Summer of Nix

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2021-05-29 10:00:04

A two month train and work program from August 2nd to October 15th 2021 - great for anyone who wants to rapidly increase their Nix skills while doing useful work.

The Summer of Nix is a two month train & work project that will take place between August 2nd to October 15th 2021. It is made for anyone who wants to rapidly increase their Nix skills while doing useful work for the Nix and the wider FOSS community - all of this together in a remote team and getting paid a nice stipend. After the program, there will be opportunities for continued work as paid freelance contractor with the NixOS foundation.

The program is funded via the European Comission's Next Generation Internet Initiative and organized by members of the core Nix development team, the NixOS foundation, the NLnet foundation and Tweag. The wider goal is to establish Nix as one of the principal platforms for free and open source software. Concretely, this means packaging many free and open programs, and improving the general packaging situation in Nix. The program is set up to train up to 30 participants to become at ease in the Nix ecosystem and to deliver as many packages as possible from a list of strategic projects.

This program is great for students, professionals or passionates who can spend the time over summer to rapidly increase their Nix skills while doing useful, paid work. What we need from you is commitment, motivation for two months of full time work and basic Nix knowledge. You should know what a nix shell is, the basics of nixpkgs and the language, as explained in the nix pills tutorials, for example. Of course, also a reasonably fast computer and internet connection is required although we might be able to provide some cloud infrastructure.

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