Re: [Debian-NYC] Debian Outreach Program for Women matching fund 2013
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- From: Brian Gupta <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:30:06 -0500
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On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 1:21 AM, Brian Gupta <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> One of the Debian projects that I have recently volunteered to do, is
> to help coordinate Debian's participation in the GNOME Foundation's
> Outreach Program for Women (OPW) , which is an internship program
> aimed at getting more women involved in FOSS, similar to Google's
> Summer of Code.
> Unlike the Google program, OPW does not require participants to be
> students, and as well as coding projects it can also cover non-coding
> tasks such as translation, graphic design, documentation, bug triage
> and marketing.
> However, unlike GSoC, participating projects need to pay the costs
> themselves. (There is no large corporate grant).
> In order to aid this effort, one of Debian's sponsors has offered to
> start a matching fund in USD to fund Debian's participation in OPW.
> For details, and to give a donation, please see our Donate now page.
> Please do think about getting involved and sharing your ideas, to help
> us make OPW an even more useful program for Debian in the future. If
> you wish to apply as an intern participant, please review the
> available coding  and non-coding  internships and follow the
> instructions for application .
> Please feel free to email me (or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any
> questions, comments or concerns.
> Also, please feel free to spread the word. :)
>  - https://live.gnome.org/OutreachProgramForWomen
>  - http://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode2013/Projects
>  - http://wiki.debian.org/OutreachProgramForWomen/NonCodingProjects
>  - http://wiki.debian.org/OutreachProgramForWomen
This matching program is ending tomorrow and we are less than $500
away from our target. (2075.50 out of 2500.00) (This will be matched
Please consider contributing in the next 24 hours: http://debian.ch/opw2013/
Please note that if you don't have a Paypal account alternative
payment methods can be arranged, if you email email@example.com
before eod tomorrow with the amount you wish to donate, and the
preferred method of payment.
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