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[Session] Status of the Wikimedia Developer Portal
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Username or display name (will be displayed publicly): AKlapper_(WMF)

Categories/Tags/Keywords (up to 5):
Technical documentation; onboarding

Session type (select one):
Presentation and Discussion (including Q/A)

Session Details

Updates on the ongoing work to launch a Developer Portal in the next weeks or months: What's been done and what's still left to do. :)

Target audience:
Technically interested users and developers

(Optional) Additional resources:

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Developer_Advocacy/Developer_Portal

Details

Due Date
May 21 2022, 6:00 PM

Event Timeline

Aklapper triaged this task as Low priority.
Aklapper created this task.

Hi! If you want to add this to the schedule, please feel free to claim a slot!
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2022/Schedule

Scheduled for Sat, May21, 17:00UTC

Aklapper set Due Date to May 21 2022, 6:00 PM.May 3 2022, 2:36 PM

About 12-15 people attending. Posting the session notes at https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/wmhack2022-devportal here:

*Translation system hookups and how to help with translating: https://translatewiki.net/wiki/Translating:WikimediaDeveloperPortal#Translation_statistics

  • Once live, still wondering how to make the DevPortal more "known". Because so many places! (but see some tasks on the workboard)
  • Current demo version, not final: https://developer-portal.wmcloud.org
  • How and where to provide feedback
  • Contribution is most needed in the area of improving key docs / landing pages (link to phab board and review checklist, but also note that making doc contributing easier is a goal for FY22-23, maybe give a plug for Tricia's session about docs if it hasn't already happened)

FEEDBACK:

  • Being able to translate is great
  • "About" should not be under "Get Help" - maybe add an item to the footer?
  • Should contributing to the dev portal be under "Contribute"? Website itself vs broader contributing to Wikimedia
  • Middle level overview missing how pieces work together, e.g. Wikidata, code, architecture [not technical contributions only, also sysadmin/setup etc]
  • Tutorials link does not cover materials needed for some use cases
  • Set of additional portals for different target demographics, e.g. Wikimedians, external folks?

More feedback is welcome at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Developer_Advocacy/Developer_Portal