Standard Outreachy Questions
Name : Rachael Hobbs
Email Address : firstname.lastname@example.org
IRC Nick : rahobbs
Web Page / Blog / Microblog : http://www.rahobbs.com, @rahobbs
Location : New York City
Education completed or in progress (i.e., university, major/concentration, degree level, and graduation year) : NC State University, BS Environmental Technology completed 2010
How did you hear about this program? : Devchix mailing list
Are you applying for Google Summer of Code and, if so, with what organization(s)? : No
Please describe your experience with Debian as a user and as a contributor (Please include the information about the required contribution you made to the project you are interested in here) : I have been in touch with the mentor for this project and am working on the Warm Up tasks listed at https://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode2015/Projects/AutoConfigWebApps/WarmUpTasks.
Please describe your experience with any other FOSS projects as a user and as a contributor : I’ve used FOSS quite a bit as a linux user and someone learning development. This will be my first time really contributing outside of reporting issues.
Please describe any relevant projects that you have worked on previously and what knowledge you gained from working on them (include links) : So far I have worked mostly on small personal projects, some of which are listed at github.com/rahobbs. I have some experience with web development, with some Python and Ruby.
What project(s) are you interested in (these can be in the same or different organizations)? : Automated configuration of packaged web applications
Who is a possible mentor for the project you are most interested in? : Antonio Terceiro - email@example.com, terceiro on IRC
Please describe the details and the timeline of the work you plan to accomplish on the project you are most interested in (discuss these first with the mentor of the project) : Still discussing this with the mentor, but the end goal of this project is to improve upon an existing debian configuration tool for web apps and add support for 2-3 popular web applications.
Will you have any other time commitments, such as school work, another job, planned vacation, etc., between May 25 - August 25, 2015?: No other commitments expected.
Additional Debian Questions
Background: something about yourself: technical skills, experience, etc. Who are you? : My background in the environmental sciences led to a position providing software support for environmental database management software. My technical skills are self taught, and I'm hoping to gain experience to help in transitioning to a more technical role.
Why Debian? Why are you choosing Debian? What attracts you about Debian? : I'm a fan of linux and FOSS in general, though most of my experience is with other distributions. I'd love the opportunity to grow my skill set while contributing to an open source project, especially working on tools that have the potential to reach so many people.
Are you applying for other projects in Outreachy? Note that letting us know about this does not impact your chances of acceptance or rejection with us; we ask this because it helps us to resolve deduplications wherein an applicant is accepted for multiple projects : No