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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

GSoC Intern, OpenStack
Licentiate in Computer Science student next to graduate, FOSS passionate and tech in general enthusiast. Former OPW and GSoC intern. Eager to learn about new technologies. to contribute to different open-source projects and to get new people involved with open-source philosophy.
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Anne Gentle

Content Stacker, Rackspace
Anne Gentle has been a community documentation coordinator at Rackspace for OpenStack since September 2010. She serves on the OpenStack Technical Committee and consistently advocates for OpenStack users and contributors. Anne also coordinates efforts to connect OpenStack to the GNOME Outreach Program for Women.
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Anita Kuno

Open Cloud Developer, eNovance
Anita Kuno is one of the GNOME OPW interns. She worked with Iccha Sethi and has contributed code to glance, glanceclient, nova, novaclient, cinderclient, openstack-ci, and horizon. | She started working with eNovance as an Open Cloud Developer after completing her internship.
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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.
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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.

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