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Facebook Open Source introduces the MLH Fellowship Class of Spring 2021

Facebook Open Source is continuing to partner with GitHub and Major League Hacking (MLH) in 2021 on the MLH Fellowship program: a 12-week remote fellowship designed to host, mentor, and support developers hacking on open source projects.

For Facebook, investing in open source is a way to empower developers as well as broader communities of individuals and businesses. To that end, we’re thrilled to support MLH Fellowship’s global program which will help us invest in the next generation of open source developers.

The MLH Fellows working on Facebook Open Source technologies are developing alongside core contributors, building real solutions within the projects. The Fellows partner closely with Facebook engineers to have impact on the technologies on which Facebook is built.

We are excited to introduce the 11 MLH Fellows whom we are collaborating with this year!

Docusaurus Contributors

https://docusaurus.io/
A tool to maintain Open Source documentation websites.

Lisa Chandra

Indira Ghandi Delhi technical University for Women - Computer Science

“I believe this to be one of the greatest opportunities to learn and grow in this field.”

Steven Hansel

Universitas Bina Nusantara - Computer Engineering

“I want to learn how to contribute to the open source community by creating impactful projects.”

Samuel Adjei

University of Ghana - Computer Science & Software Engineering

“For me I have always wanted to become a part of something bigger than myself.[In] the Tech space it has mostly been about contributing to open source and helping others get into coding by making it easier.”

Pysa Contributors

https://pyre-check.org/docs/pysa-basics/
Python Static Analysis for Security

Sarthak Khattar

Delhi Technological University - Bachelor of Technology

“I have always been fascinated by the world of open source as working on large collaborative projects is what I greatly enjoy…”

Saydolimkhon A.

Vanderbilt University - Mathematics & Computer Science

“I am excited to pair-program, brainstorm, and have fun with passionate students in my fellowship pod.”

Grace Gao

University of Waterloo - Software Engineering

“The MLH Fellowship opened up a lot of new possibilities for growth and I’m really grateful to have been part of a community that’s always inspiring me to ‘level up.’”

VISSL Contributors

https://vissl.ai/
A library for state-of-the-art self-supervised learning

Aanand Kainth

UC Santa Cruz - Computer Science

“I’d like to be able to apply my skills to new domains and learn about writing coupled business logic.”

Grace Omotoso

University of Lagos - Master of Information Technology

“I am a lifelong learner and… think this fellowship will help me fulfill my dream of getting back into the Software Industry.”

WebXR Contributors

https://www.w3.org/TR/webxr/
A JavaScript API enabling applications to interact with virtual reality devices in a web browser.

Zhixiang Teoh

University of Michigan - Computer Science

“For the Fellowship, I am coding something fun, new, and different, and that I know is for the open source community.”

Soham Parekh

Dwarkadas J. Sanghvi College of Engineering - Computer Engineering

“I have discovered that the best way to get better at software development is to not only practice it but to use it to solve real world problems.”

CrypTen Contributors

https://github.com/facebookresearch/CrypTen
A secure tensor computation library for Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning.

Scott Sunarto

Diablo Valley College - Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

“I would love to share the joy of blockchain development and demonstrate how cool the technology can be!”

We are excited to see our Fellows’ contributions this Spring.

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