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Recent Activity

Yesterday

Rfarrand added a comment to T163440: Retain at least 10% of newcomers at the Wikimedia Hackathon 2017.

Thank you!! I am really excited to hear about any responses received. :)

Thu, Nov 16, 7:33 PM · Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017-Organization, Goal

Mon, Nov 6

Rfarrand added a comment to T157816: Tech Talk: MediaWiki for third parties.

Hi @CCicalese_WMF - I am happy to start the scheduling and announcing process for this talk. Are you still interested and able to hold this in November? If yes - we can get started! :)

Mon, Nov 6, 8:35 PM · MediaWiki-Platform-Team (MWPT-Q2-Oct-Dec-2017), Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017)

Wed, Oct 25

bd808 awarded T173201: Temporary goat tattoos by next hackathon a Goat token.
Wed, Oct 25, 4:55 PM · Epic, Wikimania-Hackathon-2017, Goatification

Oct 13 2017

Qgil awarded T142881: Tech Talk: up-to-date version of Phabricator tech talk a Like token.
Oct 13 2017, 3:00 PM · Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017), Phabricator

Oct 12 2017

Rfarrand added a comment to T177699: "MediaWiki" account on Google Plus has not seen updates for a year. Tell me where to find updates instead..

Because google and youtube have joined together the same people have access to our MediaWiki account as have access to our YouTube account. The list of people with access is:

Oct 12 2017, 5:02 PM · Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017), WMF-Communications
Qgil awarded T176137: Final lists of newcomers at the hackathons in Vienna and Montreal a Like token.
Oct 12 2017, 3:39 PM · Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017)

Oct 10 2017

Rfarrand added a comment to T176853: Participation in Mozilla Open Leaders Program .

Text from Today's public demo: "I am an event manager working for the Wikimedia Foundation. I work with various people in the wikimedia communities to organize events for computer developers both paid and volunteer – like hackathons, unconference, and a yearly developer summit.

Oct 10 2017, 11:02 PM · Goal, Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017)
Rfarrand added a comment to T150732: Provide a group chat system for mentoring.

Also - one other final comment.
In the Mozilla Open Leadership program that I am taking part in I am needing to get on different tools I have not used before. GitHub and Gitter (chat program) for example.
I think another way to frame this is to say that getting on IRC and getting familiar with it with the help of your mentors and program leads is actually a net-positive instead of net-negative.
If you want to be a developer in the open source community you probably should know how to use IRC... and we at WMF are offering training and support to get people going.
So just a bit of different framing could help. Don't say "we know it sucks and its going to be hard, but please use IRC because thats how we do things." Say "IRC Is a big part of open source developer culture, we can help you work through the set-up process"

Oct 10 2017, 7:21 PM · Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017), Outreachy
Rfarrand added a comment to T150732: Provide a group chat system for mentoring.

IRC is of course very hard to use for newbies; enough has been said about that already.

In response that this, I used to agree but don't anymore. If you are installing IRC on your own computer, reserving a nickname, and trying to set up a bouncer (and all of the rest of the crazy stuff you need to do) it is quite challenging.

Oct 10 2017, 7:17 PM · Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017), Outreachy

Oct 5 2017

Rfarrand closed T176137: Final lists of newcomers at the hackathons in Vienna and Montreal as Resolved.
Oct 5 2017, 4:22 PM · Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017)
Rfarrand closed T176137: Final lists of newcomers at the hackathons in Vienna and Montreal, a subtask of T163440: Retain at least 10% of newcomers at the Wikimedia Hackathon 2017, as Resolved.
Oct 5 2017, 4:22 PM · Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017-Organization, Goal
Rfarrand closed T176137: Final lists of newcomers at the hackathons in Vienna and Montreal, a subtask of T175886: Collect new developers metrics from Wikimedia events , as Resolved.
Oct 5 2017, 4:22 PM · Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017)
Rfarrand closed T176137: Final lists of newcomers at the hackathons in Vienna and Montreal, a subtask of T170495: Retaining Newcomers From Wikimania Hackathon , as Resolved.
Oct 5 2017, 4:22 PM · Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017-Organization
Rfarrand added a comment to T176137: Final lists of newcomers at the hackathons in Vienna and Montreal.

37 for Vienna and 47 for Montreal

Oct 5 2017, 4:22 PM · Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017)

Sep 28 2017

Rfarrand added a comment to T175886: Collect new developers metrics from Wikimedia events .

Good news - I believe I will be getting a list of "no-shows" for the Montreal hackathon in the next few days so we can makes sure we are not tracking people who did not arrive.
As long as I get this information by then I think we will have pretty accurate date for the number of newcomers that actually attended our last two hackathons.

Sep 28 2017, 10:34 AM · Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017)

Sep 27 2017

Rfarrand added a comment to T176853: Participation in Mozilla Open Leaders Program .

This is where I am going to be drafting my README
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1INeWhWRmtJyqQS7kHmet7nYO4vmLC7YiA8S9Yw_EQwQ/edit

Sep 27 2017, 3:49 PM · Goal, Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017)
Rfarrand added a comment to T176853: Participation in Mozilla Open Leaders Program .

The description of this task is my "Vision Statement" here is a very rough first draft of my "Open Canvas" https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1fE29DkKVQWi5eRt9Hj6uSw1GcmgxdY7An-m-W_M-SNU/edit#slide=id.p

Sep 27 2017, 3:41 PM · Goal, Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017)
Qgil awarded T168753: Wikimania Hackathon Volunteer Group: Blogging a Barnstar token.
Sep 27 2017, 2:14 PM · Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017
Rfarrand added a comment to T176137: Final lists of newcomers at the hackathons in Vienna and Montreal.

I will give a formal "last chance" for the Montreal / Vienna newcomers and also to combine the lists onto one spreadsheet but in different tabs.

Sep 27 2017, 12:01 PM · Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017)
Rfarrand added a comment to T170227: Logistics plan for the Wikimedia Developer Summit 2018.

Currently we have narrowed it down to two venue options. Will do site tours of both on Monday next week. We will decide on the other logistics after deciding on the venue & understanding the final number of participants.

Sep 27 2017, 11:07 AM · Goal, Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017), Wikimedia-Developer-Summit
Rfarrand renamed T170227: Logistics plan for the Wikimedia Developer Summit 2018 from Initial logistics plan for the Wikimedia Developer Summit 2018 to Logistics plan for the Wikimedia Developer Summit 2018.
Sep 27 2017, 11:06 AM · Goal, Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017), Wikimedia-Developer-Summit
Rfarrand updated the task description for T175000: Technical Collaboration quarterly check in for October - December 2017.
Sep 27 2017, 11:06 AM · Community-Liaisons (Oct-Dec 2017), Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017)
Rfarrand created T176854: Timeline & Plan for Barcelona Hackathon .
Sep 27 2017, 11:06 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2018-Organization, Goal, Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017)
Rfarrand created T176853: Participation in Mozilla Open Leaders Program .
Sep 27 2017, 11:04 AM · Goal, Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017)
Rfarrand reassigned T163440: Retain at least 10% of newcomers at the Wikimedia Hackathon 2017 from Rfarrand to Qgil.

As per discussion with @Qgil I am removing myself from owner of this task.

Sep 27 2017, 11:01 AM · Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017-Organization, Goal

Sep 13 2017

Rfarrand added a comment to T168753: Wikimania Hackathon Volunteer Group: Blogging.

Wow, thanks @Envlh !

Sep 13 2017, 8:36 PM · Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017

Sep 12 2017

Rfarrand assigned T132381: Tech Talk: The History of MediaWiki & Wikimedia Tech to Milimetric.

@Milimetric Yay! Sure! :)
Please let me know how I can assist. :)

Sep 12 2017, 9:20 PM · Developer-Relations
Rfarrand updated subscribers of T132381: Tech Talk: The History of MediaWiki & Wikimedia Tech.

I believe I created this task just after the Wikimedia Hackathon 2016 in Israel. I think a group of us had a discussion about fewer and fewer people remaining who have the entire picture and how tragic it would be if this information was ever lost or no one remained who was around for (mostly) everything.

Sep 12 2017, 9:06 PM · Developer-Relations
Rfarrand updated subscribers of T132381: Tech Talk: The History of MediaWiki & Wikimedia Tech.

I think this talk would be REALLY interesting and good to have a verbal history somewhere.
Maybe @MelodyKramer could help? Like send a list of history related questions to some of our dinosaurs (meant very respectfully) and we can put it all together and then find someone who like public speaking to present the results?
Not sure any one person will actually take the time to go write down / research / remember everything themselves?

Sep 12 2017, 5:34 PM · Developer-Relations
Rfarrand added a comment to T171900: Session (new) Developers and MediaWiki: How to become BFFs? Part II.

Yes - I need to review notes and make sure all "next steps" or ideas are at least slightly more widely circulated.

Sep 12 2017, 5:32 PM · Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017), TCB-Team, Wikimania-Hackathon-2017
Rfarrand added a comment to T169850: Friendly Space and Event Ban policies should be well reflected in the Hackathons Handbook .

Will put some thought into this task after the Dev Summit venue is sorted :)

Sep 12 2017, 5:32 PM · Developer-Relations

Sep 11 2017

Rfarrand created T175635: Work with WMF Finance to create an invoicing and payment process for Wikimedia Hackathon 2018.
Sep 11 2017, 9:50 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2018-Organization, Goal, Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017)

Sep 9 2017

Aklapper awarded T173467: Improve FSP and CoC Procedures for our technical events a Yellow Medal token.
Sep 9 2017, 12:18 PM · Developer-Relations (Jan-Mar-2018)

Sep 8 2017

Rfarrand added a comment to T173467: Improve FSP and CoC Procedures for our technical events .

Text to use at all events: "Please be aware of the friendly space policy and the code of conduct for technical spaces. Please realize there are different kinds of diversity. If you see something that you think is not okay, please do something. Someone else might need your help. If you don't feel comfortable reporting something that happened to you, ask someone else you trust to help you report it or report it for you. These policies exist to set clear expectations of behavior and we are committed to providing you with a harassment free conference experience. Photos of people you can talk to are on the main hackathon page on the Wikimania wiki."

Sep 8 2017, 9:02 PM · Developer-Relations (Jan-Mar-2018)
Rfarrand added a comment to T171852: Tech talk: Selenium tests in Node.js.

Thanks for the reminder, I have sent an email.

Sep 8 2017, 5:52 PM · Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017), Browser-Tests-Infrastructure, User-zeljkofilipin, Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban)

Sep 5 2017

Rfarrand added a comment to T163440: Retain at least 10% of newcomers at the Wikimedia Hackathon 2017.

Random thoughts:

Sep 5 2017, 8:24 PM · Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017-Organization, Goal
Rfarrand added a comment to T170495: Retaining Newcomers From Wikimania Hackathon .

For the future - we need a better strategy to understand who we should follow up with, what we should follow up with them on and how we can help them.

Sep 5 2017, 8:21 PM · Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017-Organization
Rfarrand closed T119952: Tech Talk: Hacking VisualEditor as Declined.

Unless someone wants to do this, I am declining it.

Sep 5 2017, 8:20 PM · Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017), DevRel-December-2015, DevRel-January-2016
Rfarrand added a comment to T165200: Better participant information published before technical events.

During the developer summit - we will publish Position Statements from all attendees along with name or user name.

Sep 5 2017, 8:19 PM · Developer-Relations, Wikimania-Hackathon-2017-Organization
Rfarrand closed T173313: Create and publicize a goatification FAQ as Resolved.
Sep 5 2017, 8:18 PM · Goatification

Aug 30 2017

Elitre awarded T170448: Investigate opportunities to give out metal barnstars at some point a Barnstar token.
Aug 30 2017, 10:51 AM · Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017)

Aug 29 2017

Qgil awarded T160708: Hackathon Showcase in Montreal should be friendly for non-technical people a Like token.
Aug 29 2017, 8:09 PM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2017-Organization, Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017)
Qgil awarded T160707: Developer Skill Sharing Program for Vienna & Montreal a Like token.
Aug 29 2017, 8:01 PM · Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017-Organization, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017-Organization
Qgil awarded T170448: Investigate opportunities to give out metal barnstars at some point a Barnstar token.
Aug 29 2017, 7:58 PM · Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017)
Qgil awarded T163794: Create a plan / schedule for the organization of the Wikimania Hackathon 2017 a Like token.
Aug 29 2017, 7:58 PM · Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017-Organization
Qgil awarded T168752: Wikimania Hackathon Volunteer Group: Photos a Like token.
Aug 29 2017, 7:51 PM · Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017
Qgil awarded T168754: Wikimania Hackathon Volunteer Group: Updating wiki with projects a Like token.
Aug 29 2017, 7:41 PM · Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017

Aug 21 2017

Rfarrand added a comment to T167085: Release a "New Developers Quarterly Report" including metrics, trends, lessons learned, and recommendations by Oct 2017.

Might be worth getting @MelodyKramer 's opinions also.
She had some good ideas for our survey from Vienna.

Aug 21 2017, 10:05 PM · Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017)
Rfarrand added a comment to T167085: Release a "New Developers Quarterly Report" including metrics, trends, lessons learned, and recommendations by Oct 2017.

What type of contribution are you involved in with Wikimedia? Select all that apply.

This question needs to have an "other" or a "fill in the blank" section

Aug 21 2017, 9:50 PM · Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017)
Rfarrand updated subscribers of T173623: Establish a goat of conduct.

Thanks @siebrand & @Legoktm :)
Good idea because of the play-on-words, but yeah - we agreed in person in Montreal to leave alone any controversial or serious issues when working on Goatifying Wikimedia. :)

Aug 21 2017, 6:35 PM · Goatification
Rfarrand added a comment to T168581: Skill Share: Setup MediaWiki development environment .

OK! I think this lessons could be carried over to next year's wikimania and only have one install party there.
I think it would be worth continuing to try for two in Barcelona.
The two hackathons are different enough that lessons learned at one might not carry over to the other.
What do you think?

Aug 21 2017, 6:29 PM · Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017

Aug 18 2017

Rfarrand added a comment to T173551: Create Projects for Wikimedia Developer Summit 2018.

Whatever you think makes the most sense, I can work with.

Aug 18 2017, 9:37 PM · Project-Admins
Rfarrand added a comment to T168581: Skill Share: Setup MediaWiki development environment .

How many people did we help this time?

Aug 18 2017, 9:36 PM · Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017
Rfarrand added a comment to T168756: Wikimania Hackathon 2017 Volunteer Group: Help work with or teach newcomers .

Thank you, this is all really great. Especially I like the idea of changing the name of the program to "Newcomer Support."
I think we have been struggling with names for things in this area for a while and this suggestion makes more sense to me and also makes the intention more clear.
So, would the "Mentors" now be called "newcomer supporters?" or ...?

Aug 18 2017, 9:35 PM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2017
Rfarrand added a comment to T173201: Temporary goat tattoos by next hackathon .

Sure to both @WMDE-Fisch and @pmiazga

Aug 18 2017, 9:26 PM · Epic, Wikimania-Hackathon-2017, Goatification
Rfarrand moved T170226: Organize the Wikimania Hackathon 2017 in Montreal from July to August on the Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017) board.
Aug 18 2017, 12:50 AM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2017-Organization, Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017)
Rfarrand moved T163440: Retain at least 10% of newcomers at the Wikimedia Hackathon 2017 from July to September on the Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017) board.
Aug 18 2017, 12:50 AM · Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017-Organization, Goal
Rfarrand moved T165200: Better participant information published before technical events from Ready to Go to September on the Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017) board.
Aug 18 2017, 12:50 AM · Developer-Relations, Wikimania-Hackathon-2017-Organization
Rfarrand moved T170227: Logistics plan for the Wikimedia Developer Summit 2018 from Ready to Go to August on the Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017) board.
Aug 18 2017, 12:50 AM · Goal, Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017), Wikimedia-Developer-Summit
Rfarrand moved T168452: Overhaul the participants section of the hackathon documentation from Ready to Go to September on the Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017) board.
Aug 18 2017, 12:50 AM · Documentation, Developer-Relations
Rfarrand moved T170495: Retaining Newcomers From Wikimania Hackathon from Ready to Go to August on the Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017) board.
Aug 18 2017, 12:50 AM · Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017-Organization
Rfarrand moved T173550: Wikimedia Developer Summit 2018 Strawman from Backlog to August on the Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017) board.
Aug 18 2017, 12:50 AM · Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017), Wikimedia-Developer-Summit
Rfarrand created T173551: Create Projects for Wikimedia Developer Summit 2018.
Aug 18 2017, 12:48 AM · Project-Admins
Rfarrand created T173550: Wikimedia Developer Summit 2018 Strawman.
Aug 18 2017, 12:47 AM · Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017), Wikimedia-Developer-Summit
Rfarrand updated subscribers of T170226: Organize the Wikimania Hackathon 2017 in Montreal.

Wikimania Hackathon in Montreal was a success. Everything went as planned and the showcase can be seen here:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hackathon_Showcase_Wikimania_2017.webm
Sessions that occurred can be seen here: https://wikimania2017.wikimedia.org/wiki/Hackathon/Program

Aug 18 2017, 12:42 AM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2017-Organization, Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017)
Rfarrand closed T168751: Wikimania Hack Volunteer Group: Help Desk as Resolved.
Aug 18 2017, 12:37 AM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2017
Rfarrand closed T168751: Wikimania Hack Volunteer Group: Help Desk, a subtask of T170226: Organize the Wikimania Hackathon 2017 in Montreal, as Resolved.
Aug 18 2017, 12:37 AM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2017-Organization, Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017)
Rfarrand added a comment to T168752: Wikimania Hackathon Volunteer Group: Photos.

@CKoerner_WMF please add any notes or lessons learned from the volunteer group here so we don't loose them for next time and then close the task when you are ready. If you are not ready to close the task because you have some following up to do or need help with something please also list those details here.

Aug 18 2017, 12:37 AM · Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017
Rfarrand added a comment to T168753: Wikimania Hackathon Volunteer Group: Blogging.

I have emailed Melody to discuss both a blog about the organization of the Wikimania Hackahton as well as a joint effort blog from scholarship recipients

Aug 18 2017, 12:37 AM · Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017
Rfarrand added a comment to T168754: Wikimania Hackathon Volunteer Group: Updating wiki with projects.

@Quiddity please add any notes or lessons learned from the volunteer group here so we don't loose them for next time and then close the task when you are ready. If you are not ready to close the task because you have some following up to do or need help with something please also list those details here.

Aug 18 2017, 12:36 AM · Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017
Rfarrand added a comment to T168756: Wikimania Hackathon 2017 Volunteer Group: Help work with or teach newcomers .

@Halfak please add any notes or lessons learned from the mentoring program here so we don't loose them for next time and then close the task when you are ready. If you are not ready to close the task because you have some following up to do or need help with something please also list those details here.

Aug 18 2017, 12:35 AM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2017
Rfarrand closed T166127: Showcase / Publicize the work of the sponsored volunteers from the Pre-Hackathons as Resolved.

This was meant to happen in Vienna and did not. We will do a better job with this in 2018.

Aug 18 2017, 12:34 AM · Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017)
Rfarrand created T173549: @ Wikimedia Hack 18: Showcase or highlight the work accomplished at pre-hackathons.
Aug 18 2017, 12:33 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2018-Organization
Rfarrand closed T163794: Create a plan / schedule for the organization of the Wikimania Hackathon 2017 as Resolved.
Aug 18 2017, 12:31 AM · Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017-Organization
Rfarrand closed T163794: Create a plan / schedule for the organization of the Wikimania Hackathon 2017, a subtask of T170226: Organize the Wikimania Hackathon 2017 in Montreal, as Resolved.
Aug 18 2017, 12:31 AM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2017-Organization, Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017)
Rfarrand closed T170448: Investigate opportunities to give out metal barnstars at some point as Resolved.
Aug 18 2017, 12:30 AM · Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017)
Rfarrand updated subscribers of T170448: Investigate opportunities to give out metal barnstars at some point.

I am closing this task as @CKoerner_WMF brought 3d printed plastic barn starts to Wikimania and some were distributed! :) :)
Hopefully we can continue this tradition, I forgot to give out the few I intended to give out.

Aug 18 2017, 12:30 AM · Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017)
Rfarrand added a comment to T170495: Retaining Newcomers From Wikimania Hackathon .

Developer Relations will be following a similar process to the process followed for Vienna.
More details coming later!

Aug 18 2017, 12:29 AM · Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017-Organization
Rfarrand closed T154508: Post Wikimedia Developer Summit 2017 follow up to session organizers and participants as Resolved.

Everything is changing so significantly for 2018 that we will need to begin again. The will be extensive follow up on 2018 if it is a success and we decide to keep the model.

Aug 18 2017, 12:28 AM · Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017), Wikimedia-Developer-Summit
Rfarrand closed T160707: Developer Skill Sharing Program for Vienna & Montreal as Resolved.

We have done this in both Montreal and Vienna with some success. We will continue in the future!

Aug 18 2017, 12:27 AM · Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017-Organization, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017-Organization
Rfarrand closed T160707: Developer Skill Sharing Program for Vienna & Montreal , a subtask of T170226: Organize the Wikimania Hackathon 2017 in Montreal, as Resolved.
Aug 18 2017, 12:27 AM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2017-Organization, Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017)
Rfarrand added a comment to T168751: Wikimania Hack Volunteer Group: Help Desk.

Thank you very much to everyone who volunteered at the Help Desk. It was a success and fun to have so many different people helping.
Looking forward to another round of help-desk-ing in South Africa. There will be a similar volunteer group and process.

Aug 18 2017, 12:26 AM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2017
Rfarrand closed T169014: Showcase template for participants @ Wikimania Hack as Resolved.
Aug 18 2017, 12:24 AM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2017-Organization
Rfarrand closed T169014: Showcase template for participants @ Wikimania Hack, a subtask of T170226: Organize the Wikimania Hackathon 2017 in Montreal, as Resolved.
Aug 18 2017, 12:24 AM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2017-Organization, Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017)
Rfarrand closed T169015: Wikimania Hackathon: Collect feedback as it comes as Resolved.
Aug 18 2017, 12:24 AM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2017-Organization
Rfarrand closed T169015: Wikimania Hackathon: Collect feedback as it comes , a subtask of T170226: Organize the Wikimania Hackathon 2017 in Montreal, as Resolved.
Aug 18 2017, 12:24 AM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2017-Organization, Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017)
Rfarrand added a comment to T170227: Logistics plan for the Wikimedia Developer Summit 2018.

There is a tentative timeline. It has been readjusted to work with travel's schedule.
Currently we are in the process of creating a "straw man" proposal for the registration and attendee decision process.

Aug 18 2017, 12:23 AM · Goal, Developer-Relations (Oct-Dec 2017), Wikimedia-Developer-Summit

Aug 17 2017

Qgil awarded T171507: Wikimania Hackathon Communications Plan a Like token.
Aug 17 2017, 2:18 PM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2017-Organization, Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017)
deryckchan awarded T173313: Create and publicize a goatification FAQ a Baby Tequila token.
Aug 17 2017, 12:18 PM · Goatification

Aug 16 2017

Rfarrand created T173467: Improve FSP and CoC Procedures for our technical events .
Aug 16 2017, 10:29 PM · Developer-Relations (Jan-Mar-2018)
Rfarrand added a comment to T173115: Organize a Wikidata Goatathon.

Can we close this as resolved or do we need another goat-a-thon?

Aug 16 2017, 9:05 PM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2017, Goatification
Rfarrand added a comment to T173313: Create and publicize a goatification FAQ.

Darn it! I wish that I had heard that correctly at the time. I would have said "yes!"

Aug 16 2017, 9:03 PM · Goatification
Rfarrand added a comment to T173130: Add Phabricator token "goat" / "meh".

Can we have an update on this task? I still am not able to award this task a goat token. :)

Aug 16 2017, 9:00 PM · Phabricator (2017-09-06), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017, Goatification
Rfarrand updated subscribers of T173223: Create goat-robot logo for goat-bot.

@Addshore add a photo of Lea's goat robot for structured data here if you can! :)

Aug 16 2017, 8:59 PM · Goatification, WM-Bot
Rfarrand added a comment to T173235: Work collaboratively with WCA to increase goatification .

@Peachey88 please also see https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T173162

Aug 16 2017, 8:58 PM · Goatification
Rfarrand awarded T173413: Migrate all CRM databases in use to CiviGoat GRM a Party Time token.
Aug 16 2017, 8:55 PM · Epic, Wikimania-Hackathon-2017, Goatification
Rfarrand added a comment to T173201: Temporary goat tattoos by next hackathon .

I have placed an order for 60 goat tattoos using this design: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Goatification_logo.svg
from this company: https://www.stickeryou.com/2

Aug 16 2017, 8:50 PM · Epic, Wikimania-Hackathon-2017, Goatification
Rfarrand updated subscribers of T173313: Create and publicize a goatification FAQ.
Aug 16 2017, 8:04 PM · Goatification
Rfarrand updated subscribers of T173313: Create and publicize a goatification FAQ.

WikiGoat History as far as I know it: WMDE had a cat wall. WMDE is moving offices spaces and considering to take the cat wall or not. @Bmueller wondered "why cats? what about goats instead?" Birgit talks about goats for months with quite a lot of push-back from the cat community. Rachel and Birgit put a goat immagein their hackathon presentation in Vienna. Rachel and Siebrand wonder "which memes do we use for the opening of the Montreal hackathon?" Rachel decides to go with Goats. @siebrand takes this to the next level. The goat community grows and takes on traction throughout the Wikimania hackahton. Many informal, spontaneous goat-meetups take place where people brainstorm goat-puns and projects that can use goats. By the start of Wikimania the goat community is strong and healthy. The largest, most impressive, collaborative, happy and touching more areas of Wikimedia hacking project that Rachel has ever seen begins to form. Lots of goat art is created. People meet, have fun, laugh and constructively do things to further goats @ Wikimania. A goat-a-thon takes place to add more goats to our projects like Wikipedia, WikiData, etc. Some parts of the WMF board and main Wikimania organizing team are convinced to mention goats officially. The Wikimania social telegram channel and the wikimania hackathon social telegram channel basically become wiki-goat-observation/pan-channels. Most goat related projects are tracked here: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/view/2926/ if there are questions about the greater relevance of any specific thing I think its best to ask on that specific task. If there are any wiki-goat efforts that are not on that board, please add them. Make sure to check the closed tasks as well.

Aug 16 2017, 8:03 PM · Goatification
Aklapper awarded T170226: Organize the Wikimania Hackathon 2017 in Montreal a Like token.
Aug 16 2017, 7:53 PM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2017-Organization, Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017)