December 7, 2019 • ☕️ 2 min read
Hello everyone, my name is Sonia 👱♀️,and I have been selected as an intern at Mozilla Firefox 🦊. I am working on the project “Prototype an in-browser mechanism to report Web Compatibility issues” under the mentorship of Dennis Schubert and Mike Taylor and Thomas Wisniewski.
Mozilla’s Web Compatibility team collects reports about sites that work in one browser but don’t correctly work in other browsers.
This task includes adopting the existing UX/UI concepts for the new web reporting form to fit the in-browser reporter, coming up with solutions for interactions exclusive to the reporter component, and implementing these ideas as a WebExtension to be possibly embedded into Firefox 🦊.
Outreachy provides three-month internships to work in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Outreachy internships are open to applicants around the world and the interns work remotely.
You can find more detailed information on their website, here.
The first step you have to do is create an account here and fill up some information about you, time commitment 🕔, experience you have faced being in the tech industry 💻 and, respond as openly as you feel comfortable. Then, you will receive a confirmation email within a week or two if you can keep up the application process.
Once an initial application is approved, you have to pick the projects you want to work on. Many projects sound interesting 🤔 and we may want to join them all, but we will not have enough time. Give yourself some criteria for choosing projects, then pick 1–2 most potential projects and start making contributions to them. Sounds interesting 😉?
Dennis says: If you have any questions, make yourself heard, and keep in mind there are no stupid questions 🙂
You need to set your own deadlines, make progress towards the projects and create a final application.
It was an adventurous experience applying for this internship, and it’s pretty cool seeing what is behind Firefox, and the feeling of having some patches landed.
There will be three months ahead and am so excited about it. Thanks Outreachy for giving me this opportunity and I’ll do my best 😋
If you have any questions, feel free to ping me.
Hi 👋🏻, My name is Sonia, studying Information Technology from Panjab University, India. I am an Open Source enthusiast and passionate about about browsers, web-compatibility, developer tooling and developer communities. Recently, I finished my internship with Embark Studios on a new platform for gamemaking. I was the CNCF 2020 Intern at Thanos, and spent the winter of 2019 working with web-compatibility team of Mozilla as an Outreachy Intern. I also love to travel, teach, and speak about open source 👩🏻💻