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Planning activities to start the African Wikimedia Devs program (in Ghana)
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African Wikimedia Developers is a project which seeks to start a developer community on the African continent and to encourage more developers to volunteer for the Wikimedia Foundation. Our mission is to create an enabling ecosystem for developers who are willing to learn and build new skills in the open space through volunteering as developers for the Wikimedia Foundation.

Phase 1 of the project starts off in Ghana and Felix is doing the ground work and community engagement. Below is a list of planning activities for the project;

  • Come up with a program for the event (template) to be used to carry out the training.
  • Create social media for the project in order to reach a vast majority of persons. This will make known the project to more users across the internet and the entire continent. Social media such as Facebook, Twitter etc...
  • Create mailing list for the project on lists.wikimedia.org to follow up with new and existing developers to build an even more strong community.
  • Community engagements to announce and make known of this project to various mailing lists, social media and other forums to create awareness and get people to participate in program. Also, advertising the first event in Ghana.

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Please edit the task summary to summarize what is "the project / program" - thanks!

xSavitar renamed this task from Planning activities and ground work to kick start the project / program to Planning activities and ground work to kick start the African Wikimedia Developers program.Jun 4 2017, 6:34 PM
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xSavitar renamed this task from Planning activities and ground work to kick start the African Wikimedia Developers program to Planning activities to start the African Wikimedia Devs program (in Ghana).Jun 17 2017, 5:06 PM

The planning phase of the project is completely done now, and Accra is ready to host the event!

The planning phase of the project is completely done now, and Accra is ready to host the event!

Thanks for the great work @Flixtey. :)