Various tech opportunities with Wikimedia

Tony Thomas

GSoC'16 & Outreachy'12 organization admin, Wikimedia Foundation

WCI 2016, Chandigarh

Note: I do not work with the Wikimedia Foundation, so whatever I say in this slide can only be my own theory, and might not reflect the interests of the Wikimedia Foundation or movement.

Various
Tech

Opportunities

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  2. cannabis/ganja/stash users - you are going to lose your memory soon :(

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Target, audience!

University students 

Women

High school students (13 - 17 age)

Men =

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About Me

(the showoff slide)

Google Summer of Code 2016 & Outreachy, 12 organization admin with the Wikimedia Foundation; 2014 = student, 2015 = mentor. 

 

Currently doing my internship with Igalia, Spain; leaving for my masters soon. 

 

Had been lucky to attend couple of Wikimedia Hackathons in the US, EU

GSoC, Outreachy

applying 

starting early, right projects 

right mentors

your proposal

goals

& benefits

reporting 

stick

complete

deploy

maintain

Life of a successful project

GSoC 

  • Annual internship program, sponsored by Google! 
  • Open for all University students 
  • org_count = 180
  • next_round = March, 2017

Outreachy

  • Bi-annual program, organized by the Gnome Foundation. 
  • Open to all non-males
  • org_count = 12
  • next_round = Dec, 2016
  • Stipend of 5500 USD sent out in 3 intervals 
  • Wonderful technical mentors
  • Working in a technical community in a real time huge project! 

and in common

and you will be like ..

The application process

Warning: Boring slides ahead o.0

Program announced

select 

project

find

mentors

proposal

=

=

Start Early ?

Selective ?

Once you are in

Assumption: You are in :)

Keep in Mind

  • Report daily
  • Make things production ready
  • Schedule weekly meetings
  • Do NOT disappear in between

How to contribute ?

I am going to take a leaf from my other deck!

Google Code In

13-17 years of age

small bugs, easy to fix, helping mentors! 

Pros:

T-shirts, swags, trips to SFO with parents!

Cons:

Anxiety ?

Various Tech opportunities with Wikimedia Foundation

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Various Tech opportunities with Wikimedia Foundation

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