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Thu, Jun 20

Rfarrand added a comment to T224271: Visualization of Technical Events Ecosystem around Wikimania.

Thank you very much and sorry for not catching that earlier :)

Thu, Jun 20, 7:01 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), CommRel-Design, International-Developer-Events
Rfarrand added a comment to T224271: Visualization of Technical Events Ecosystem around Wikimania.

Oh darn, we just realized that the commons file should be "Wikimedia Technical Events Ecosystem" and not "Wikimania Technical Events Ecosystem" Sorry for not catching that sooner. :)

Thu, Jun 20, 5:00 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), CommRel-Design, International-Developer-Events

Tue, Jun 18

Rfarrand added a comment to T224271: Visualization of Technical Events Ecosystem around Wikimania.

Yahoo!! :) This is great. :)

Tue, Jun 18, 9:45 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), CommRel-Design, International-Developer-Events
Rfarrand added a comment to T220212: Wikimedia Technical Conference 2019: Discussion .

@Rfarrand I am having some more concerns than just the possibility of being unable to attend a certain event.
While we are a 26+ people team (~1/4 of Technology if I am not mistaken), for 2019:

  • 0 SREs at the Hackathon '19 in Prague
  • 2 SREs at Wikimania '19
  • Based on last year, there will be probably 2 SREs at Techconf '19

    In other words, it looks like
  • Most members of this highly distributed remote team will see each other again in 7 months from now.
  • Most of the new members (if not all) of the team will not interact with the community for the next year, maybe even 2-3 years, if the number of SREs attending such events remains so low/zero.

    I understand that there are reasons, but they don't change the result.
Tue, Jun 18, 12:40 AM · International-Developer-Events

Mon, Jun 17

Rfarrand added a comment to T224271: Visualization of Technical Events Ecosystem around Wikimania.

there is no mention of a year, to me this was intentional, because it's a system, so it could apply to any year - correct?
Correct, no year needed :)

Mon, Jun 17, 8:47 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), CommRel-Design, International-Developer-Events
Rfarrand added a comment to T224271: Visualization of Technical Events Ecosystem around Wikimania.

If we end up making a second one centering around Wikimania, can you also keep this one as it is and upload it to commons. Having two similar ones for different purposes could be helpful.

Mon, Jun 17, 5:50 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), CommRel-Design, International-Developer-Events
Rfarrand added a comment to T224271: Visualization of Technical Events Ecosystem around Wikimania.

Wonderful! @JLetangWMF last chance for changes? :)

Mon, Jun 17, 5:25 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), CommRel-Design, International-Developer-Events
Rfarrand added a comment to T220212: Wikimedia Technical Conference 2019: Discussion .

Additionally to what @Joe says we have gone all-in in past years on "better remote participation" putting more resources into it than we would be able to budget-wise / personal-wise this year. We streamed every single session. Paused every session for remote comments. Had an online moderator who was just meant to help participation of remote people, have remote advocates in sessions dedicated to making sure remote people had space. We advertised this all over the place in advance of the event like crazy. Almost nobody participated and most sessions had zero-1 remote participates.

Mon, Jun 17, 12:59 PM · International-Developer-Events

Fri, Jun 14

Rfarrand added a comment to T224271: Visualization of Technical Events Ecosystem around Wikimania.

Would it make it messy to add a little yellow arrow from the green pre-hackathons to the main hackathon? If you think so no need to add it, but if you think it would be OK then it should show that we actually recruit people from the pre hackathons to the main event in some cases. :)

Fri, Jun 14, 6:35 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), CommRel-Design, International-Developer-Events
Rfarrand added a comment to T224271: Visualization of Technical Events Ecosystem around Wikimania.

OK! Seriously I think this is pretty seriously perfect. I love it. :D <3

Fri, Jun 14, 6:29 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), CommRel-Design, International-Developer-Events
Rfarrand added a comment to F29544897: TechnicalEventsTimeline@2x.png.

Haha, now that I have that reaction out of my system... let me review in detail and see if I have any comments. Thank you so so much for this though. :)

Fri, Jun 14, 6:20 PM
Rfarrand added a comment to F29544897: TechnicalEventsTimeline@2x.png.

YES!!!!!

Fri, Jun 14, 6:20 PM
Rfarrand added a comment to T219198: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 volunteer group: Blog .

thanks @zeljkofilipin I added you here! https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2019/Outcomes#Event_blogging
Anyone else with a blog feel free to both link it here and there. :)

Fri, Jun 14, 6:19 PM · International-Developer-Events, User-Jdlrobson, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
zeljkofilipin awarded T220212: Wikimedia Technical Conference 2019: Discussion a Baby Tequila token.
Fri, Jun 14, 11:48 AM · International-Developer-Events

Thu, Jun 13

Rfarrand added a comment to T224271: Visualization of Technical Events Ecosystem around Wikimania.

(Ah! Sorry for not sending this last week - I wrote it all out but didnt submit. Thank goodness Phab saves answers... No worries at all about the new deadline / my fault)

Thu, Jun 13, 12:37 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), CommRel-Design, International-Developer-Events

Mon, Jun 10

Rfarrand added a comment to T219418: Wikimania Hackathon Phabricator session(s).

Sounds like it may be a good idea to have sessions both at the hackathon and at the main conference.
The one at the hackathon be more technically focused and include some Q&A time at the end.

Mon, Jun 10, 4:58 PM · Developer-Advocacy (Jul-Sep 2019), International-Developer-Events, Wikimania-Hackathon-2019

Thu, Jun 6

Rfarrand updated subscribers of T224271: Visualization of Technical Events Ecosystem around Wikimania.

Thank you so much for the quick work on this! :)
Keeping in mind that I am not a designer and have trouble thinking visually - here are some initial thoughts:

Thu, Jun 6, 9:05 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), CommRel-Design, International-Developer-Events

Wed, Jun 5

Salgo60 awarded T219418: Wikimania Hackathon Phabricator session(s) a Like token.
Wed, Jun 5, 10:45 AM · Developer-Advocacy (Jul-Sep 2019), International-Developer-Events, Wikimania-Hackathon-2019

Tue, Jun 4

Rfarrand added a comment to T224482: Re-think the International Technical Events scholarship programs around report-backs.

@srishakatux - yeah, totally. Writing a blog post would just be one of the multiple options that people could choose if they wanted to.

Tue, Jun 4, 9:05 AM · International-Developer-Events

Mon, Jun 3

Rfarrand added a comment to T222308: Close the engineering mailing list.

Agreed, no need to keep it from my perspective

Mon, Jun 3, 3:46 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
Rfarrand added a comment to T224482: Re-think the International Technical Events scholarship programs around report-backs.

@Aklapper
I don't know our history here for sure, but I am guessing that report backs started here at Wikimedia because in the case of events like Wikimania where you have a very large number of people attending on a scholarship but no way to track if they actually showed up to the event, participated - asking them to write a summary of their time seems like better than doing no accountability tracking whatsoever.
I guess theoretically someone could take the flight, the hotel room & meals but spend their time in the city doing something unrelated to Wikimania.
For hackathons what I am interested in has more to do with finding pathways to help document, create more impact, or make it easier for the next round of newcomers / scholarship recipients by writing about what to expect. The reason I would prefer to provide multiple options around how to "report back" is to help find ways for it to be fun / not an annoying task that will never be read or used for anything.
For now we don't have enough scholarships attending hackathons to make it easy for any of them to get lost in the system. If someone didn't show up, we would know it. But if we grow the program - that may no longer be the case.

Mon, Jun 3, 9:03 AM · International-Developer-Events

Tue, May 28

Rfarrand triaged T224482: Re-think the International Technical Events scholarship programs around report-backs as Normal priority.
Tue, May 28, 2:48 PM · International-Developer-Events
Rfarrand added a comment to T224271: Visualization of Technical Events Ecosystem around Wikimania.

Ok, the timing sounds good for us. Thank you for that!
Here are the responses to your questions that I have not already answered, and next time I will use your template task directly. Sorry for the confusion and does this work?
[Project title]

Tue, May 28, 8:35 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), CommRel-Design, International-Developer-Events

May 24 2019

Rfarrand added a project to T224271: Visualization of Technical Events Ecosystem around Wikimania: CommRel-Design.
May 24 2019, 10:00 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), CommRel-Design, International-Developer-Events
Rfarrand triaged T224271: Visualization of Technical Events Ecosystem around Wikimania as Normal priority.
May 24 2019, 9:38 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), CommRel-Design, International-Developer-Events

May 21 2019

Rfarrand added a comment to T223973: WMHack19 Prague Metrics .

103 people attending their first hackathon
108 people volunteering in some form of mentoring or newcomer support capacity

May 21 2019, 10:36 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization
Rfarrand added a comment to T223973: WMHack19 Prague Metrics .

47 countries
221 participants - the number that didn't show up + the number that registered last moment (do you know the final)
21% women and 5% other / prefer not to say
30 projects presented in the show case
35 more completed projects not presented (but added to the etherpad)
46 official meetings added to the program
253 projects & specifics tasks listed of the phabricator board
30 newcomer friendly tasks / mentoring projects
8 trainings / skill shares

May 21 2019, 10:36 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization
Rfarrand added a comment to T223973: WMHack19 Prague Metrics .

23 volunteers on scholarship actually attended the event, they were from the following countries:
Beninese
Brazilian
Canada
Canadian
Cape Verde and Portugal
Egyptian
France
French
German
Germany
India
Indian
Indian
Indian
Indian
Japan
Malaysia
Polish
Russia
Spain
United Kingdom
US
USA

May 21 2019, 10:35 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization
Rfarrand created T223973: WMHack19 Prague Metrics .
May 21 2019, 10:35 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization

May 18 2019

Rfarrand added a comment to T222297: Wiki meets iNaturalist in Prague.

Did this happen? How did it go? :)

May 18 2019, 10:26 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019 (Newcomer friendly), User-Jdlrobson
Rfarrand triaged T223692: Lessons Learned / Changes as Normal priority.
May 18 2019, 9:36 AM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
Rfarrand created T223692: Lessons Learned / Changes.
May 18 2019, 9:35 AM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019

May 16 2019

Rfarrand added a comment to T222969: WikiEdu Dashboard main session.

@Ragesoss can you also add some more information to this task about the session please? :)

May 16 2019, 11:37 AM · User-Urbanecm, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019

May 15 2019

Rfarrand added a comment to T219797: WMHack19 Focus Area: Tool for teaching with Wikipedia.

Rad! :) Thank you

May 15 2019, 12:57 PM · International-Developer-Events, Developer-Advocacy, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
Rfarrand added a comment to T219622: Design hackathon table signs.

Because it is your work, I think it needs to be you releasing them and not
me. If its not possible, no worries, but if you do then others can reuse!
:)

May 15 2019, 10:38 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), CommRel-Design
Rfarrand updated the task description for T219211: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 volunteer group: Fun!.
May 15 2019, 10:05 AM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
Rfarrand updated the task description for T219211: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 volunteer group: Fun!.
May 15 2019, 10:02 AM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
Rfarrand added a comment to T219199: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 volunteer group: Photos.

Sounds good, if we don't find anyone before the hackathon I will announce that we are looking for someone during the opening. :)

May 15 2019, 9:04 AM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
Rfarrand added a comment to T219622: Design hackathon table signs.

Is there any way to put this file on commons as well? :)

May 15 2019, 9:04 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), CommRel-Design
Rfarrand added a comment to T219622: Design hackathon table signs.

GREAT! This is wonderful. I am so excited to use these in Stockholm. :) :) & Glad that you will be there to see them live in action :)

May 15 2019, 9:03 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), CommRel-Design
Rfarrand updated the task description for T216259: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 Opening .
May 15 2019, 8:47 AM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
Rfarrand updated subscribers of T216259: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 Opening .

Thank you @MMiller_WMF, does not make a difference to me. :) Just choose your one person and let me know.
@josephine_l will be speaking about Mobile contributions, yay!
We do not have a representative from Tools for teaching yet, @Ragesoss would you be up for it?

May 15 2019, 8:35 AM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019

May 14 2019

Rfarrand added a comment to T219199: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 volunteer group: Photos.

opps, let me know if you prefer if I tag your volunteer or staff account

May 14 2019, 5:42 PM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
Rfarrand added a comment to T219199: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 volunteer group: Photos.

@Ckoerner, the group photo is scheduled for 13:30 Saturday.
We can come up with the location idea on Friday.
Do we have a specific person identified to take the photo or we still need that?

May 14 2019, 5:42 PM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
Rfarrand added a comment to T222827: WMHack19: TechCom office hour, live edition.

Hi @daniel can you provide some links, background & current issues being work on for the TechCom?

May 14 2019, 3:49 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, TechCom
Rfarrand added a comment to T219797: WMHack19 Focus Area: Tool for teaching with Wikipedia.

Would anyone like to very briefly (60-90 seconds) present during the hackathon opening around plans this focus area?
If yes, please comment with the person's name and the focus area title here: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T216259
In order to make it accessible to all participants, assume your audience knows nothing about your project, your focus area, or wikimedia community/foundation structure and roles.

May 14 2019, 3:19 PM · International-Developer-Events, Developer-Advocacy, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
Rfarrand added a comment to T219796: WMHack19 Focus Area: Mobile contributions to Wikimedia Commons.

Would anyone like to very briefly (60-90 seconds) present during the hackathon opening around plans this focus area?
If yes, please comment with the person's name and the focus area title here: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T216259
In order to make it accessible to all participants, assume your audience knows nothing about your project, your focus area, or wikimedia community/foundation structure and roles.

May 14 2019, 3:19 PM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, Developer-Advocacy
Rfarrand added a comment to T219795: WMHack19 Focus Area: New editor experiences.

Would anyone like to very briefly (60-90 seconds) present during the hackathon opening around plans this focus area?
If yes, please comment with the person's name and the focus area title here: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T216259
In order to make it accessible to all participants, assume your audience knows nothing about your project, your focus area, or wikimedia community/foundation structure and roles.

May 14 2019, 3:19 PM · International-Developer-Events, Developer-Advocacy, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
Rfarrand added a comment to T219608: Move #International-Developer-Events under #Events_Team.

Yes!

May 14 2019, 1:05 PM · Project-Admins
Rfarrand updated the task description for T216259: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 Opening .
May 14 2019, 11:03 AM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
Rfarrand updated subscribers of T219199: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 volunteer group: Photos.

@CKoerner_WMF
Green lanyards = photos OK
Orange lanyards = no photos

May 14 2019, 11:00 AM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
Nicolas_Raoul awarded T219796: WMHack19 Focus Area: Mobile contributions to Wikimedia Commons a Love token.
May 14 2019, 2:29 AM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, Developer-Advocacy

May 13 2019

Rfarrand added a comment to T219498: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 Mentoring Program .

Also - can we really do mentor matching and project matching each in 30 min?

May 13 2019, 12:23 PM · International-Developer-Events, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization
Rfarrand updated subscribers of T219498: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 Mentoring Program .

Hey @WMDE-Fisch @Halfak @srishakatux @Harej :
I made a few changes.....

  1. please read this task's description and edit it for clarity
  2. please read the Friday morning program and edit for clarity: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2019/Program#Friday,_17_May:_Hackathon_starts
  3. I decided it might make sense to simplify things and remove the "skill share overview" session. we can briefly cover this in the opening and I am already having enough trouble clearly verbalizing the plan for Friday morning that this is just adding some complexity. Is this OK?
May 13 2019, 12:22 PM · International-Developer-Events, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization
Rfarrand updated the task description for T219498: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 Mentoring Program .
May 13 2019, 12:02 PM · International-Developer-Events, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization
Rfarrand added a comment to T219622: Design hackathon table signs.

Ah yeah, moo was exactly what I was thinking. yes, maybe two sizes would be great if it is not too much trouble. :)

May 13 2019, 8:29 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), CommRel-Design
Rfarrand added a comment to T221394: Wikimania Hackathon Focus Area: Small Wiki Toolkits.

@Bmueller perfect, thank you! If you would like me to edit the text here at all (not sure if that wiki is locked to editing): https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019:Hackathon , I guess not everyone will click the link.
let me know and I can make the change!

May 13 2019, 8:09 AM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimania-Hackathon-2019

May 11 2019

Rfarrand added a comment to T222943: Discussion between WikiEdu Dashboard developers and users.

@Ragesoss will you be here on Friday for this session?

May 11 2019, 2:15 PM · User-Urbanecm, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
Rfarrand updated subscribers of T222943: Discussion between WikiEdu Dashboard developers and users.
May 11 2019, 2:15 PM · User-Urbanecm, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
Rfarrand added a comment to T220212: Wikimedia Technical Conference 2019: Discussion .

Thanks everyone, I will make sure these comments get onto the agenda for the next TechConf program committee (PC) meeting and ask that the PC communicates back onto this task around everything. :)

May 11 2019, 5:15 AM · International-Developer-Events

May 10 2019

kzimmerman awarded T219199: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 volunteer group: Photos a Yellow Medal token.
May 10 2019, 4:41 PM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019

May 8 2019

Rfarrand added a comment to T219622: Design hackathon table signs.

I guess one request I have (I hope this does not cause too much work!?) is it possible to move the racconicorn images to smaller numbers. We will not always have 50 tables - but it would be great to alway have racoonicorns... So maybe the first names can be those images and some of the other random animal images can make up the last 15-20 numbers?

May 8 2019, 10:24 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), CommRel-Design
Rfarrand added a comment to T219622: Design hackathon table signs.

Yes! And this looks great. :)
In case we print these to be slightly smaller than regular paper size, is it hard to make the animal images just a little bit larger so that they would not become too tiny in cases where we might choose to do 8.5 x 5.5 or something?

May 8 2019, 10:22 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), CommRel-Design

May 2 2019

Rfarrand added a comment to T221394: Wikimania Hackathon Focus Area: Small Wiki Toolkits.

@srishakatux & @Bmueller: Hello, we will be opening general registration for wikimania sometime between May 13-15. Can you please make sure to update this task description with more details by then?
Thanks!

May 2 2019, 7:44 PM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimania-Hackathon-2019

May 1 2019

Rfarrand added a comment to T216261: Introduction to Phabricator .

@Aklapper Klara requested it Saturday so the group of Czech folks who will only be there foe Saturday can join. Is that OK by you? :)

May 1 2019, 2:07 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019)

Apr 30 2019

Rfarrand added a comment to T219498: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 Mentoring Program .

@Aklapper Does this time work for you:
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2019/Program#Saturday%2C_18_May%3A_Hacking_all_day%21

Apr 30 2019, 2:58 PM · International-Developer-Events, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization

Apr 27 2019

Rfarrand triaged T222005: Re-think general hackathon summary as Normal priority.
Apr 27 2019, 12:28 AM · International-Developer-Events, Developer-Advocacy
Rfarrand created T222005: Re-think general hackathon summary .
Apr 27 2019, 12:28 AM · International-Developer-Events, Developer-Advocacy
Rfarrand added a comment to T219498: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 Mentoring Program .

Also, do we need an introduction to phabricator session? Or will mentors teach that skillset?
It seems to have been pretty popular in the past / when would be a good time to hold this?

Apr 27 2019, 12:15 AM · International-Developer-Events, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization
Rfarrand added a comment to T219202: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 volunteer group: Technical help desk .

@debt a few notes:

Apr 27 2019, 12:12 AM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
Rfarrand closed T200935: Technical Help Desk at Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 in Prague as Resolved.

This is being done:
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T219202

Apr 27 2019, 12:04 AM · International-Developer-Events

Apr 26 2019

Rfarrand added a comment to T216740: Advanced search syntax for newbies.

Hello! The program is now open for scheduling. Please go ahead and add your session here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2019/Program#Program
Following these instructions: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2019/Program#How_to_schedule_a_session

Apr 26 2019, 11:59 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
Rfarrand added a comment to T221293: PAWS - How it works, what can it do, where can we take it?.

Hello! The program is now open for scheduling. Please go ahead and add your session here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2019/Program#Program
Following these instructions: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2019/Program#How_to_schedule_a_session

Apr 26 2019, 11:58 PM · PAWS, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
Rfarrand added a comment to T220123: Workshop on project ideas for new editors experiences.

Hello! The program is now open for scheduling. Please go ahead and add your session here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2019/Program#Program
Following these instructions: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2019/Program#How_to_schedule_a_session

Apr 26 2019, 11:58 PM · User-Urbanecm, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
Rfarrand added a comment to T216630: Code Health Metrics working group, CI codehealth pipeline, and SonarQube.

Hello! The program is now open for scheduling. Please go ahead and add your session here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2019/Program#Program
Following these instructions: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2019/Program#How_to_schedule_a_session

Apr 26 2019, 11:58 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-zeljkofilipin, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, Code-Health-Metrics
Rfarrand added a comment to T216303: Introduction to Wikimedia Cloud Services session.

Hello! The program is now open for scheduling. Please go ahead and add your session here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2019/Program#Program
Following these instructions: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2019/Program#How_to_schedule_a_session

Apr 26 2019, 11:57 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
Rfarrand added a comment to T219547: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019: Design a flowchart .

Yay!!!
This went out in our email to participants on Thursday and now!!:
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2019/Mentoring_Program#Helpful_Flowchart_for_your_first_day!

Apr 26 2019, 11:29 PM · International-Developer-Events, CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, CommRel-Design
Rfarrand added a comment to T219623: Design Hackathon Demographics Slide (customizable).

Ah yeah, totally see what you mean. Yeahhh its tough, the pink looks better but I think I will stick with the green anyways just to be safe. :)
I REALLY like it.

Apr 26 2019, 11:21 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), CommRel-Design
Rfarrand updated the task description for T219498: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 Mentoring Program .
Apr 26 2019, 11:01 PM · International-Developer-Events, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization
Rfarrand updated the task description for T219498: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 Mentoring Program .
Apr 26 2019, 10:58 PM · International-Developer-Events, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization
Rfarrand updated the task description for T219498: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 Mentoring Program .
Apr 26 2019, 10:57 PM · International-Developer-Events, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization
Rfarrand updated subscribers of T219498: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 Mentoring Program .

@Halfak & @WMDE-Fisch how long do you think the wikimedia technology overview / poster creation session phase should be? Would 30 min be enough? @srishakatux do you need a specific amount of time for that session or have any changes to propose to it this year?

Apr 26 2019, 10:56 PM · International-Developer-Events, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization
Rfarrand updated the task description for T219498: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 Mentoring Program .
Apr 26 2019, 10:44 PM · International-Developer-Events, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization
Rfarrand updated the task description for T219498: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 Mentoring Program .
Apr 26 2019, 10:39 PM · International-Developer-Events, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization

Apr 24 2019

Rfarrand moved T219418: Wikimania Hackathon Phabricator session(s) from Backlog to Session Idea on the Wikimania-Hackathon-2019 board.
Apr 24 2019, 11:11 PM · Developer-Advocacy (Jul-Sep 2019), International-Developer-Events, Wikimania-Hackathon-2019
Rfarrand added a comment to T221394: Wikimania Hackathon Focus Area: Small Wiki Toolkits.

@Bmueller & @srishakatux: start working here! :)

Apr 24 2019, 5:15 PM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimania-Hackathon-2019
Rfarrand added a comment to T219198: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 volunteer group: Blog .

Thats great @Jdlrobson, @srishakatux can provide more details - but generally any blog post about anything you did, found interesting, or thought should be highlighted at the event will work.
We compile a list of blog posts and keep them all in one location on the event's wiki so that anyone can read individual people's accounts of the event.
So I guess there is no specific target and that is up to you.

Apr 24 2019, 3:54 PM · International-Developer-Events, User-Jdlrobson, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
Rfarrand added a comment to T219547: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019: Design a flowchart .

Sounds good :)

Apr 24 2019, 3:38 PM · International-Developer-Events, CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, CommRel-Design
Rfarrand added a comment to T219547: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019: Design a flowchart .

Agree with @Aklapper :)

Apr 24 2019, 2:27 PM · International-Developer-Events, CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, CommRel-Design
SandraF_WMF awarded T219547: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019: Design a flowchart a Yellow Medal token.
Apr 24 2019, 7:16 AM · International-Developer-Events, CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, CommRel-Design

Apr 23 2019

srishakatux awarded T219547: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019: Design a flowchart a Love token.
Apr 23 2019, 7:15 PM · International-Developer-Events, CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, CommRel-Design
Aklapper awarded T219547: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019: Design a flowchart a Love token.
Apr 23 2019, 6:07 PM · International-Developer-Events, CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, CommRel-Design
Rfarrand added a comment to T219547: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019: Design a flowchart .

THIS IS PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can you add it to Wikimedia Commons!? Thank you!!!

Apr 23 2019, 2:41 PM · International-Developer-Events, CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, CommRel-Design
Rfarrand added a comment to T219623: Design Hackathon Demographics Slide (customizable).

oooooo! That is super excellent! :)

Apr 23 2019, 2:39 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), CommRel-Design
Rfarrand added a comment to T219622: Design hackathon table signs.

For consistency I am thinking to use either a square or a circle to crop the photos/illustration that you provided. Is that ok with you?

Totally, whatever you think is best :)

Apr 23 2019, 2:31 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), CommRel-Design
WMDE-Fisch awarded T219547: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019: Design a flowchart a Love token.
Apr 23 2019, 9:32 AM · International-Developer-Events, CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, CommRel-Design

Apr 18 2019

Rfarrand added a comment to T221394: Wikimania Hackathon Focus Area: Small Wiki Toolkits.

This task is now linked from the Wikimania 2019 Hackathon page! :)

Apr 18 2019, 5:40 PM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimania-Hackathon-2019
Rfarrand triaged T221394: Wikimania Hackathon Focus Area: Small Wiki Toolkits as Normal priority.
Apr 18 2019, 5:31 PM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimania-Hackathon-2019

Apr 17 2019

Rfarrand added a comment to T219211: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 volunteer group: Fun!.

After a first review, 42 people have offered to bring fun stuff to the event!
We have jugglers, knitters, board gamers, lots of folks brining local food, musicians, people needing indoor and outdoor space to teach skills, and many more fun things.

Apr 17 2019, 11:01 PM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
Rfarrand added a comment to T219623: Design Hackathon Demographics Slide (customizable).

Is the ratio of mentors and newcomers usually about the same? Do you have edge cases where there are only a few mentors?

Sometimes we will have more mentors, sometimes we will have more newcomers and other times they will be equal. its hard to predict. In this year's case we have more mentors than people wanting a mentor, but we have more people attending their first hackathon than every before.

Apr 17 2019, 7:59 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), CommRel-Design