The Wikimedia Foundation is investing in MediaWiki + Developer Experience. This includes creating a new Product function for MediaWiki + Developer Experience; the MediaWiki Engineering group (= new MediaWiki platform team, API Platform team and Content Transform team) - and the Developer Experience group (WMCS, Release Engineering, QTE, and the technical writers). The team setups are about to get finalized and an announcement is planned for the end of May.
While the official “start date” is July 2023, some of us are at the hackathon and would like to talk to people about MediaWiki and Dev Experience topics. More research is planned to take place in July/August 2023 when the actual work kicks off (we might ask people to talk with us again about more specific topics then).
- What is one thing we as engineering teams and MediaWiki developers have been doing well and should continue doing?
- What is your biggest pain point/concern about MediaWiki?
- What is one thing you wish you could be doing in MediaWiki?
- What is one thing we should ask you about MediaWiki?
If you have any recommendations on good write-ups around MediaWiki or notes from previous discussions that you found valuable, please add them to this ticket!