Firstly, what’s Outreachy?
Outreachy is a program that provides internships to work in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Outreachy internships are open to applicants around the world. Interns work remotely, and are not required to move. Interns are paid a stipend of $5,500 USD for the three month internship. Interns have a $500 USD travel stipend to attend conferences or events.
How did I get into it?
I was looking for a remote job (more on this in another blog) and
have been applying to many positions that I thought I would fit in. If
you have applied to jobs, you would know that this process is not very
forgiving. Most of the applications had no response, and some others
already had the positions filled (I don’t know why was the job listing
not taken down 😕).
During this process I was actively learning new things, mostly JS based since my basic stack is HTML-CSS-JS. So I was learning NodeJs, MongoDB, React to build up my skill-set and get better at what I want to do.