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Tuesday, April 16 • 11:50am - 12:30pm
What Everyone Ought to Know about OpenStack Internships

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Charles Babbage's Difference Engine amazed Ada Lovelace with its unprecedented engineering feats just like OpenStack amazes people today. We have some stories to share about learning, exploring new territory and making new connections. This story is about newcomers working on OpenStack as interns. Three were in the GNOME Outreach Program for Women from January to March. One has been an intern twice at two different OpenStack companies.

For the Outreach Program for Women, three mentors worked with interns; one from the Image service (glance) project, one from the Dashboard (horizon) project, and one from the documentation project. For the company internships, mentors at the company worked with the intern. We want to share their stories so you can learn about our current OpenStack internships and future plans for such programs. We will talk about what they worked on while interning, what struggles they faced while learning everything about OpenStack, and where they want to go from here. We can provide metrics that show the impact of involving women in Open Source, and metrics about the impact these interns have on the projects. We want to describe the future vision for internship programs based on the lessons learned recently.

If you are an organization looking to hire OpenStack interns, or a potential intern seeking an internship, this session is for you. 


Laura Alves

Laura Alves is a Physics CS student and long-time FOSS user and supporter. Before joining OPW as an intern for OpenStack Documentation, she worked at private companies in areas like Technical / Infrastructure Support and Localization Engineering.
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Victoria Martínez de la Cruz

Software engineer at Red Hat, Red Hat
Victoria is a software developer at Red Hat and core member of Trove and Zaqar projects. She is a former GNOME Outreach Program for Women intern and Google Summer of Code intern. She is FOSS passionate and loves to help newcomers to get involved with OpenStack.
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Anne Gentle

Content Stacker, Rackspace
Anne Gentle works in open source projects with the OpenStack project at Rackspace, using open source techniques for API design and documentation. She is responsible for ensuring the docs.openstack.org site contains relevant and accurate documentation for 20 projects written in Python across 130 git repositories. She advocates for cloud users and administrators by providing accurate technical information to increase OpenStack adoption as a cloud... Read More →
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Julie Pichon

Software Engineer, Red Hat
Julie Pichon is a developer at Red Hat and works on Horizon, the web dashboard for OpenStack. She is a core member of Horizon and mentored an intern in the project as part of the GNOME Outreach Program for Women. A big open-source supporter, she likes to get involved in projects aiming to help newcomers get started contributing to open-source.

Iccha Sethi

Software Developer, Rackspace
Iccha is a software developer at Rackspace and a core member of Glance, OpenStack. She is an advocate for open source and has been a mentor for OpenStack in the FOSS GNOME Outreach Program for Women.

Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:50am - 12:30pm
A106 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

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