Outreachy is a program that helps people from groups underrepresented in free and open source software get involved.The GNOME Foundation first started the internships program in 2006, inspired by generally low number of women participating in the FOSS development. Currently, internships are open internationally to women (cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people. Additionally, they are 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.
I am very excited to participate in this round of Outreachy, in my favorite project which is GNOME usability testing, under the mentorship of Jim Hall. I will also be working with the GNOME Design team in order to learn more about GNOME usability and make improvements based on their feedback on certain topics.
I will be sharing here my 14 week journey, so stay current!