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Gather and Analyze Information Around Developer Tooling Woes
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The developer satisfaction survey is a good place to start getting a broad idea of what problems developers face, but results may not be detailed enough to hone in on the specific problems faced by both staff and volunteer developers when they work. Conducting interviews or observing developers work could help us gain deeper knowledge about what they feel is most counterproductive about the current developer environment.

The outcome of this task should be collected data, qualitative and/or quantitative analysis, and defined problems to be solved as a result of the analysis.

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jeena created this task.Dec 20 2018, 7:56 PM
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jeena updated the task description. (Show Details)Dec 20 2018, 8:07 PM
jeena added a comment.Jan 17 2019, 8:13 PM

On Jan. 8, I sent an email to the engineering and wikitech-l mailing lists to solicit participants for interviews on their local dev environment.
There was some valid concern on not being able to reach many volunteers in other countries through this method. Thankfully there has some amount of volunteer participation, and I've asked volunteer participants to spread the word to their counterparts. We will continue to keep the volunteer experience in mind in future information gathering steps.
I expect to finish up most interviews by the end of this week and proceed to start the analysis step.

brennen added a subscriber: brennen.Mon, Feb 4, 5:29 PM