Community Landing Page

You can see prior landing pages by following the organization landing page links on the Round 14 page. The Fedora landing page is a particularly good example.

Your landing page should include the following sections. Some sections may be written by the Outreachy community coordinator, and some will be written by mentors. Mentors and coordinators should work together to have a coheasive presence for interns.

Community Introduction

Make sure to have a description of your open source community. Assume your audience has a few years experience as a programmer, but has never heard of your project before. Why is it interesting to you?

You'll also need to document information for newcomers to your community:

Mentored Projects

Each landing page needs a list of mentored projects. It is not acceptable to say interns will just need to pick a feature from the bug tracker; instead you need to provide guidance on what tasks are good ones to tackle. Coordinators should encourage and work with their community's Outreachy mentors to define the project for their internship. Make sure mentors document the following about their project:

Additional Applicant Questions

Some communities want interns to answer additional questions beyond the standard application (see the Application page). If you have additional questions you need them to answer, put those on your landing page.

Landing Page Language Tips

Please avoid duplicating information that can be found on this website. In particular, don't duplicate the application form. If you have any questions applicants need to answer in addition to the standard ones, only list those questions.

Don't use the term "student" for Outreachy participants. Outreachy is open to anyone over 18 who meets our eligibility requirements, and while we often get students participating, we also get people who are in the middle of switching careers. Use "newcomer", "person/people", "applicant", "participant", or "intern" instead.

Please avoid using gender-specific language in your page. Outreachy is open internationally to cis and trans women, but it is also open to trans men, gender queer folks (who often have varied pronouns), and men of color in the United States. We try to make our language as inclusive as possible to avoid erasing anyone's contribution to the program. If you want to talk about how you want to increase diversity in your community, a good description is "people traditionally underrepresented in tech" with a link to our eligibility requirements. Please use "they/them" pronouns where ever possible (and yes, they can be both singular and plural).

Don't use "Summer" and "Winter" to designate the rounds. Since Outreachy is open internationally, "summer" and "winter" are different times of the year in different hemispheres. Use "May" and "December".

"Outreachy" and "Round 14" or "May 2017" can be a part of the page URL. If your organization is participating in Google Summer of Code, you can just link to your Google Summer of Code ideas page for all the coding project ideas.