Women's summer internship with the Twisted Python open source project

Itamar Turner-Trauring writes:

Superior technologyWhat: USD $5000 full-time summer internship with the Twisted Python open source project
Who: This internship is open to all women, including students and non-students
When: May – August 2012, applications close April 6th
Apply at: http://twistedmatrix.com/trac/wiki/WomenOutreach2012

Questions? Say hello at women-outreach@sfconservancy.org

The Twisted project and its non-profit home the Software Freedom Conservancy have partnered with the GNOME Outreach Program for Women to fund an internship for one woman to spend the summer participating in and contributing to Twisted, while being mentored by Jessica McKellar. Jessica is a long-time Twisted contributor as well as a software engineer and Python community organizer, including the Boston Python Workshops for women.

PyCon 2012 sprintTwisted is an event-driven networking engine written in Python. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what goes on under the hood when you browse the web, send an e-mail, or use an instant messaging service, as Twisted supports all of these networking protocols. Twisted development involves in-depth code reviews and complete unit test coverage, so it’s a great way to improve your technical skills for both beginners and experts. Twisted is used by companies like Google and Apple, by open source projects, and even to provide dynamic monitoring of a rural electrification project in sub-Saharan Africa. You can learn about some of Twisted’s users at our success stories page.

Entertaining metricsThis internship is appropriate for any level of open source experience. If you have worked on an open source project before, great! If not, we’ll help you learn the development and communication tools we use as part of the internship. Some Python experience is a prerequisite, and a small initial contribution to Twisted is a part of applying (if this sounds intimidating, don’t worry! We’ll help you pick a task to complete and you’ll have lots of support as you work through submitting your first patch.) Please check out the full project description and apply today!

Got open tech and culture news to share with women in the Ada Initiative’s community? Email share@adainitiative.org. The Geek Feminism wiki has further outreach channels for women in open source.