All: The time to decide about Debian's participation in the next round of Outreachy is now (well, actually, it was about a month ago). Seriously the deadline is next week. What's Outreachy? It's the new name for the Gnome Outreach Program for Women: https://www.gnome.org/outreachy/ I feel so strongly about getting more diversity into Debian that I volunteered to help organize the current round. I boasted that "of course!" companies would want to sponsor Outreachy interns in Debian because - Debian is the bedrock of so much that powers the universe - We need all the people-power we can get - It's a recruiting signal that your company welcomes smart and diverse talent Alas fundraising is much, much tougher than I imagined. In the current round we have one intern position funded From Debian itself. To the degree the project might continue to fund Outreachy we need to provide historical perspective of previous internships. ACTION: Are you (or have you been) an intern? Please document the cool stuff you've worked on and how it has influenced you and Debian. ACTION: Are you (or have you been) a mentor? Please document the cool stuff your interns have worked on and why it's important for Debian to continue ACTION: Do you want to grow diversity in Debian? Please suggest potential sponsors that can help fund future interns: https://wiki.gnome.org/action/show/Outreachy/Admin/InfoForOrgs?action=show&redirect=OutreachProgramForWomen%2FAdmin%2FInfoForOrgs Hopefully we can collect pointers to coolness and a couple of nice vignettes about how this has made the project better. Take your time.. we need to make the case and have a successful public discussion and consensus by Tuesday, Feb 17 :) Thank you very much! --Tom Please followup to email@example.com (and CC yourself).
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