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Tabular Data is now available on Wikimedia project. As part of the Q2 goals we want to announce its availability to use in projects.

The plan:

  • @Yurik will write up a technical description of the feature for the discovery-l, wikitech-l and maps-l mailing list
  • @CKoerner_WMF will draft a blog post and work with the team and Comms for publishing

Points to cover:

If the response is strong we might even write up a Village Pump (Technical where available) post to share.

The related Maps Data functionality will be mentioned, but highlighted in a future communication.

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptDec 16 2016, 10:12 PM
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We are wrapping up this quarter (there are barely five working days left). It is a very interesting task for the next quarter.

debt added a comment.EditedDec 21 2016, 4:16 PM

There has been a announcement about map and tabular data by Susanna on Facebook on Dec 20, 2016:

One of the concerns raised there is the limit of 2MB for data - that limitation probably needs to be part of the 'official' announcement (T153878), as well as the fact that the data is required to be CC0.

CKoerner_WMF updated the task description. (Show Details)Dec 21 2016, 7:11 PM
debt moved this task from Backlog to In progress on the Maps-Sprint board.
K4-713 added a subscriber: K4-713.Dec 22 2016, 10:26 PM

I suspect very strongly that the plan was not followed for the email announcement that went out today. What happened?

@K4-713, per the task description, the plan was followed, but I regrettably forgot to stop calling it "structured data" in my communication, and I apologize for that.

@Yurik has shared this with the announcement with the mailing lists:

Chris, I have updated a number of my demos in that mailing list - lets use them, instead of the ones you have above in the description. Thanks!

debt moved this task from In progress to Done on the Maps-Sprint board.Jan 3 2017, 8:59 PM

Moving this to done, as I think everything has been accomplished.

Yurik added a comment.Jan 3 2017, 9:01 PM

I feel we only announced it to enwiki,ruwiki,and commons. Communities such as Wikivoyage and many other languages wouldn't have heard about it. How can we approach them?

debt added a comment.Jan 3 2017, 9:49 PM

It did go out to wikitech-l, @Yurik. Were you thinking of another email listing we should send the message to?

Yurik added a comment.Jan 3 2017, 10:48 PM

Not the listing, I think at some point we may want to publish it on the tech portals.

@CKoerner_WMF will draft a blog post and work with the team and Comms for publishing

Here's a first draft to review. Please provide feedback and we can reach out to Comms after (during?) All-hands to get their recommendations.

Johan added a subscriber: Johan.Jan 5 2017, 10:52 PM

It's been included in the current Tech News draft.

Yurik added a comment.Jan 5 2017, 10:58 PM

@Johan, could you link to it, so we can possibly correct things, and/or add images or even include graphs (on wikis that have them)

Johan added a comment.Jan 5 2017, 11:01 PM

It's two sentences and was mainly written by @CKoerner_WMF (though edited by me), so shouldn't be too much room for mistakes. (: Basically it's just, as is normal for Tech News, "this thing exists" with a link to your email to wikitech-l.

debt moved this task from Done to In progress on the Maps-Sprint board.Jan 5 2017, 11:09 PM

moving this back to in progress, since it still *is* still in progress. :)

There are questions about whether we really want to announce this if we cannot support it for organisational reasons.

Deskana closed this task as Resolved.Jan 20 2017, 9:57 PM

There've already been announcements to mailing lists like wikitech-l and discovery, and @CKoerner_WMF and I think that is sufficient for this feature. We consider this resolved.

Qgil awarded a token.Jan 23 2017, 1:39 PM