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Contact the top 25 Wikimedia projects to encourage more volunteers to step in as tech ambassadors
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Now that T170127 is done, let's move to the next phase.
Aiming for 50% coverage by the end of December: we're halfway now with the spontaneous signups, per .

This is not going to be just another occasion to communicate about our ongoing work and get more people to join, but also another chance for feedback: we can then refine further the role description if needed, take action on the "action items" identified lately, and define how the collaboration with the CLs should look like.

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Elitre triaged this task as Medium priority.Sep 29 2017, 2:01 PM

I should totally get this started. As part of this, I also want to reach out to the people who have served so far as volunteer CLs on local visual editor feedback boards, in case they aren't aware of the larger ambassador opportunity.

Elitre raised the priority of this task from Medium to High.Nov 6 2017, 9:54 AM

This is the message that I'm sending to all the communities where a primary contact hasn't been defined yet.

Become a Tech Ambassador today

{{int:Hello}}. {{Int:Please-translate}}. {{Int:Feedback-thanks-title}}

Do you have a passion for technology? Do you enjoy supporting this community in things like figuring out software changes and communicating with the developers, or maybe you would consider doing it, but you don't know where to start?

The Community Liaisons team at the Wikimedia Foundation is looking for '''[ active tech ambassadors in this community]'''. We would like to help make [[:m:Tech/Ambassadors/List#Role_definition|this volunteer role]] an attractive and low-barrier contribution path in our movement. '''You can add your name to [[:m:Tech/Ambassadors/List#Signup_table|the table on Meta]]''', or you can let me know about someone else who should really, really be in that list.

Please, do not assume that you are not "fit", that you lack the skills, or the experience etc. If you have doubts, questions, etc., let's chat.
Thank you for your attention! --~~~~

The turnout so far looks really good! I'm considering whether offering a hangout later in December could be useful at this stage.

T183278 is the biggest next step, although it could be expanded in scope to include the general conversations, and some "smaller" action items that also could find some momentum. I'll help collect all of them somewhere.