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Visualization of major technical contribution audiences and areas
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Please note: This is an initial draft. Need to answer some more items below over the next days. Filing this task already now for better planning.

A Technical Contributors Map which documents the major audiences of the WMF Technical Engagement team

  • What are the things everyone in the project should know?
    • Technical contributors contribute to many different technical areas in the Wikimedia movement (location examples: Code repositories located in Wikimedia Git/Gerrit and Github; Tools hosted on Toolforge and on Cloud VPS; templates, modules, user scripts and gadgets hosted on wiki pages). The WMF Technical Engagement team supports these volunteer developers.

Project details

  • What do you want to achieve (goals)?
    • Make everybody (but especially technically interested people) have more awareness and a better understanding of our diverse technical areas that anyone could contribute to / get involved in.
    • Help us guide how we prioritize projects and focus in our team.
  • Who is your target audience (be specific)?
    • _______
  • How do you want your audience to feel?
    • _______
  • What medium do you have in mind and how do you want to distribute it?
    • _______
  • How are you measuring your success (key performance indicators)?
    • _______
  • When is this due?
    • Ideally by September 30th, 2019 (I guess if you have no resources then we could also try ourselves, but it just won't look as good. :)

Event Timeline

I have recently made the transition to be more focused on Space and so my support tasks should in service of Wikimedia Space.
If you are definitely creating a blog post around and with this graphic, then I think I will be available to support your request - this assumes that you will have all your content ready for me to translate into visuals.
As you have maybe seen with T224271: Visualization of Technical Events Ecosystem around Wikimania or T219547: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019: Design a flowchart , sometimes a rough sketch can really help speed things up and more importantly get you to something that is useful for you.

hdothiduc triaged this task as Normal priority.Sep 3 2019, 11:49 PM
hdothiduc moved this task from Inbox to Needs Discussion on the CommRel-Design board.
hdothiduc set Due Date to Mon, Sep 30, 7:00 PM.

Hi @hdothiduc, I apologize for the belated update (vacations).
We will have to postpone this by a few weeks, so I'm going to remove the 2019-09-30 Due Date from this task.

After a conversation with @Bmueller we will first try to gather the data that we have in a table (plus better identify the unknowns), and only after that consider a potential visualization. The intention here remains to improve support processes based on how many contributors we have in which areas.

Aklapper changed the edit policy from "Custom Policy" to "All Users".Sep 19 2019, 3:04 PM
Aklapper removed Due Date.
Ainali added a subscriber: Ainali.Fri, Sep 27, 11:54 AM