Intro: Outreachy, WordPress and looking forward to the summer

I’m starting this blog to share my experiences being one of 41 interns accepted for May – August 2016 round of Outreachy – which I’m terribly excited and grateful for. Outreachy “helps people from groups underrepresented in free and open source software get involved”, so I’m looking forward to:

  • Communicating with other women, trans and gender-nonconforming people, and people of color working in FOSS.
  • Making an actual contribution to the open-source software world which we all benefit so much from.
  • Share my experience!

I will be working for WordPress enhancing training and education material – basically creating and further improving the WordPress and WordCamps tutorials, workshops and online courses. It was really nice to get chosen for this project, as it actually highlights that open-source is not only about coding, but there’s also supporting work to be done such as graphic design, documentation, community management, instructional design, etc

I will be sure to share my tips based on the personal experience of applying to the program and stories of what happens next in this blog so stay tuned 🙂