Outreachy software projects are for people who are underrepresented and this organization encourages them by providing three-month paid internships for those who meet the requirements.
All projects in the Outreachy are open source projects, and their experienced mentors work with interns. These internships help interns with many skills that provide them with job opportunities in the tech industry. As a result of this more underrepresented people can participate and become financially independent.
I feel very fortunate and proud to be contributing to the Wiki Education dashboard project because this is open to everyone around the world who wants to learn or teach. As my project is part of the Wiki Education dashboard, it has been exciting to work every day thinking that I am part of the solution to educate people who are interested in learning and those who want to share their learning.
In the past month, I have learned Redux architecture to store data and use it in the React components. I also learned Ruby on Rails and haml files as this is required to convert haml files to React.
Creating the data in the JSON file was quite challenging because the code uses Ruby on Rails and haml, which I did not have a good understanding before. I spent nearly two weeks to understand and then implement successfully.