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Call for user testing participants at Wikimania Hackathon
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To recruit volunteers to help with user testing for the Dev Portal, make an announcement/call for participants at the Wikimania Hackathon 2021. If it's not too much for one announcement, it would also be great to recruit people who are interested in helping update key docs


  • Create a signup page on wiki that we can direct people to to add their information, with a quick two-sentence description of the project
  • Update the main Developer Portal page to highlight the signup sheet with a button


Due Date
Aug 14 2021, 4:00 AM

Event Timeline

apaskulin triaged this task as Medium priority.Jul 23 2021, 6:32 PM
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apaskulin moved this task from Inbox to Content & design on the Wikimedia-Developer-Portal board.
apaskulin set Due Date to Aug 13 2021, 7:00 AM.
apaskulin changed Due Date from Aug 13 2021, 7:00 AM to Aug 14 2021, 4:00 AM.

Here is the sign-up sheet for folks interested in feedback/user testing. This is linked using a button on the Developer portal page on MediaWiki.

I set up an unconference session for Wikimania. This is currently set for 16:30 UTC on 14 August.

I also set up a session at the Wikimania Hackathon for 15:00 UTC on 13 August:

This happened today!

Notes from the discussion:

  • Multiple participants mentioned wanting a searchable set of frequently asked questions.
  • A participant called out their use of the pywikibot docs, specifically examples found via Google search and/or Stack Overflow.
  • One participant mentioned wanting a data dictionary to find out which API would give them the data they were looking for.