First, thanks to John Vandenberg for considering co-mentoring the
accuracy review project for the Indonesian Wikipedia. I think he would
be an excellent co-mentor. But ideally I also hope to also obtain at
least one co-mentor from WMF engineering, design, or education
divisions, and a co-mentor
Personal opinion: as I recall, a big chunk of that scorn came from WMF
engineers. I appreciate it wasn't your intent, but the way you're phrasing
things here makes it look very much like you're saying 'hey, I bumped your
salary, throw some of your time my way' - which is not how it works. Ideas
When the community and the developers are to be more involved, I want to
share with you the kind of discussions we have far, far away in Wikidata
land. There are a few thing you must know.
- most subjects are not covered in any Wikipedia
- we want to link to subjects that are not
Rachel diCerbo wrote:
Community Engagement is continuously considering effective ways of
interacting with you around product development and would love your
suggestions. What kinds of communications from WMF would you like to see?
Please volunteer to co-mentor my GSoC proposal:
As a very involved Wikimedian I do not get anything out of your approach.
It is obvious that you care about the VisualEditor because you have self
nominated it. That is fine. I do not care either about it so you already
lost me. Given that this is the Wikimedia list and not the Wikipedia
I think the goal with this message is to kick off a deeper, more meaningful
engagement between engineering and the various communities that use
MediaWiki. But it's hard to see how the message will move the needle. It's
jargony, as if aimed at an audience of software developers. The mechanisms
Regarding criteria, there is a list of objectives for VisualEditor to
achieve for this quarter in Phabricator , so all tasks which do not
allow reaching those objectives should be nominated as blockers, as
explained on Mediawiki .
In these Triage meetings, we are seeking the
We are changing our engineering processes to improve how we engage with you --
our valued contributors and editors -- around software development.
We are beginning with the collaborative buildout and deployment of
VisualEditor. We are moving community engagement processes
On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 12:31 PM, Damon Sicore dsic...@wikimedia.org wrote:
We are changing our engineering processes to improve how we engage with you
-- our valued contributors and editors -- around software development.
We are beginning with the collaborative buildout
(Sorry for spamming and cross-posting; figured that some people would
find this helpful to pass along.)
Starting sometime Friday (today), I am vacationing and will be offline
till August 16th. In my absence, here's whom to contact about:
* Developer Access queue for Git, Gerrit, and
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