Looking for mentors and projects for Outreachy (Sept 23 deadline)

Hello LLVM developers! This is kinda a last minute request… and most likely too tight of a timeline. I thought I would check anyways.

I’m looking for a projects and mentors for Outreachy. The deadline to submit the project is September 23 (yikes, yes) .

Outreachy (https://www.outreachy.org ) is an internship program with a goal to increase diversity in open source. Internships are 3 months long (December to March) , remote, and pay a stipend. Interns work with experienced mentors from open source communities, such as LLVM. Outreachy projects may include "programming, user experience, documentation, illustration, graphical design, data science, project marketing, user advocacy, or community event planning.” Outreachy invites the following applicants (quoting from their website):

"Outreachy expressly invites women (both cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people to apply. We also expressly invite applications from residents and nationals of the United States of any gender who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander.

Anyone who faces under-representation, systemic bias, or discrimination in the technology industry of their country is invited to apply."

The LLVM Foundation will sponsor one or more internships through Outreachy and we are looking for mentors with project ideas . If you are interested in being a mentor, please send me an email. The timeline is a little tight as the deadline for mentors to submit project proposals is September 23 We will need at least 2 mentors. Mentor responsibilities are detailed here: Outreachy | Mentor FOSS interns - Outreachy

As many of you know, we have long participated in Google Summer of Code (GSOC) and had great success with the program. We will continue to participate with GSOC and this is not a replacement. Participation in Outreachy is another way to reach more contributors to LLVM. It also aligns with the LLVM Foundation’s program to increase diversity and inclusion within the LLVM project and the field of compilers and tools (https://community-dot-o.llvm.org ). Additionally, this is an opportunity for longer projects that no longer meet the criteria for GSOC to find an intern. GSOC recently modified their rules and decreased project length to 175 hours over 10 weeks, while Outreachy remains at 360-480 hours over a 12 week period.

I hope you will consider being a mentor! If you have any questions, please let me know.



Hello all! The deadline has been extended to October 6th. I would still love to get one more project for Outreachy (we currently have only one). Projects can really be anything including writing tutorials or documentation. In fact, having such projects would be very beneficial to bringing an intern onboard with less experience with compilers and be useful for future interns or individuals thinking about getting involved with the LLVM project.

Please let me know if you are interested in being a mentor and have a project idea.