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Promote GSoC and FOSS OPW in Japan
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We are missing more Google Summer of Code and FOSS Outreach Program for Women candidates in... Japan!

See T925: Connect Wikimedia groups, Google Developer Groups, and computer science university departments for the general plan, which should inspire each local community to recruit candidates in their area.

This task needs local drivers. The Developer-Advocacy team and others can help from a distance, but without a local promoter taking this task, this won't work.

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Qgil created this task.Dec 1 2014, 10:26 AM
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Do you have any plan on this?

So far, I reached out to Akaniji from the local meet up in Tokyo and Aphaia. Beyond waiting to see what they feel about it, I am preparing to add Tomo_suzuki early next week. If you have other folks or approaches in mind, I am happy to coordinate those with you :)

I mailed to some friends on ja.wp. But no good reactions. Sorry.

whym added a subscriber: whym.EditedFeb 11 2015, 12:24 PM

Potential sub-tasks I can think of:
*Find venues to spread the word. I can help with spreading it on Twitter and on Facebook via my personal network. Hopefully someone among them at university can respond.
*Find tasks that might attract more Japanese participants of GSoC (and any other similar student developer recruiting programs). I'd suggest including T88552 and some more i18n/language support issues (preferably that have impact on many languages, not just Japanese). This would be where community input from people who don't code could be useful.
*Create a discussion space in Japanese. Perhaps a page on mediawiki.org where Flow is enabled?

Qgil added a subscriber: Quiddity.Feb 12 2015, 12:28 PM

Potential sub-tasks I can think of:
*Find venues to spread the word. I can help with spreading it on Twitter and on Facebook via my personal network. Hopefully someone among them at university can respond.

Maybe focusing on a Computer Science department in a single university (or two) to start with? Any chance that you @whym and @Yukichi99 come from the same city, from the same university? :)

*Find tasks that might attract more Japanese participants of GSoC (and any other similar student developer recruiting programs). I'd suggest including T88552 and some more i18n/language support issues (preferably that have impact on many languages, not just Japanese). This would be where community input from people who don't code could be useful.

Are you saying that T88552 is a good candidate for a GSoC project? In any case, I agree that it would be helpful to identify possible tech projects interesting for Japanese audiences. Your help is appreciated.

*Create a discussion space in Japanese. Perhaps a page on mediawiki.org where Flow is enabled?

Hm, good point. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki/ja exists, but I don't know where exactly the Japanese contributors meet, if anywhere. About enabling a Flow page, let me CC @Quiddity. He has good Flow ideas and contacts. :)

Qgil closed this task as Declined.Apr 15 2015, 9:17 PM
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GSoC and Outreachy are well underway now, and there were no activities in Japan that we are aware of. Closing this task as Declined. There is still time to work on the next rounds. Thank you for trying! :)