Username or display name (will be displayed publicly): ELescak_(WMF)
Categories/Tags/Keywords (up to 5): developers, research, interns
Session type (select one): Discussion
The focus of this session is on how developers can get involved with activities that benefit them and bring research to life. Developers play a key role in making research impactful. This session is an open discussion about how to connect developers with the research community.
Topics to cover include:
- Sharing research questions that developers have
- An overview of the WMF Research team's focus areas
- Ways that developers can collaborate with members of the Research team, including Outreachy, GSOC, and internal internships
- Examples of projects that developers have worked on with researchers
Developers who have an interest in research, or researchers interested in connecting with developers.
What will participants get out of this session?
An understanding of the types of projects that developers and researchers have collaborated on; ways to get involved with the WMF Research team
(Optional) Additional resources:
- WMF Research: https://research.wikimedia.org/
- The Research team holds monthly office hours (https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Office_hours) where you can share your research ideas, learn about what the team is working on, and network with other researchers.
- You can fill out our interest form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOSgCqRZW6e7l260BOM9O6FfLonIWDd6WtFUPwBYjcrS_SCA/viewform) and we can contact you if we have an opportunity that aligns with your background. Please review our privacy statement (https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research_Team_Interest_Survey_Privacy_Statement) prior to sharing your information.
- You can keep an eye out for opportunities via Outreachy (https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Outreachy) and Google Summer of Code (https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code).
Examples of past collaborations between developers and researchers: