The report is here > https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/New_Developers/Quarterly/2018-04
Wed, Apr 18
I would like to work on this task!
Tue, Apr 17
Fri, Apr 13
Part 1 of the newcomer bot is coming up in shape. Part 1 was about adding a reviewer ("first-time-contributor") to a changeset submitted by a first-time contributor and uploading a welcome message as well.
Thu, Apr 12
Mon, Apr 2
Thu, Mar 29
@Aklapper Looks good! If this will be used by other folks (such as event organizers, scholarship committee members, etc.), a few minor instructions steps could be added:
- In the context of CSV, how to format it, sort the data by the number of patchsets, remove the rows in which the no of patchsets is less than 5, etc.
- Perhaps, a quick way (e.g. via shell script command) to construct query string with "author_name."
Wed, Mar 28
Closing this task as we no longer need it.. also because communicating with co-admin and other mentors via email.
- Weekly reports: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Outreachy/Round_15/Bi-weekly_Reports
- Link to the videos from the Outreachy Round 15 Project Showcase:
Tue, Mar 27
Mon, Mar 26
One of the lessons learned here: it is tough to retain newcomers from developer events. On the other hand, it may not be reasonable to keep our target for retaining newcomers from developer events as 10% (which is tough to achieve). Keeping this in mind, we are revising our expectations for goals like these, making changes to the mentoring program, and some of these details/ changes might be reflected in the "International developer events" annual program which is now on meta.
Some of the ideas/ discussion points highlighted in this short-term plan were highlighted/ used in the framing of the "Onboarding new developers" annual program for fiscal year 2018/19. Resolving this task for now!
Fri, Mar 23
Thu, Mar 22
@ssaluja16 Good to learn that you've got a chance to view the tutorials. Some of the next steps in the task description are:
- Download and setup MediaWiki using Vagrant
- Install and try the above mentioned extensions: WikiLove, MultimediaViewer and MassMessage
- Take a look at easy tasks related to OOUI
- Talk to us here, or on IRC: #wikimedia-dev or #wikimedia-editing
@Aklapper Keeping in mind that let's not create another tool and investigate solutions that not become a one person thingy, here is a thought (not new though, it has been mentioned elsewhere too T73357: Add a welcome bot to Gerrit for first time contributors):
Mar 21 2018
Mar 20 2018
@Eileenmcnaughton I think you could make the best decision here in which organization this project would best fit in. Also, it is a good idea, for now, to submit the proposal to both organizations. For the formalities then, you could add the project to the featured list here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/2018, and point Saurabh to follow Wikimedia's participant's guidelines https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/Participants (most important is Step 9 in the application process steps https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/Participants#Application_process_steps). If Saurabh has further questions, feel free to connect me with him. Thanks!
@Aklapper Yes, this is not from the project featured in the list. My sense is that @Eileenmcnaughton and Saurabh have been jointly discussing this idea and might submit the proposal to the CiviCRM organization with WMF as a supporting org.
You mean Jesus the God or they are one of our collaborators at Bitergia? :P
Mar 19 2018
Mar 16 2018
@ssaluja16 Thanks for your interest! Please see the "Get started" section in the task description for microtasks.
@Ragesoss sounds good! I misunderstood this..
Mar 15 2018
Survey sent to 51 volunteer developers, the results of which will be included in T186517.
Mar 14 2018
@Fz-29 Glad to have you onboard! :) Please add your name to the list of mentors in the task description and on the MediaWiki GSoC page. Thank you for willing to mentor!