2020-04: Outreachy Progress

Summary

  • 367 applicants recorded a contribution to Outreachy projects
  • 335 applicants created a final application
  • 55 applicants were accepted as Outreachy interns

Admin

On May 4, Outreachy announced 55 accepted interns for the May to August 2020 round.

Each round, a few mentors for different projects select the same applicant as an intern. Sage facilitated discussions for 3 applicants this round.

This internship round will run at the same time as Google Summer of Code. Outreachy organizers had to coordinate with GSoC communities in cases where an Outreachy applicant applied to both Outreachy and GSoC. Sage facilitated discussions for 5 applicants this round.

Fundraising

Sage also contacted Outreachy sponsors. One sponsor said they could not donate this round because of economic uncertainty. Another sponsor did not respond to emails. Four additional sponsors did agree to provide funding.

Development

A few hours was spent on updating the final application reminder email to include a link to our COVID-19 policy changes blog post.

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