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Coordinate Wikimedia's participation in Outreachy Round 15
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Timeline for the next round is:

  • September 7 - application period opens
  • October 23 - contributions and applications are due
  • November 9 - interns announced
  • December 5, 2017 to March 5, 2018 - internship period.



Before the program starts
  • Inform Outreachy about Wikimedia's interest in participating in the next round
  • Set up a Round 15 page on Wiki
  • Recruit additional organization administrator
  • Create a Outreachy-Round-15 project tag on Phab
  • Recruit ideas for projects and mentors
    • Approach mentors of projects on New Developers landing page
    • Announce Wikimedia's participation in mailing lists - Wikitech-I, Wikimedia-I
    • Contact Bryan Davis about the possibility of a documentation project to be promoted for Outreachy
    • Host an informal meeting for staff members to learn more about Outreachy (NOT HOSTING)
      • Interest not received to attend the meeting but to mentor projects, works :)
    • Announce in the next CE meeting
After the applications open
  • Promote Wikimedia's participation in Outreachy beyond our usual circles
    • Spread the word through the channels of current interns
    • Social media channels of women in tech, underrepresented/ minority groups, etc.
      • Outreachy
      • ChickTech
      • Techtonica
      • SheCode, etc.
    • Wikimedia social media channels
    • Call for participation in the wrap-up blog post of Outreachy and GSoC
    • Or a separate call for participation in the following format
  • Fix the Outreachy website links on the /Outreachy/Participants page
  • Participate in the Outreachy Twitter chat on September 25th, 8 am PDT
After the application deadline
  • Start an email thread & group chat on Phabricator with mentors and faciliate the selection process
After the results are announced
  • Send accepted participants a congratulations email
  • Instructions to join Zulip, Community Building, etc.
  • Send rejected participants an email with opportunities to stay involved
    • Ask Quim and Outreachy organizers if it is okay to do so Note: Didn't hear back from Outreachy organizers
  • Write a blogpost
  • Update the event wiki
During the program
  • Remind students to continue working on projects and write reports
  • Promote interns' reports through MW social media
  • Outreachy contract renewal

After the program

  • Host a project showcase

Event Timeline

Informed Outreachy about Wikimedia's interest in participating in Round 15 and draft page is here > Next step is to actively recruit projects and mentors between now and September 7th.

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