I completed an Outreachy internship with GNOME some months ago. I shared my experiences in a previous post. You can always go back and read. The months that followed have been full of activity. In July, I attended an open source conference for the first time and shared my experience. The GNOME Users and Developers European Conference, commonly known as GUADEC, is GNOME’s most prestigious and widely attended annual conference. This year, the event was hybrid, and I participated in the lightning talks to showcase my internship project.
A few days after the conference, I was offered another open source internship (Coding Experience) with Igalia. I first came across this opportunity through my blog on seeking for career opportunities. Special thanks to Paul Wise for leaving the link to the FOSS job website (https://www.fossjobs.net/) in their comment and Philip and those on the FOSS job GNOME matrix channel for sharing this opportunity.
At Igalia I work on improving on the user experience of Cog and other WPE-Webkit related tasks. I have to say that working there is challenging and interesting at the same time. The team and work culture is good, and I’m always learning something. The Coding Experience is flexible, and I can schedule the tasks to suite my availability . Overall, I am learning to be very independent. I work with friendly people at Igalia – my mentor Chris Lord, Adrian (on the Cog project), just to mention a few.
In the weeks that follow, I will be sharing some of what I have been up to at Igalia. Thanks for reading.