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Outreachy poster

Debian is participating in the 10th Round of Outreachy.

NOTE: we are also partcipating in Round 9


Debian has been encouraging women to increase their engagement in the free software community for many years. We strongly believe this is a win-win situation for women (who open up new opportunities for themselves through community networking) and the wider free software movement (who benefit from the untapped potential of talented female developers). Statistics show that although we have increased the number of women participants, we still have plenty of room to grow. With this initiative we hope more women will see opportunities to become involved in the Debian project.

For whom

Any woman who has not previously participated in Outreachy (formerly the GNOME Outreach Program for Women) or Google Summer of Code and is not yet a Debian Developer nor a Debian Maintainer. This program is open to anyone who was assigned female at birth and anyone who identifies as a woman, genderqueer, genderfluid, or genderfree regardless of gender presentation or assigned sex at birth. Additionally, as a pilot for expanding the program to people from more underrepresented groups, this round is open to all participants of the Ascend Project regardless of gender. There is no age restriction and you don't need to be a student to apply.


February 17

application period opens

March 3

Applications accepted at

February 17 - March 24

applicants need to get in touch with at least one project and make a contribution to it

March 24

application deadline at 7pm UTC

April 27

accepted participants announced on

May 25 - August 25

internship period

What to do

  1. Choose a project

  2. Make a small contribution.
    • Once you have chosen your project, contact its corresponding mentor and ask him/her what small contribution related to the project you could do.
  3. Send an application. To send your application for participating in a Debian project, you should:
    1. follow the instructions at the top of Applications (which will create a new page for you using the Application Template)

    2. email with a link to your application

Please, read more about this program here: and


NOTE: in the May-August session the projects are listed on the Google Summer of Code Projects page; you are welcome to apply for Outreachy with any of the project ideas listed on that page.

We ask all Outreachy applicants who are students and coders to also apply for Google Summer of Code. You can apply for both programs with the same project proposal. The program administrators will coordinate the selection process to ensure that we accept the top applicants through one of the programs.

Where to start

Debian is a huge project, so we have created a welcoming atmosphere:

Coordinators of the program:


See Applications