Summary of what happened in day 1 and all activities done during the event;
- @Flixtey did a presentation on an overview of the Wikimedia movement and volunteer opportunities.
- Participants learned about Phabricator, Git/Github, Technical Areas in the Wikimedia movement, Introduction to IRC and made known of the programming languages used to build MediaWiki.
- We created an IRC channel for developers in Africa (#wiki-dev-africa) where all developers in Africa will come together and collaborate on projects.
- The IRC channel was registered and will be used for follow up and subsequent trainings.
- Participants during the event joined and introduced themselves in the #wikimedia-dev channel.
- Many participants were interested in hacking mediawiki core and contributing in building APIs and very few on building mobile apps.
- Participants have started dropping their emails on an etherpad here: https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/Wikimedia_Devs_Ghana. @Rfarrand this is for you :). The list will keep building as they put in their emails.
- Pictures taken will be uploaded to commons and the link will be put there.
- A one on one talk with the participants after the event goes by;
- Participants mentioned they learnt a lot of new skills and tools that they never knew anything about.
- The event is exciting and willing to get more people to contribute to the movement etc..
- After day 2 (tomorrow), a one-on-one discussion (short interview) will be done to the participants (if not all, some), and feedbacks will be jotted down and shared.
- As at today, we have 98 members in the African Wikimedia Developers mailing list.
All in all, Day 1 was very successful as we did more than we we planned for (all the prerequisites - phabricator, git/github, discussion on technical areas, irc, overview of wikimedia projects etc...) and will focus on hacking on MediaWiki itself and building extensions.