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GNOME: On GNOME LATAM and Outreachy

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  • GNOME LATAM 2021 was a real blast!

    This year, motivated by the success of virtual events like GNOME Asia and GNOME Onboard Africa, we decided to organize a GNOME LATAM (virtual) conference. The event was a success, with a nice mix of Spanish and Portuguese-speaking presenters. The recordings are now available and (if you understand Spanish or Portuguese) I highly encourage you to check what the Latin American GNOMies are up to.

  • Veena Nagar: Hello there!

    Currently, I am working as an Outreachy Intern for May’21 tenure with GNOME community under the mentorship of Philip Chimento on the project “Make GNOME asynchronous!”. The next three months of the internship are going to be a great learning experience, and I’m really looking forward to it! My mentor at GNOME has been very welcoming, and I’m so glad to be selected as an intern here for the summer cohort.

  • Veena Nagar: What motivated me to apply to Outreachy

    Outreachy is a program that provide internship opportunities to work in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Outreachy internships are open to all applicants around the world. Internship focuses on programming, design, documentation, marketing, or other kinds of contributions. Interns work remotely and are not required to relocate. Interns are paid a comfortable stipend. Outreachy is open to women (both cis and trans), people of other gender identities that are minorities in open source (trans men, and gender-queer people) . This internship is offered twice a year and you do not have to be a student to apply for it. However, you must be available for a full-time, 40 hours a week during the internship period.

    In the month of February, a good friend of mine from college mentioned the Outreachy internship opportunity to me. I checked out the Outreachy internship web-page, read a couple of past interns posts, and then applied for it. But due to academic work I couldn’t contribute to any organisation before the contribution period.

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