Yep, it’s that time of the year again! Outreachy has officially started asking for organisations and mentors for the Summer 2023 round.
What is Outreachy?
Outreachy is a paid, remote internship program. Outreachy promotes diversity in open source and open science. Our internships are for people who face under-representation, and discrimination or systemic bias in the technology industry of their country.
Given the long discussion in What are the biggest reasons newcomers give up on OCaml? I can guarantee you that if you want some more really good answers, participating in Outreachy is one way to do that!
To help get a feel for what is to be a mentor, Outreachy will be holding a livestreamed call with previous mentors taking part which should be available on peertube (I’ll post links when available).
- Jan. 17 at 3pm UTC - Mentor chat on YouTube and PeerTube
- Feb. 6 at 3pm UTC - Mentor chat on YouTube and PeerTube
- Feb. 10 at 4pm UTC - Deadline for open source and open science communities to sign up to be an Outreachy mentoring organization
- Feb. 24 at 4pm UTC - Deadline for mentors to submit project descriptions for May 2023 interns to work on
We had some excellent proposals for projects working on the compiler but unfortunately in the end no intern was found for it, please don’t be disheartened by this and I hope to see more projects suggested.
I’ve had the great fortune of working with Prisca on ocaml-topojson which has come on leaps and bounds thanks to her work! We’ll have a proper debrief towards the end of the project like the previous two rounds, although it may be a little shorter given the OCaml community only has one intern this round.
The older, but still relevant post Become an Outreachy Mentor: support the growth and diversity of the OCaml community contains some more information about being a mentor which you may want to take a look at.
Please uses this thread for any questions, ideas or thoughts. Thank you !