and maybe also IRC for those who don't like Hangouts.
|Resolved||Aklapper||T176219 Organize and coordinate Wikimedia's participation in Google Code-In 2017|
|Resolved||Aklapper||T178483 Organize/ prepare content for an informational google hangout session for new Google Code-In mentors|
We plan to have a "Google Hangout" session this Friday December 1st at 17:00 UTC, and also an IRC session on Monday December 4th at 18:00 UTC in #wikimedia-devrel on Freenode. Mentors will receive an invitation email.
Pasting Etherpad content of Friday's Hangout here, as Etherpad data might go away at some point:
New GCI Wikimedia Mentors 2017 Q&A 2017-12-01: Google Hangout at 17:00 UTC 2017-12-04: #wikimedia-devrel on Freenode IRC at 18:00 UTC * General info: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Google_Code-in/Mentors and email "Google Code-in Wikimedia Mentor info | Please read! (~4min)" from 2017-11-28 * We also collecting "Feedback and Lessons learned" for Wikimedia in GCI on https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T181738 Meeting notes: Andre Klapper Derrick Reedy Sonali RexxS TonyThomas Zppix Comments by Andre: * Please take notes if students go beyond what was expected or produced something extra - that helps orgs to award top 5 ** Perhaps a shared Google doc to keep these comments? * Publishing tasks - if you want a specific student to pick up the task, for example, you need to ping an admin to get the task published - looking at ways of making an admin easily available: mailing list * How can we provide more advanced tasks towards the end of the GCI? Ideas welcome. Q & A: * Rex: interested in Lua / Scribunto extension in MediaWIki software. Could ask students to write modules. - on-wiki review of modules in Sandbox; Scribunto would be in Gerrit; we have tasks for setting up the environment development * Tony: Thinking of creating tasks for unit tests for Newsletter extension - maybe Reedy could review an example? ** Reedy: Depends on how much the code is testable * Reedy: Send reminder a week before Christmas that we will need more tasks, more activity over those holidays * IRC #wikimedia-dev on Freenode - need to get students used to IRC - wm-d is noisy, better than sending them to a "dead" chan * Derrick: Specific channel for GCI? ** Andre: pros and cons ** Rex: Cannot look up previous questions on IRC, mailing list better - actually best place for Q & A is on-wiki, as anybody can help out ** Tony: Answers should happen in #wikimedia-dev * IRC for newcomers - https://www.irccloud.com/ * Sonali (Outreachy student): not able to use all facilities - if she is comfortable mentoring ** Andre: Feel free to add yourself as mentors to existing tasks, feel free to create new tasks or find any tasks, e.g. under #easy in WM Phabricator * Rex: Going through the process to fix a Lua template in GCI? - Break down "real" tasks like convert Wikipedia template int Lua module into much simpler steps so that they will learn Lua/modules/etc. in earlier tasks first. ** Andre: You can have a "simple" beginner task for Lua, and then a "real" one which lists the requirement to have worked on that beginner task first. * Derick: Mentors to look at tasks of last years that did not get solved? ** Andre: Good idea, https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Google_Code-in/Mentors#Ideas_for_tasks exists but we do not actively contact last year's mentors whose tasks did not get resolved in GCI and we should. Added to https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Google_Code-in/Admins Another session next Monday on Freenode IRC in #wikimedia-devrel - 18:00 UTC