I created https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Blog/Drafts/Recent_improvements_in_the_Phabricator_project_management_tool by taking @mmodell's text, changing random geeky words into less geeky words, tweaking meanings into the opposite, and still keeping Mukunda listed as author. You're welcome.
And I failed to embed 'external' images (well, hosted on Phabricator).
Now... can we get this published on blog.wikimedia.org? *deer eyes*
Because soon it will be too late.
I think it's okay to email them early and tell them about the idea so that they know it exists. What you have is actually a really good starting point.
I might suggest framing the completed tasks in a slightly different way, so that the audience understands how each completed task benefits them. For each, I would add a sentence that explains what they can now do. For example: "We did X, which allows our community to now do Y."
Hi all! Thanks for pinging me on this. Mel has some great points above, and all I'd add is the intended audience for your post—do you want a public, Wikimedian, or Phabricator-familiar audience?
I assume it'll be somewhere within the latter two. :-)
When will you want this published?
Also, for the future: we have a pretty lightweight process charted out for Foundation posts, if that's helpful—but Meta is 100% fine if it's easier for you.
Yes, the latter two. I would say it's appropriate for the wikimedia community, broadly, and not just technical or phabricator familiar folks. We've already posted a previous version of this same info on the internal phabricator blog so most heavy users of Phabricator are already aware of the changes.
Great! Mel's comments above then are perfect. I think you'll want to use a framework that demonstrates how these changes will help community members, many of which will not be familiar with technical news or possibly even the existence of Phabricator.
(I assume this framework won't hold for every individual point, but it could be the overall theme!)