Debian outreach internships

Mattia Rizzolo mattia at
Sun Sep 25 14:20:56 UTC 2016

I'm not sure why the Reply-To header pointed to the list only, but afaik
you are not subscribed, so I'll keep your address in the recipients.

Also, you wrote to me privately the day before, but as public
discussions are always better, I reply only to this :)

On Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 06:09:35PM +0300, joannah nanjekye wrote:
> My name is joannah from Uganda,Africa.I am an aeronautical engineering
> student at the east African school of aviation.
> I want to apply to Debian for the round 13 outreach internships.

sure, welcome! \o/

> Iam curious
> and love learning things that a few people can master.

great thing that you love learning new things, but I really don't
consider our work as something "few people can master", really ;)

> I want to contribute to reproducible builds during the internship with a
> strong interest on diffoscope but I am very flexible.

that's great!
 * why did you chose Debian between all the organizations?
 * do you have any experience with concurrent programming?  A long
   wanted feature of diffoscope for which we only have a working PoC (if
   I understood correctly it status) is parallel diffoscope, and I'm
   eagerly looking for anybody able to continue that work…

> Kindly advise on how I can get started contributing as I apply for the
> outreach internship.

Given that you throw yourself over diffoscope, I'd say a first step for
you could be to pick a bug ( and
try to fix it.  Or, try the program and sends us any kind of

For any question, you can ask in this mailing list
(reproducible-builds at, in the diffoscope ML
(diffoscope at, or on IRC
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Thank you!

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