- Identification of an owner for this hackathon area and this task.
- Identification of possible hackathon projects. Any suggestions from the Community Wishlist Survey 2015? Any popular requests in Phabricator? Based on last year's experience, we want to promote projects with clear community interest and good chances of ending with features deployed.
- Identification of local developer groups and individuals that could contribute to these projects and should be invited. Based on last year's experience, we should put an emphasis in building longer term relationships beyond the event.
- Promotion of these projects asap, in order to sync local outreach and travel sponsorship.
|Duplicate||Qgil||T125545 Phabricator Q&A session for Community Liaisons|
|Resolved||Qgil||T116025 Goal: Align Community Liaison and Developer Relations project management practices|
|Resolved||Qgil||T119387 Community Liaison and Developer Relation quarterly goals for January - March 2016|
|Resolved||Chen_WMIL||T120828 Open registration for Wikimedia Hackathon 2016|
|Resolved||Qgil||T119703 Goal: Connect the priorities of the Community Wishlist and other tech priorities with the Wikimedia Hackathon 2016|
|Resolved||Qgil||T119694 Engaging developer communities for the Wikimedia Hackathon 2016|
|Declined||None||T123199 Mobile apps priorities at for the Wikimedia Hackathon 2016|
I think there's a lot of interesting uncharted territory that can be covered at this event, specifically involving better integration with Wikidata, as well as new directions in microcontributions.
Here are a few existing tasks that would be ripe for the picking (some of greater scope than others):
Since sending WMF mobile developers is kind of tied to local mobile developers registering to the event, why don't we set a goal and a deadline? Something like 10 iOS devs by Feb 15 in order to send our iOS devs (and the same for Android).
Also, are there known mobile contributors that you would like to invite? We cannot promise travel sponsorship to anyone beforehand, but having the endorsement of the Mobile Apps team would be a strong plus for being sponsored.
In the case of approximately two engineers who in their day jobs focus on Android (@Dbrant & @Mholloway, who also do a touch of web), we have sufficient coverage.@KHammerstein is potentially interested, she's worked across UX for all Reading products, but we'll need to circle with @Nirzar and her.
I don't think we need to aim quite so high on iOS, but getting a basic sense in the next week or two would be helpful - we need to get things scheduled for travel sooner; 6 weeks is cutting it a little too tight for me, even if it's sending just one iOS developer (that's all we'd likely send, not more). @Matanya, do you have a sense of whether there are iOS apps type people going to the Hackathon?
In terms of immediately obvious groups for iOS in addition to (or already considered) what @Matanya might know, I've heard that Wikiwand is located in Israel. @Matanya or @Qgil do you have any read here for availability of Wikiwand or others interested in iOS app hacking?