from an assigned mentor and collaborating within their project’s team and the rest of the FOSS community.
What work do we do?The projects include:• software development• system administration• web development• user experience design• graphic design• Documentation• marketing
Why OPW?• Outreach Program for Women (OPW) internships were inspired in many ways by Google Summer of Code and by how few women applied for it in the past.• The GNOME Foundation first started the internships program with one round in 2006, and then resumed the effort in 2010 with 4 more rounds organized every half a year.
How OPW helps?• By having a program targeted specifically towards women, it was found that talented and passionate participants could be reached, who were uncertain about how to start otherwise.• Hopefully this effort will help many women learn how exciting, varied and valuable work on FOSS projects can be and how inclusive the community really is.• This program is a welcoming link that will connect us with people working on individual projects in various FOSS organizations and guide one through their first contribution.
How we keep in touch?• IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is one of the primary means of communication within FOSS projects• One is also be expected to communicate electronically with other project members via other means, including bug tracker comments, mailing list discussion, blog posts, and personal e-mail
Application Process• Choose a project• Make a small contribution• Send in an Application
Thank you Any queries?Please visit:https://live.gnome.org/OutreachProgramForWomento learn more.