Sometimes I see Wikimedians mention Google Summer of Code when they want to find someone to work on a code project. (Example: ) This makes sense sometimes. If you think your idea might be a good project for a student -- or you want help to make it that -- please do put it on the "possible projects" page, and Quim or others will help you refine it. Now's a good time to do that, so that Outreach Program for Women applicants can consider your idea when they apply for the January-March round.
For the three-month programming internships, such as GSoC and some OPW projects, we have to cut down how much they try to do, to make sure it gets done and gets onto the site. So sometimes we'll need to take only the simplest part of your idea and turn it into the project idea. But the only way we can help you get some of your idea made is if we hear about it! So if you have the seed of an idea, please go ahead and put it on the "possible projects" page instead of just saying to yourself "oh it sounds way too big". Also, check out what some past Outreach Program for Women interns have done. Maybe your community could use help in systems administration, marketing, template-making, writing automated tests, or other work that GSoC won't let us have as a GSoC project.  http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaindia-l/2013-March/thread.html#9626  https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Mentorship_programs/Possible_projects  https://wiki.gnome.org/OutreachProgramForWomen#Previous_Participants -- Sumana Harihareswara Engineering Community Manager Wikimedia Foundation P.S. After this email, I'm unsubscribing from the wikimedia-l list as I prepare for my sabbatical, which starts this weekend - more info at http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2013-August/071542.html . If you need to talk about Wikimedia technical community stuff or communication before January, please consult Quim Gil, qgil at wikimedia dot org, or Guillaume Paumier, gpaumier at wikimedia dot org. Thanks! Looking forward to coming back in January. _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>