It has been over two months into my internship at Wikimedia foundations under the Outreachy program. I have written some blog posts about the internship here. I'm really excited about the journey so far. There has been a lot of learning, building stuff, and experiences. Before starting to contribute to open source projects, I had the imposter syndrome whereby, I felt like because I didn't know much, I would fail and be probably be ousted but to my surprise, open-source communities are one of the most patient and tolerant communities I have ever come across! My mentors have been so supportive during this journey and I'm really grateful for that.
The internship will be ending in a few weeks and the question that I'm asking myself right now is, what is next? I have thought about this and I have come to the conclusion that I need to get a job or internship as I continue to make contributions to Wikimedia foundations after the internship. I will be taking the following steps when the internship ended;
- Go on a vacation for a week or two
- Update my Resume
- Update my Linkedin
- Apply for jobs
- Network by joining active community groups or job opportunities mailing groups.
- Test automation using Microsoft playwright
- Continuous integration using Github actions With these skills and experiences, I'm open to remote roles with Frontend and Test automation full-time/part-time job opportunities or internships.
Moving forward, I do plan to continue learning more about test automation and test automation frameworks like WebdriverIO, Puppeteer, and Cypress.