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After a Successful First Round, GNOME Project Announces new Outreach Program for Women Interns

Apr 29, 2011, 23:03 (1 Talkback[s])

"Thanks to generous sponsors, Collabora, Google, Mozilla and the GNOME Foundation, GNOME was able to accept eight strong candidates for the new round. These eight women from North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia will be working on GNOME documentation, accessibility, art and localization from May 23 to August 22, 2011.

"In addition to the eight Outreach Program for Women participants, the GNOME Project accepted seven female participants for Google Summer of Code, out of a total of 27 participants. This is an unprecedented number of female participants in Google Summer of Code for GNOME. In fact, the women's outreach effort in GNOME was originally motivated by the lack of female applicants for Google Summer of Code. Scheduling the two internship programs to run in parallel allowed GNOME to encourage women who qualified for Google Summer of Code to apply for it as well. All women who applied for Google Summer of Code in 2011 found mentors and project ideas, made a first contribution, and navigated the application process with the help of the resources available through the Outreach Program for Women."

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