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Outreachy Application Template

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(This template is for students applying to code outreach programs with Public Lab. Use this link to start writing a post:,outreachy,outreachy-2019,outreachy-2019-proposals You can delete this line once you've started filling it out.)

About me

Tell us about yourself!

Affiliation (optional - organization/school)

Location: (optional - generally where you are in the world)

Project description

Here, you don't have to have a complete proposal when you begin. Just tell us some of your ideas and we'll help you refine it into a full proposal gradually!

Abstract/summary (<20 words):


What problem(s) does your project solve?


Break your project up into small projects -- one per week!

See this page for guidance on breaking your plan up into small, self-contained parts:


What resources will you need: people, documentation, literature, sample data, hardware if applicable

First-time contribution

_Have you looked over our welcome page and are you familiar with how to make your first contribution? Have you already made it? We're eager to see that you've had a good experience making a small initial contribution to our site. Please check out our welcoming page: _

And paste in links to your initial contributions here so we can see!


Tell us how you've learned about writing software; what languages you've been learning, if you've worked on other projects, links to GitHub or other code repositories or samples.


Describe teams you've worked with before, whether open or closed source, and in what capacity you participated.


What about our projects, and Public Lab, interests you? What are you passionate about? Open science, environmental justice?


Whom do you want your work to help? We especially appreciate proposals which make technologies and techniques more welcoming and friendly to those who've often been excluded.