[OpenStack Foundation] Outreachy: Call for Funding, Mentors

Pranav Salunke dguitarbite at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 09:02:58 UTC 2015

Hello Lauren,

I would like to volunteer as a mentor for training-labs project if its not
too late for now.


On Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 5:52 PM, Lauren Sell <lauren at openstack.org> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> Quick update on the Outreachy <https://www.gnome.org/outreachy/> program,
> including a request for funding and volunteer mentors. For those of you who
> are not aware, Outreachy helps people from groups underrepresented in free
> and open source software get involved by matching interns with established
> mentors in the upstream community.
> There have been a record 30 intern applicants and 11 volunteer mentors for
> OpenStack this next cycle, which will take place Dec 7, 2015 - March 7,
> 2016. The OpenStack program coordinators could use a few more volunteer
> mentors, and there has been specific interest in Ceilometer, Cinder,
> Horizon, Murano, Neutron, Nova, Sahara and Zaqar. You can learn more about
> what is expected from mentors and how to apply here:
> https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Outreachy/Mentors
> Additionally, the Foundation agreed to sponsor five interns, but we could
> use some additional sponsors to help support the large increase in
> OpenStack applicants. The sponsorship cost is 6,500 USD per intern, which
> provide them a stipend for the three-month program. You can learn more
> about sponsorship here:
> https://wiki.gnome.org/Outreachy/Admin/InfoForOrgs#Action
> I personally believe Outreachy is one of the most important and effective
> diversity efforts we’ve invested in to date. We’ve had some amazing
> graduates become long-term contributors to our community. I cannot give
> enough praise and thanks to the program coordinators (Victoria Martinez de
> la Cruz and Mahati Chamarthy for OpenStack), volunteer mentors, and
> sponsors for making it possible.
> Please help spread the word. If you are interested in becoming a mentor or
> sponsoring an intern, please contact Victoria (
> victoria at vmartinezdelacruz.com) or me (lauren at openstack.org).
> Thanks,
> Lauren
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