Outreachy Winter 2016 Projects/Participants Announced
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 20 November 2016 at 08:30 AM EST. 24 Comments
The accepted participants and their projects for the Outreachy Winter 2016 session were announced earlier this month for helping females and other under-represented groups engage in free software development.

For those that didn't read or don't recall the earlier coverage, for this winter 2016 session it was open for applications to "(i) you are a resident or national of any country or region other than Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, or Sudan and identify as a woman (cis or trans), trans man, or genderqueer person (including genderfluid or genderfree) or (ii) you are a resident or national of the United States of any gender who is Black/African American, Hispanic/[email protected], American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander."

Accepted participants and their projects can be found on this GNOME.org Wiki page.

Work over the winter includes reproducible builds in Debian, user-experience projects for Fedora, improved self-test coverage of FFmpeg, audio fingerprinting filters for FFMpeg, improved Chinese localizations for GNOME, nftables and IIO driver work on the Linux kernel, improving the Firefox Accounts and First-Run user experience, and more.
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