This is a quick announcement that the Xen Project is again participating in Google Summer of Code (GSoC), a program that awards three-month paid stipends to University students to work on open source projects, with the goal to get open source experience. The Xen Project will also again participate in Outreachy, which is an internship program that organises three-month paid internships with free and open-source software projects for people who are typically underrepresented in the technology industry. Outreachy has been helping women (cis and trans), trans men, genderqueer people and people from other discriminated backgrounds get involved in free and open source software for several years. The Xen Project is proud that it has participated continually in Outreachy (and its predecessor OPW) for 4 years.
I want to participate, how do I get started?
If you are not at all familiar with programs such as GSoC and Outreachy, have a quick look at our introduction. In a nutshell, both programs go through several stages:
Now until application period: Preparation by working on small tasks (also called micro-tasks) within our community to identify a suitable project and to familiarise yourself with the technology.
Application Period (aka paperwork): For GSoC, the application system is open from March 20 to Apr 3, 2017; however you should work on micro-tasks before and prepare your application together with a mentor as early as possible. For Outreachy, the application system is already open and will close March 30, 2017 (but you can edit and modify proposals submitted in agreement with your mentor until April 28th).
Selection Period: After applying to participate, our mentors will chose the most promising candidates. Successful candidates will be announced on the following dates: April 28 (Outreachy), May 4 (GSoC).
Internship Duration: May 30 to August 29 (GSoC) and August 30 (Outreachy).
For a list of projects for participants and more information on how to apply, check our Xen Project 2017 Summer Internship Portal. We have many different projects in many different areas: from Hypervisor work, projects in Mirage OS, to tools and test related tasks. Note that we will be adding extra projects to this page in the coming weeks and that applicants can suggest projects on their own.
You may also want to check out the pages of GSoC mentoring organisations which we collaborate with. Sometimes, you will find Xen related projects there: FreeBSD (currently 2 projects), QEMU, Libvirt.
Learn about the Experience of past Participants
At a past Xen Project Developer Summit, we ran a panel discussion that included Outreachy interns, GSoC students as well as mentors.
This is a quick reminder that the Xen Project is again participating in Outreachy (Round 11). Please check the round 11 page for more information about the December 2015 to March 2015 round of interships.
Outreach Program for Women has been helping women (cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people get involved in free and open source software worldwide. Note that the program has been extended and now also targets people from more groups underrepresented in FOSS: specifically the program is open to residents and nationals of the United States of any gender who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latin, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander.
Round 11 of Outreachy
The application deadline for interns is November 2, 2015. For a list of projects for interns and more information on how to apply, check our Xen Project Outreachy portal.
We have many different projects in many different areas! Check out the following table, which lists projects covering
Hypervisor Development (requiring Linux/BSD, C, scripting skills – there is also a Windows related project)
Mirage OS Development (requiring Linux/BSD, OCaml or Functional programming skills)
This is a quick reminder that the Xen Project is again participating in Outreachy (formerly known as OPW/Outreach program for Women).
Outreachy is the successor of the Outreach Program for Women. Please see its page for the information about the May 2015 round of interships.
Outreach Program for Women has been helping women (cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people get involved in free and open source software. It provided a supportive community for beginning to contribute any time throughout the year and offered focused internship opportunities twice a year with a number of free software organizations. This work is continued by Outreachy, with the goal of expanding the program to more participants from underrepresented backgrounds.
Round 10 of Outreachy
The application deadline for interns is March 24, 2015April 7, 2015. For a list of projects for interns and more information on how to apply, check our Xen Project Outreachy portal.
Being somewhat new to the Xen community, just my third month in the community, I want to make every effort I can to meet with people who are directly or indirectly supporting the Xen initiative. I will be posting my travel schedule on this blog to allow members the opportunity to contact me for a meeting (informal of course) to talk about Xen and possibly have a nice “Xen” refreshment (on Xen’s tab). I am based in Ft Lauderdale, Florida in the US but will be in San Francisco, CA later this month at the 2008 InfoSys Open Source Business Conference at the Palace Hotel from March 24 – 26.
The event starts Tuesday morning and I arrive early afternoon on the 24th so I have time to meet and enjoy those “Xen” refreshments with any community member. I am leaving on a red eye on the 26th so I have some time to meet during the event as well. If you are interested in offering feedback on Xen.org please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to meeting with the community throughout the coming year.