Thu, Jul 20
@Elitre we did! :)
Wed, Jul 19
Thanks to @egalvezwmf for giving such helpful feedback on the survey, sharing notes from our meeting below:
Tue, Jul 18
Fri, Jul 14
Maybe it is time to create a task about having a page under Featured Projects targeted to university teachers and students interested in final career projects?
IMO not under Featured Projects, but at some point, we should recycle this page https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Starter_kit to serve workshop organizers, university teachers, etc.. add information about Featured Projects, include presentation materials, videos, etc. that will help them carry out this work.
Thu, Jul 13
While Ed from CE is reviewing this task, the only thing we need to agree on this task before @Qgil is on vacation -- what timeframe to consider to measure both quantitative & qualitative stuff?
- How many new developers did we onboard and retain from the developer outreach programs and events in the last quarter?
I cannot query that via Gerrit or wikimedia.biterg.io.
I would not necessarily want to throw yet another link into the mix
Agreed! Retook a look at the page, and realized, growing another tulip in the field will not help. Even though revamping the MediaWiki homepage is a distant dream right now, I will think about some ideas for re-touching a bit all the sections that are all taking us to sometimes same & sometimes confusing venues. And, the "Development" sidebar.. the one in small fonts that my eyes behind big glasses were not able to recognize yet, could indeed be the first small, easy task of this task :P
Wed, Jul 12
From measuring perspective, as per discussion in T163440, we know there is no automated way to do so.
Tue, Jul 11
As discussed with Quim, removing myself as an assignee from this task.
Personalized emails and the rest of the plan sound great!
All this looks like a solid plan! :) Adding a few thoughts below, warning.. some of the stuff might be beyond the scope of this task but a related discussion:
Between now and until two weeks before the hackathon, the information on the hackathon page could be all under one section (adapting from the Wikimania Hackathon page). Something like:
Fri, Jul 7
- Description Kiwix is an offline reader for Wikipedia web content
- Project URL http://www.kiwix.org/
- Skills required Java (android app), Swift (IOS app)
- Get in touch #kiwix on irc.freenode.net
- Tasks are in the list below
In the context of featured projects and list prepared for T169709, a few thoughts, and noticings:
- For the newsletter extension, I couldn’t find any easy tasks that are ready to be claimed. Tony will look into this he said.
- For Kiwix and Huggle, what we currently have linked to the repository from the New Developers page, don’t appear to have newcomer-friendly tasks available and there is less activity in them. I found their other repository links useful. I’ve added links to the tasks tagged with "enhancement" label for now (as they appeared easy to get started with, but there might be others too). Perhaps, it would be good to check with maintainers what repository link (with tasks tagged with certain labels) would they recommend, developer docs, etc.
- We could also try to encourage maintainers to have a few tasks available with a #newcomer-friendly or similar label. A few good examples are here:
- Some of the projects from T169709 could be our featured projects once we check with mentors/ maintainers.
Thu, Jul 6
Okay, replaced big with span element, but keeping the text as of the same size it was before
Tue, Jul 4
Mostly done here with a new template that I borrowed from the Wikimedia Resource Center > https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:SSethi_(WMF)/Sandbox.
Planning to do a quick iteration before the final move.
I like the new design better than this >
Any final thoughts? :)
Mon, Jul 3
+1 to @Qgil's ideas!
Fri, Jun 30
Notes from meeting with Maria & James today:
Took a while to grasp... but quite interesting stuff and so well documented!
Thu, Jun 29
Wed, Jun 28
If someone is willing to be a point-of-contact for the MetaWiki-Gadgets than I think it would be good for this project to live as a component on Phabricator. Also, then issues on it would become a useful resource for our Annoying little bugs page and for the task list of the upcoming hackathon.
Tue, Jun 27
- Re-organized the admin page for GSOC https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/Admins
- For Outreachy the new page is here https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Outreachy/Admins
- Modified Participants pages for both GSOC/Outreachy (now following a similar format for instruction sections from admins pages above), and added a new 'Accepted Participants' section.
Thu, Jun 22
As @Mine0901 requested in the IRC meeting some feedback from fellow candidates on the document she is working on... First, it is very impressive, and all pieces are coming together very well :)
Jun 22 2017
I tweaked that a bit, and you can revert whatever you like.
Thank you very much for adding the changes above and overall feedback, all very helpful! :)
Jun 21 2017
Logs from first meeting are here
Jun 19 2017
Jun 17 2017
Summary of our involvement in promotion of community wishlist (CW) tasks and lessons learned for wrapping this up
Jun 16 2017
First meeting is on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017, 17:00 UTC. Mentors and students have been notified.
Jun 14 2017
Doodle poll shared with all participants for the first meeting > https://beta.doodle.com/poll/d6sztgd4r3fm9bzs