Drinking from the firehose! Starting the Outreachy internship

Since my last post, it’s been a great start to the internship. I was really lucky to be invited to the Mozilla All Hands meeting in Orlando for the whole of my first week. All Hands is a biannual meeting that brings together all 1200 Mozilla staff from around the world. I was really pleased to be able to meet 3 other interns from Mozilla who were also there and was pleasantly surprised to find out that two of them had children and were returning to tech after having a career break. It was really nice to be able to speak to other interns and realise that we had the same backgrounds of taking non-traditional routes into tech, similar worries and act as a support network for each other. This continues on a day-to-day basis for the whole of the Outreachy winter cohort in the Zulip channel, where we can message and chat between ourselves, mentors and Outreachy team.

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You should definitely apply for Outreachy!

I’m really pleased to be sharing my experience as an Outreachy intern for the Winter 2018/19 round. I have learnt a great deal just from applying for the internship, so I’m looking forward to working on my project for the next 3 months and am particularly excited to be working at Mozilla.

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