Hi Reader!

The best reason to start a blog is participating in Outreachy program 🙂

In my first post I’d like to give you some insight about the program and the project I’ll be working on.


Outreachy program is a welcoming link that connects newcomers with people working in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).

GNOME and a number of FOSS organizations are offering paid, remote, mentored Outreachy internships. These internships are open internationally to all women, trans men, and genderqueer people, as well as to U.S. residents who belong to racial minority groups.

The internships activities are not limited to programming. They also include UX design, documentation, marketing, translation and other types of tasks needed to sustain a FOSS project.

There are two rounds during a year starting in December and May. Participants work remotely for three months and are asked to blog at least once every two weeks about their work.

Find out more about Outreachy here.


GNOME is an innovative free software desktop that is distributed with many free operating systems.

I’ll be working on the usability testing project under the mentorship of Jim Hall. Together with two other interns and with help of GNOME Design team we will work on making improvements in usability of GNOME and its applications.

I’ll keep you updated on the progress we make and share new things that I learn throughout the internship through posts on this blog.

Stay current!


One thought on “Hi Reader!

  1. Hey Diana! I am one of your fellow interns for the usability testing project. Just wanted to say hi and that I’m excited to work on this project together. My irc nick is my name, ciarrai, so look for me in the GNOME irc channels if you want to chat.


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