Diversity strengthens a community. The Nextcloud Include initiative helps underrepresented groups to join the Nextcloud project, building an inclusive and diverse space where we collaborate and develop world class software.
We provide mentoring to people new to our community.
We sponsor the travel & accommodation to help people from underrepresented groups in opensource to join Nextcloud events.
We hire students from underrepresented groups to intern at Nextcloud GmbH.
Help to get started
There are many areas in Nextcloud you can get involved in. From technical tasks like building an app, design, coding on the front or back-end to translation and helping out on the forums.
We want to enable everyone to get involved and we recognize that the privileged nature of the tech community is an extra barrier for underrepresented groups. We hope to help lower that barrier by connecting you directly to somebody who wants to help you.
We have a number of people who are happy to help you get started!
The Nextcloud community meets regularly at big hackweeks or smaller ad-hoc ones all over Europe. We also host our yearly Nextcloud Conference and attend many events like FOSDEM and SCALE.
We want to support participants from underrepresented groups in Open Source to join these events by sponsoring part or the whole of their transportation and accomodation costs.
If you would like to join a Nextcloud event, let us know! We typically support 80% of the travel & hotel costs but we can accommodate you if that would not be sufficient. Don't hesitate to reach out and ask!
If you don't think you are part of an underrepresented group in Open Source and need travel support, please do not reach out here. You can read more about our community travel support program here.
Join Nextcloud GmbH
Nextcloud is always on the look-out for new talents and we'd like to give beginning developers, marketeers and sales people a chance to learn practical skills with us!
We encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply for these positions and to send their resume.
You can find open positions on our jobs page but please don't hesitate to send you resume if there is nothing that fits you - we just might not yet know we need you!
Here you can apply for mentorship, travel support or an internship with Nextcloud.
Please note that Nextcloud Include is focused on involving people from groups who are underrepresented in open source. It is not a general mentorship program. If you just need help getting started, check out our Contribution page at nextcloud.com/contribute
Your answers to the following questions will help us better understand how we can help you join our community.