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Dedicated Google Code-in (GCI) communication channel for students, mentors and admins?
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Aklapper triaged this task as Lowest priority.Jul 31 2018, 10:58 AM
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Aklapper renamed this task from Dedicated GCI communication channel for students, mentors and admins? to Dedicated Google Code-in (GCI) communication channel for students, mentors and admins?.Jan 8 2019, 5:21 AM
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Did not "happen" for Google-Code-in-2018 hence removing tag

Discussed at our team offsite, I see two options:

I think I'd like to have feedback from the admins of the next GCI edition here, and we don't know yet who will be an admin or if GCI will take place.

I don't see either how to make most "mentors and admins" join any new channel if one outcome might be to only increase communication venue fragmentation.

Aklapper closed this task as Resolved.Fri, Sep 27, 10:40 AM

I think until someone brings up new pro and con arguments that Telegram channel is our status quo. It's a less noisy place with a specific focus, and the IRC technology has enough disadvantages that Telegram probably makes sense, and Telegram has also been successfully used as a back channel for the last Wikimedia Hackathons, so that technology seems to be alright given the time of communication fragmentation that we live in.

I've updated https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=Google_Code-in%2F2019&type=revision&diff=3429977&oldid=3427093 accordingly.

I've also added it to the info for participants at https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=Google_Code-in%2FParticipants&type=revision&diff=3429980&oldid=3398524

We should however encourage folks to join and explicitly mention it in emails and such. Noted in https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=Google_Code-in%2FAdmins%2FEmail_templates&type=revision&diff=3429974&oldid=3125178

bd808 added a subscriber: bd808.Fri, Sep 27, 9:09 PM

@Aklapper On Telegram, @wikimediagci is a channel which means that is a message broadcast location where admins are the only people who can post content. The GCI participants would need a group like https://t.me/wmhack to have conversations.

Ah, interesting stuff I don't know much about, thanks @bd808! I've brought this up in the group itself:

Filip: well looks like it is indeed a channel that contains a link to this group
Albert: This is a group, everyone can collaborate here :)

Aklapper reopened this task as Open.EditedTue, Oct 8, 1:29 PM

I realize that I might want to consider Zulip. Again!

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Outreach_programs/Zulip