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Wikimedia Technical Conference 2019 Session: Learning how WMDE improved their organizational structure
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Session

  • Track: Standardization Decisions
  • Topic: Learning how WMDE improved their organizational structure

Description

WMDE has improved their organizational structure. Let’s see what we can learn from them.

Questions to answer and discuss

Question: How did WMDE improve their organizational structure and what effects has it had?

Question: Could any of these ideas be applied at the WMF or elsewhere?

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Event Timeline

debt created this task.Fri, Oct 4, 3:41 PM
kaldari updated the task description. (Show Details)Sat, Oct 5, 1:08 AM
kostajh added a subscriber: kostajh.
hashar awarded a token.Mon, Oct 7, 3:05 PM
hashar added a subscriber: hashar.

I am very interested in what were the problems encountered in the previous organization and how the adjustment have been conducted (one go or iteratively? Top down, or with self organized? etc).

onboarding process for volunteers, not sure what that means, but it is a good teaser and definitely gets me interested in this session.

onboarding process for volunteers, not sure what that means, but it is a good teaser and definitely gets me interested in this session.

It indeeds sounds like a good ad teaser. The person who suggested this part of the topic meant looking into whether/how the WMDE onboarding process for new developers could possibly be applied/extended/etc for volunteer developers. To be clear: WMDE has not done this and we have no onboarding process for volunteer devs.

kaldari renamed this task from Wikimedia Technical Conference 2019 Session: Learning how WMDE updated their internal processes to Wikimedia Technical Conference 2019 Session: Learning how WMDE improved their organizational structure.Wed, Oct 9, 3:31 AM
kaldari updated the task description. (Show Details)

@WMDE-leszek - Thanks for the feedback. I've updated the session description accordingly.

@RazShuty - Would you be interested in leading this session?

@WMDE-leszek or @Bmueller - Haven't heard from @RazShuty. Do you know if anyone else at WMDE might be interested in presenting on this topic?

WMDE-leszek updated the task description. (Show Details)Fri, Oct 11, 7:40 AM
WMDE-leszek added a subscriber: Franziska_Heine.

added @Franziska_Heine as a lead, per discussion off-phabricator