Page MenuHomePhabricator

Organize/ prepare content for an informational google hangout session for new Google Code-In mentors
Closed, ResolvedPublic

Event Timeline

Zppix added a subscriber: Zppix.Oct 30 2017, 6:51 PM
Aklapper changed the task status from Stalled to Open.Nov 6 2017, 12:43 PM
Zppix moved this task from Backlog to Monitor on the User-Zppix board.
Aklapper updated the task description. (Show Details)Nov 20 2017, 11:17 PM
Aklapper raised the priority of this task from Low to High.Nov 22 2017, 2:11 PM

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
Qgil awarded a token.Dec 7 2017, 11:28 AM