Outreachy/2014/May to August
- 1 GNOME Outreach Program For Women 2014
- 1.1 Mozilla Bug Wrangler (Desktop QA)
- 1.2 Mozilla Community Wiki Builder (Community Building Team)
- 1.3 Air Mozilla Web Designer/Developer (WebEngineering Team)
- 1.4 Communications
- 1.5 First Contribution(s)
GNOME Outreach Program For Women 2014
This page contains all the information about the opportunity with Mozilla for the Outreach Program for Women internship that will take place from May 19 through August 18, 2014. Please see the main program page for the general information about the program, such as timeline, background information, eligibility, requirements, and the application form.
Accepted project deadline will be March 31, 2014.
Accepted applicants will be announced on April 21, 2014 via the main program page.
We have (at least) three projects this year!
Mozilla Bug Wrangler (Desktop QA)
Mentor: Liz Henry
Help develop the Bugmasters community for Mozilla, working with Liz and the QA community champions team, to introduce new contributors to bugzilla.mozilla.org and bug triage for Desktop Firefox, Firefox for Android, and/or Firefox OS. The Bug Wrangler should be interested in reading, understanding, and triaging bugs, talking with other community members, and helping to run bug day events.
The wrangler will become familiar with the structure of a large open source project with a high volume of bugs reported from a wide-ranging assortment of developers, testers, and end users. It is a similar role to the earlier Wikimedia GNOME outreach position and last year's Mozilla Bug Wrangler job.
What you can do to get involved:
- Give this tutorial on bug triaging a try! http://www.tizianasellitto.it/trainingmontage/bugzilla-triage-tutorial.html
- Try to reproduce, or add good information, some of these bugs: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Bugmasters/Projects/Firefox_28 Please add firstname.lastname@example.org in the cc: field in the bugs you work on.
- say hello on irc, on #qa. (I'm "lizzard" on irc.) https://quality.mozilla.org/docs/misc/getting-started-with-irc/
Mozilla Community Wiki Builder (Community Building Team)
Mentor: Larissa Shapiro
Help build the growing Community Building Team at Mozilla. Our team seeks a flexible team player who likes hacking wikis, working with community on the ground, and developing relationships with lots of kinds of people. This community builder will learn what it takes to develop opportunities for contributors in a large open source project, both from the perspective of teams and from the view of new contributors.
Potential projects include: developing the Mozilla Wiki, working on dashboards and data around contribution to the project, and less technical but equally important projects such as building resources around how we recognize contributors to the project, and more.
To get started:
- join the #cbt channel on the Mozilla IRC server
- signup for Mozillians, Bugzilla, and wiki.mozilla.org accounts
- build a wiki.mozilla.org user page
- visit the https://wiki.mozilla.org/Contribute/ area to learn more about what Community Builders are doing and https://wiki.mozilla.org/Contribute/Education/Wiki_Working_Group to learn what the wiki working group is doing in particular.
Air Mozilla Web Designer/Developer (WebEngineering Team)
Mentor: Peter Bengtsson
Help make Air Mozilla beautiful, engaging and loved.
We have added lots of useful features to Air Mozilla in the last two years, since it was migrated out of being a simply Wordpress blog, but the look and user interface has received very limited attention. And admittedly, many times the accessibility has been a mere afterthought. Now's a chance to either entirely rewrite how Air Mozilla looks or make incremental changes to the pages that matter the most.
Air Mozilla is similar to YouTube in that it's a browsable and searchable index of videos but we want it to be so much more. For example, how do you make it welcoming to work on the content in a collaborative way rather than just one person uploading her own video and typing in its metadata.
What you can do to get involved:
- Download and setup the Air Mozilla application from the source repository. Tip: Use the README instructions
- As you work through the setup process, note any problems and file a bug for any issues you find
- Try to determine how to solve the problem (for example: update the documentation, or patch the code) and note that in the bug you've filed.
- #opw on irc.mozilla.org (please ping selenamarie or Larissa with questions so we know you're there)
Contact us on IRC! For more information on getting on IRC, check out this tutorial
Larissa Shapiro (Contributor Development, Community Building Team)
- Larissa on IRC
Liz Henry (Bugmaster, QA Team)
- lizzard on IRC
Peter Bengtsson (Web Developer, WebEngineering Team)
- peterbe on IRC
Selena Deckelmann (Data Architect, WebEngineering Team)
- selenamarie on IRC
Start with these two
General Mozilla Contributions
- This portal will help you find out about all sorts of ways to contribute, based on the time you have available