Outreachy is looking for open source communities to provide mentors for their internship program. Community members should sign up to participate by February 18.
If you know of open source communities who could provide mentors and funding for at least one intern ($6,500 USD), please forward this email to them.
Applicants – I know you’re curious about the schedule for the May to August internships. The TLDR; is that initial applications will open on Jan 20, and are due by Feb 25. The schedule is available at https://www.outreachy.org/apply/project-selection/.
One of the things I’m Working On Right Now ™ is this whole blogging thing and social media and becoming an influencer and thought leadership and how many more buzz words can I fit into one boring sentence. #CanIGetAnAMEN
And part of figuring out some of those things is blogging regularly again, so here we go, with a totally mediocre and that’s okay posting of hello hi and here’s what’s going on in my life RIGHT NOW.
I just noticed that I’ve used ‘right now’ two times already and now three times and that’s exactly where this post is headed.
“It’s been umpteen weeks since you’ve written on this blog and THIS is what you’re going to write about?!?”
Yes, I totally used quotes because THAT is EXACTLY what you’re thinking.
Yeah, that’s right, THIS is what I’m writing about – so sit back, buck up, and get ready for a totally bumpy ride.
First, let’s focus on the AUDIENCE
1. Where do they work?
2. What languages do they use?
3. How how much experience do they have?
4. Do they tinker on nights / weekends or only at work?
Do you have multiple audiences what are the differences?
Starting with the last question, just to be contrarian, I…. wait. No, my brain just melted off. Because am I answering this question as a Red Hat employee? As an IBM employee? As the RDO Community Manager? As the OpenStack Liaison? Or as Rain the Dancing Engineer Fierce Woman?
When I talked with Adam about my melting brain he suggested focusing on the similarities among them to find the buckets OR to go ahead and entirely separate out personal from professional.
But this is being published HERE; therefore, my audience on groningenrain.nl is:
If I had been maintaining regular backups (which the hosting company is totally happy to do for just a few euros more per month), it would’ve taken a few short hours (minutes? let’s hope I never find out.) to rebuild. Instead it’s been days. And it’s going to take at least another week to smooth out all the wrinkles.
So now I use Vaultpress, a WordPress plugin that interfaces with Jetpack, for daily backups.