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The open-source movement has shown that being able to showcase your contributions as a proof of your skill and/or dedication is a powerful motivation for participating. A similar incentive for Wikipedia would be a powerful force to draw new editors to the project and allow existing editors to spend more time on it without harming their career; unfortunately, due to the highly collaborative nature of Wikipedia, the value of one's participation is hard to measure for an outsider, which makes it very hard for contributors to take credit for value added to Wikipedia.

This is a hard problem that needs to be tackled gradually over time. A good first step would be the creation of a contribution summarizing tool which (unlike the existing ones that focus on statistics and are hard to interpret for someone not familiar with Wikipedia editing) highlights contributions in an easy-to-understand manner. To do that,

  • come up with a set of achievements which are programmatically measurable and easy to interpret (e.g. user is the primary author of an article that has been featured, or has gotten a high number of views; has created N high-quality articles over some period of time; has started N important articles in a given topic; is in the top 1% of users by editcount)
  • write a Toolforge tool for measuring them for a given user
  • add a cache layer as the previous step will probably be expensive
  • write a nice frontend for displaying them (probably some kind of contribution timeline; see e.g. Github contributor activity or Stackoverflow developer stories)
  • write an API so that other tools can fetch and use the data
  • maybe provide some sort of opt-in for making it public (OAuth, or freeride on the opt-in methods other edit counters use) to avoid people being negatively affected by how information is presented about them
  • bonus: provide an UI for the user to customize the information presented about them (e.g. select which articles to showcase)

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Hi @Tgr, thanks for the review.
I am done with task 1 as well. These are the required links: Tool, PR.
@Tgr @Slaporte, kindly review this as well.

Also, I've completed the eligibility section of the Outreachy application form. This is the link for my application.

Hi @Tgr, @Slaporte!
For microtask3, I have made a simple mock-up (PR) for the tool. I have explained the design here. The ideas are similar to the already existing features in Github and Stackoverflow.


I have tried update my code as per your review instructions. Please review my PR1 and PR 2.

Hello @Tgr @Slaporte,
I’m Katia. I'm very new to tech, having started learning to code a year and a half ago. It's a lot of hard work, and I’m on my laptop more than anyone who values their sanity=) But I’m loving the experience and wouldn't dream of giving it up. Long term, I would love to become a software engineer. For the moment though, I'm keen to expand my skills. I’m joining this project to get better at coding. And I can’t wait to start learning new skills as well as designing and building things that could potentially make a dent in helping Wiki users. Excited to be here=)

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@katia Hello and welcome! Glad to hear your interest in learning to code :) Remember, that you have less than two weeks before the Outreachy application deadline and you may not have enough time to go through all the application steps If you want to be ambitious and give it a shot, great! If not, and you are interested in contributing to Wikimedia projects, please see

Late Entry!

I  am Shreya ,Third Year Under graduate of SRM University,Chennai,India

Came to know about Outreachy couple of days back.Ill try to complete all microtasks given.

Skill:HTML ,CSS,JS , MySql ,C++ ,Java, Nodejs ,RubyonRails, R as well frameworks:Flask,Django

I have started working on microtask3 !

Can anyone tell me how to host Task using Toolforge?

Sir @Tgr I have worked on Task1 Code can you have look ?
I look forward to your comments and suggestions.
Thank you

Hi @Tgr @Slaporte ,

I've completed the task-2,
Link to Tool: Tool
Link to Code: PR

Kindly Review.


Can anyone tell me how to host Task using Toolforge?

Hi @Shreya1771 ,
Did you follow this ?
Where are you stuck?

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Hi all!

If you are already working on a microtask/application: the deadline is October 23, and you have to finalize your application by then, and finish at least one microtask, but you can continue working on the other microtasks afterwards (probably for one week or so). Keep that in mind when prioritizing what to work on.

If you haven't started yet and are still in the process of looking for a project: this one is a bit crowded already. In the list of projects some have the comment "Needs More Applicants"; you'll probably have an easier time with those.

@Tgr waiting for admin permission for project its still pending .Once its done Ill upload my tool. You can review my Code .
Working on Task2 now!
@Meghasharma213 Thank you

@Tgr @Slaporte

I have completed Microtask 3 . Here is my PR .
I have also updated my tool and PR's for microtask1 and microtask2 .
Microtask 1 : tool, PR
Microtask 2 : tool, PR
Also, I've completed eligibilty details in outreachy application link.

@Tgr Sir,
I have created the wikimedia toolforge tool as required by the microtask-1, 2 given for the outreachy project(
The source code is on github and I have mentioned you in the pull request that contains the source code of the tool ( .

Further I have also prepared the design mockup of this tool. Word file of the same is attached.
Please find the attachment.

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Hi @Tgr

I've updated the code for Task-2 based on your review.
Link to code: PR
Link to Tool: Tool

Kindly review.


Hi all, reminder that you have to finish your application / project proposal, and publish the non-eligibility-related part of it as a Phabricator task, until the application deadline (Oct 23). See application step #9.

We'll mostly look at the Phabricator version of your proposals (the forms are a pain to read, have no rich text or change tracking) so make sure everything you consider important is present there. (Except for the eligibility-related information; that's only needed in the form.)

You can work on microtasks a little longer if you want (I'd guess until end of October but I don't know the exact date).

@Tgr I have updated Second task and Third task .
Please review .

Thank you!

Hi @Tgr @Slaporte ,

I've completed my project proposal.

Link to Proposal: Project Proposal

Kindly Review.

Also, Can you please look at the Code Changes I'd done based on your review for User Rank Tool?

Thanks :).

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Hello @Tgr

I have made changes as you said. Also I have created tool : Microtask1 and Microtask2
Please review.

Thank you!

Thanks all for contributing! The selection process has ended; the results will be published on Nov 9. If you would like to continue working on any open tasks, or contribute code in some other way, you are welcome to do so and I will provide code review if time permits, but it will not influence the selection.

Archiving information related to the Outreachy application period into a comment.

Outreachy information

Skills needed: sitebuilding (HTML, CSS, JS), some backend language and website framework for generating the pages, SQL or API mashups (for getting the information - either from the MediaWiki API or from the Toolforge replica DB)
Mentors: @Tgr, @Slaporte
Microtasks (pick one - or suggest your own):

  • register a Toolforge account and create a simple tool (in the language of your choice; for the tool account please choose a name that starts with outreachy-) that takes a username and lists the recent English Wikipedia edits of that user. (See Toolforge Getting Started tutorial. You can either use the API or the database. Does not have to look nice.) Submit the code for review (this means a pull request or something equivalent). You can use the repository that comes with Toolforge (a bit clunky) or something like Github.
  • register a Toolforge account and create a simple tool (in the language of your choice; for the tool account please choose a name that starts with outreachy-) that takes a username and tells what percentile the user is at by number of edits. (ie. ranking all users by number of edits, is the user in the top 1%? top 5%?) You can find the data in the user table. Use a smallish wiki; calculating this for the English Wikipedia would take forever.
  • make a simple design mockup for the contribution timeline. (Could be HTML, an image or some open-source mockup tool... must be viewable without using closed-source software, though.)

Questions/problems with the microtasks: {Z614}

For general Outreachy information, see
For information on how to participate, see


Congrats @Meghasharma213 on being accepted and thanks everyone else for participating!

Indeed. (It would be nice to call that out on .)

I suppose I'll have to create a new project for that?

Meghasharma213 moved this task from Review to Project on the WikiCV board.

The Outreachy project has concluded; the tool is not fully functional yet (in hindsight my original estimate that everything from user research to implementation can be done as a student project in three month was not really realistic) but it's close, and can be finished as a volunteer effort. A presentation of the results is available. Thanks Megha!

@Tgr I'm guessing this task should not still live under Outreach-Programs-Projects? I am boldly removing the tag as we are cleaning up this workboard and planning on killing Possible-Tech-Projects.

@Meghasharma213/@Tgr: There are 11 tasks under "Completed" at , does that mean these tasks should be resolved?

Wondering where to find the code and where this is deployed, as I cannot find out from the WikiCV project description or or watching - Is this ? ( is only a default Django page.) Code seems to be at ?
It's a bit hard to contribute without that info...

You can find the tool here:
Git repository:

If you need any other information please let me know.


Thanks @Meghasharma213 for the quick reply! :) One more question: Looking at the "Completed" column on , should the status of these tasks be changed to "resolved"? Or is there more work to do in those tasks?

Tgr claimed this task.

Yep, these should have been resolved back then. My bad.