Re: [Wikimedia-l] First _draft_ goals for WMF engineering/product

2014-07-03 Thread Erik Moeller
On Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 10:19 AM, Michael Peel em...@mikepeel.net wrote: I am worried by how short-term the current plans/goals are, though. I know that a lot of work that the engineering department does, particularly with regards software, which can only be planned on a quarterly basis to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First _draft_ goals for WMF engineering/product

2014-06-29 Thread Michael Peel
Hi Erik, Thanks for sharing this update. It looks like a move in a good direction for WMF's engineering. I am worried by how short-term the current plans/goals are, though. I know that a lot of work that the engineering department does, particularly with regards software, which can only be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First _draft_ goals for WMF engineering/product

2014-06-27 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Erik Moeller, 27/06/2014 03:55: As an update on the goals process for WMF engineering, we've begun fleshing out out the top priorities for the first quarter. This has already been an interesting and useful exercise, I feel. Those are indeed goals which need help from everyone who can. Which

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First _draft_ goals for WMF engineering/product

2014-06-27 Thread David Goodman
I'm delighted to see a document that is clear enough to encourage useful comments from non-techies (on some parts of it) I have 5, at increasing levels of specificity 1) At least in the US, the need for increasing contributions by underrepresented groups is not limited to women. Various ethnic

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First _draft_ goals for WMF engineering/product

2014-06-27 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 3:55 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: My favourite toy to this purpose is Kiwix: * download a recent file for your favourite wiki at http://download.kiwix.org/zim/wikipedia/ , * download Kiwix to open it http://download.kiwix.org/nightly/bin/latest/ ,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First _draft_ goals for WMF engineering/product

2014-06-27 Thread Subramanya Sastry
On 06/27/2014 01:51 PM, C. Scott Ananian wrote: On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 3:55 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: My favourite toy to this purpose is Kiwix: * download a recent file for your favourite wiki at http://download.kiwix.org/zim/wikipedia/ , * download Kiwix to open it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First _draft_ goals for WMF engineering/product

2014-06-26 Thread Erik Moeller
As an update on the goals process for WMF engineering, we've begun fleshing out out the top priorities for the first quarter. Going forward, we'll aim to call out the top priorities for each quarter as we approach it, to create more shared visibility into the most urgent and high-impact projects

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First _draft_ goals for WMF engineering/product

2014-06-25 Thread Erik Moeller
On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 10:28 AM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: Can you describe how specific engineering projects are helping to address the gender gap? Do you typically review user-facing projects with the gender gap specifically in mind? I notice that while there is a FOSS outreach

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First _draft_ goals for WMF engineering/product

2014-06-23 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Nathan, 23/06/2014 19:28: it would be nice to see gender-gap related goals within VisualEditor Cf. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Gender_micro-survey Nemo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First _draft_ goals for WMF engineering/product

2014-06-17 Thread James Salsman
Erik Moeller wrote: ... My own focus will be on fleshing out the overall narrative, aligning around organization-wide objectives, and helping to manage scope Steven Walling wrote: The Wikimedia Foundation does not write nor edit content on Wikipedia Newyorkbrad wrote: ... The