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Outreachy poster

Debian is participating in the 14th Round of Outreachy.


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.

Thanks to the efforts of the program organizers, Outreachy has now been expanded to other underrepresented groups in the Free Software community, which is perfectly in line with Debian's Diversity Statement

For whom

From The main program page

Eligible participants must meet all the following requirements:


From The main schedule page

February 16

Application period opens :

February 16 - March 30

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

March 30

Application deadline at 4pm UTC

March 30 - April 28

Applicants are encouraged to continue making contributions for the project they applied for; submitted applications are open for editing

April 28

Accepted participants announced on

May 30 - August 30

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. Submit your application on the Outreachy website:

  4. Make sure you notify us that you have done so : email <outreach AT debian DOT org> and the mentors for your project with a link to your application

Please, read more about this program here: and


The project ideas are shared with SummerOfCode2017/Projects

Where to start

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

Coordinators of the program:


Will happen on the main program site at