[Wikitech-ambassadors] Announcing a new sister project! Welcome, Abstract Wikipedia

2020-07-02 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hello everyone.

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees has recently approved a new
sister project, temporarily titled "Abstract Wikipedia" [1]. Its goal is to
generate baseline encyclopedic content in a multilingual fashion, allowing
more contributors and more readers to share more knowledge in more
languages.

*Please help us translate the announcement on Meta [2] in your language(s).
We'll be waiting some days for translations to be completed before
proceeding with a Mass Message announcement to all the wikis.

**If you can, please also consider starting or completing translations of
the main project page itself [1].

*Please, help us spread the word locally on your favorite wikis to get your
community involved in this new endeavour.

*Finally, please join the dedicated mailing list [3] for future updates if
you're interested.

Thank you!

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Abstract_Wikipedia

[2]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Abstract_Wikipedia/June_2020_announcement

[3] https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/abstract-wikipedia

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Re: [Wikitech-ambassadors] Ready for translation: Editing News #1—2018

2018-03-02 Thread Erica Litrenta
OK, it took a while to remember how all of this is done...
but now the bulletin has been delivered in 20+ languages to hundreds of
community pages and members \o/

Thanks all.
Praying hands emojis, and a happy weekend, to all of you.
Don't hesitate to use the newsletter's or my talk page if you have
questions, comments. etc.

E.

On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 11:12 AM, Erica Litrenta <elitre...@wikimedia.org>
wrote:

> Hello everyone!
>
> Assuming that I did everything right (it's been a while...), the first
> issue of the year of the Editing newsletter is now open to translations!
>
> Current issue:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2018/February
>
> Direct translation link:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translate=page-
> VisualEditor%2FNewsletter%2F2018%2FFebruary=page=
>
>
> This will be delivered to hundreds of curious community members around the
> world (wanna get it as well? See [1]), in addition to a list of relevant
> pages on most WMF wikis [2]. I plan to send it on Friday, at the end of my
> work day in Central Europe.
>
> Best,
> Elitre (WMF)
>
>
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/Wikis_with_VE
>
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> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Elitre_(WMF)
>
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[Wikitech-ambassadors] Ready for translation: Editing News #1—2018

2018-02-27 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hello everyone!

Assuming that I did everything right (it's been a while...), the first
issue of the year of the Editing newsletter is now open to translations!

Current issue:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2018/February

Direct translation link:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translate=page-VisualEditor%2FNewsletter%2F2018%2FFebruary=page=


This will be delivered to hundreds of curious community members around the
world (wanna get it as well? See [1]), in addition to a list of relevant
pages on most WMF wikis [2]. I plan to send it on Friday, at the end of my
work day in Central Europe.

Best,
Elitre (WMF)


[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/Wikis_with_VE

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Re: [Wikitech-ambassadors] Replacing Tidy on Wikimedia wikis, second wave

2018-02-06 Thread Erica Litrenta
/Help_talk:Extension:Linter
> 3. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Extension:Linter
> 4. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Parsing/Replacing_Tidy/FAQ
> 5. https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T175706
> 6. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Parsing/Replacing_Tidy/Linter/Stats
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>
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[Wikitech-ambassadors] Tech ambassadors, "take two"

2017-12-15 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hello everyone.
For some of you, this is a "cross post".

You may recall previous emails from me a few months ago, inviting to
conversations about the roles of tech ambassadors (and tech
translators; although we are temporarily focusing a bit more on the
first group, as an outcome of those conversations).
Now that the pool of interested people has become larger, we can dive
into those again.
You're from a smaller community, or you haven't given your
availability as currently active ambassador yet? So what, we still
want to hear from you.
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/Ambassadors/List

1) Are there further thoughts on the role itself? I hope the questions
on Meta can help spark them. Please weigh in at
*https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Tech/Ambassadors/List#Tech_ambassadors,_take_2
*.

2) How about we try and organise future collective work in a
Phabricator workboard?
*https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Tech/Ambassadors/List#A_Phab_workboard_for_us?
* has all the details to explore this proposal.

3) Finally, you are welcome to comment at
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T177923 if you happen to have
suggestions for the Community Liaisons team, currently wondering how
to measure "Wiki projects requesting beta features and other early
deployments".

We hope to be able to host a live discussion in early 2018; until
then, we're looking forward to hearing from you on Meta!

All the best,
Elitre (on behalf of the Community Liaisons)
PS: More on the "take" concept: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take#Film

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Re: [Wikitech-ambassadors] We want to hear from you about the roles of tech ambassadors and tech translators!

2017-09-08 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hello everyone!

If you are curious to see what we learned from discussing the topic of
tech ambassadors and translators with you, head to
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Technical_Collaboration/Community_collaboration_in_product_development/Tech_ambassadors_and_translators#Feedback_period_is_over
to find out.

We'll work towards having very active wikis covered by at least one
tech ambassadors each, so this is another reminder to please add your
name to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/Ambassadors/List , and/or
to tell other people who you know would be great in that role to
please sign up.
Once this list is big enough, we'll start having focused conversations
with the interested people.
(Still, don't forget about the translators' table at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/Translators/List ! )

Thanks for participating so far, have a great weekend, and talk to you soon,

Erica


On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 9:55 PM, Erica Litrenta <elitre...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> hey all,
>
> On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 3:16 PM, Erica Litrenta <elitre...@wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
>>
>> (A translated version of this message may be available at Meta.)
>>
>>
>> Greetings everyone,
>>
>>
>> Wikimedia Foundation’s community liaisons want to continue improving the
>> collaboration between WMF software development teams and our communities. We
>> want to include more and more diverse people to work together in friendly
>> environments. For this goal, tech ambassadors and tech translators play a
>> crucial role. How can we support them (you!) better?
>>
>>
>> We would like to strengthen the roles of tech ambassadors and tech
>> translators. Make these roles more visible to new potential volunteers, more
>> enjoyable to contribute to, and more recognized across the Wikimedia
>> movement.
>>
>>
>> For this reason, we are calling current and prospective contributors to
>> help us define not only a solid definition of the roles, but also related
>> metrics that we will adopt as part of our Key Performance Indicators. We
>> will also explore pain points and opportunities for improvement in the
>> workflow of these roles. This activity has already started with a review of
>> Tech News as a way to effectively disseminate technical information, and
>> will continue with a review of other major product newsletters, among other
>> things.
>>
>>
>> We are sharing a draft of role definitions and KPIs. Of course, the end
>> result might be much different, depending on your input!
>>
>>
>
> This is both a gentle reminder to provide your thoughts on the page linked
> below or come to our little gathering at Wikimania in 2 days (there may be
> candies...), and a heads-up that the CE department table is now n.13 (keep
> an eye on https://wikimania2017.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Village ).
>
> Talk to you soon!
>
>
>>
>> The feedback period goes from Tuesday, August 8th to the 22nd. (Rest
>> assured that even if we may not be able to reply to each message, we will
>> read and consider all of them.)
>>
>> You have the opportunity to share your thoughts in the following ways:
>>
>> Online, in the 2 megathreads at
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Technical_Collaboration/Community_collaboration_in_product_development/Tech_ambassadors_and_translators
>> ;
>>
>> Online, by replying privately (not to the list, please!) to this message;
>>
>> In person at Wikimania this week, by meeting us on Saturday 12, 3-3:45pm,
>> in Salon 2, level 2 of the venue for a focused chat. Please help us spread
>> the word, as this meeting is not featured on the Programme! (maybe retweet
>> this?);
>>
>> In person, by meeting us at the Community Engagement table (#1 in map) in
>> Wikimania’s Community Village.
>>
>>
>> If you're already onboard with being more involved, testing new features,
>> giving or gathering feedback on more complicated issues, and generally being
>> your community's hero, just sign up instead in the tables:
>>
>> active tech ambassadors - active tech translators .
>>
>> We are looking forward to seeing where this will lead all of us!
>>
>>
>> Elitre,
>>
>> Senior Community Liaison
>>
>> Technical Collaboration team
>>
>>
>> PS: I'm about to jump on planes to Montreal: I plan to spread the word
>> about the initiative above in other venues (such as specific pages on Meta)
>> soon.
>>
>>
>>
>> Mail priva di virus. www.avast.com
>
>



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[Wikitech-ambassadors] Fwd: Followup (Re: Tidy will be replaced by RemexHTML on Wikimedia wikis latest by June 2018)

2017-08-10 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hey all, if you are not watching
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Parsing/Get_involved (and you should!),
here's an update that Subbu wanted to share with all of us about the
progress on the current initiative to fix wikitext patterns that behave
differently with RemexHTML.
Some wikis have really taken action, so that's good!, but some big
communities (notably enwp) are really behind...
As a reminder, the numbers you'll see in some dashboards do *not* mean you
need to fix millions of pages: most of the times you'll fix one template
and most if not all of them will be gone.
Also: if you want to support the communities in figuring out what's to be
done, note that
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Parsing/Replacing_Tidy/FAQ#What_will_editors_need_to_do.3F
is marked for translation, but you could probably focus just on section 5
(the one I linked).
Finally, the team is always, always available for questions and
clarifications. Just leave a message on the talk for the FAQ page ;)

Best,
Elitre

 Forwarded Message 
Subject: Followup (Re: Tidy will be replaced by RemexHTML on Wikimedia
wikis latest by June 2018)
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:42:31 -0400
From: Subramanya Sastry  
To: Wikimedia developers 


On 07/06/2017 08:02 AM, Subramanya Sastry wrote:
>
> TL;DR
> -
> The Parsing team wants to replace Tidy with a RemexHTML-based solution on the
> Wikimedia cluster by June 2018. This will require editors to fix pages and
> templates to address wikitext patterns that behave differently with
> RemexHTML.  Please see 'What editors will need to do' section on the Tidy
> replacement FAQ [1].
>
..
>
> 9. Monitoring progress
> --
> In order to monitor progress, we plan to do a weekly (or some such periodic
> frequency) test run that compares the rendering of pages with Tidy and with
> RemexHTML on a large sample of pages (in the 50K range) from a large subset
> of Wikimedia wikis (~50 or so).  This will give us a pulse of how fixups are
> going, and when we might be able to flip the switch on different wikis.

I wanted to post some followups on this.

1. We have a revived dashboard that tracks linter error counts on wikis
   for all linter categories.

   See https://tools.wmflabs.org/wikitext-deprecation/

2. We track the error counts as they change and publish weekly snapshots
   comparing counts to a July 24th baseline (which is when I first
   started collecting stats)

   See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Parsing/Replacing_Tidy/Linter/Stats

3. We also have a pixel-diffs test run (previously called visual diffs)
   that compares page rendering with Tidy and with RemexHTML. The test
   set has 73K pages sampled from 60 wikis. These diffs more accurately
   reflect what kind of rendering differences we can expect to see if
   pages are not fixed.

   See http://mw-expt-tests.wmflabs.org/

4. Based on the runs above, I identified one more high priority linter
   category which is a Tidy whitespace bug and needs to be fixed (expect
   mostly templates, especially navboxes based on what I've seen in the
   test run above). Once the code is reviewed and deployed to the
   cluster, we'll start populating this category.

   See https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/371068/ and
https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/371071/

Thanks,
Subbu.
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[Wikitech-ambassadors] Replacement of Tidy on WMF wikis, and how you can help

2017-07-06 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hi all, apologies for the cross-posting!

How to read this post?
--
* For those without time to read lengthy technical emails,
  read the TL;DR section.
* For those who don't care about all the details but want to
  help with this project, you can read sections 1 and 2 about Tidy,
  and then skip to section 7.
* For those who like all their details, read the post in its entirety,
  and follow the links.

Please ask follow up questions on wiki *on the FAQ’s talk page* [0]. If you
find a bug, please report it *on Phabricator or on the page mentioned
above*.

TL;DR
-
The Parsing team wants to replace Tidy with a RemexHTML-based solution on
the Wikimedia cluster by June 2018. This will require editors to fix pages
and templates to address wikitext patterns that behave differently with
RemexHTML.  Please see 'What editors will need to do' section on the Tidy
replacement FAQ [1].

1. What is Tidy?

Tidy [2] is a library currently used by MediaWiki to fix some HTML errors
found in wiki pages.

Badly formed markup is common on wiki pages when editors use HTML tags in
templates and on the page itself. (Ex: unclosed HTML tags, such as a 
without a , are common). In some cases, MediaWiki can generate
erroneous HTML by itself. If we didn't fix these before sending it to
browsers, some would display things in a broken way to readers.

But Tidy also does other "cleanup" on its own that is not required for
correctness. Ex: it removes empty elements and adds whitespace between HTML
tags, which can sometimes change rendering.

2. Why replace it?
--
Since Tidy is based on HTML4 semantics and the Web has moved to HTML5, it
also makes some incorrect changes to HTML to 'fix' things that used to not
work; for example, Tidy will unexpectedly move a bullet list out of a table
caption even though that's allowed. HTML4 Tidy is no longer maintained or
packaged. There have also been a number of bug reports filed against Tidy
[3]. Since Parsoid is based on HTML5 semantics, there are differences in
rendering between Parsoid's rendering of a page and current read view that
is based on Tidy.

3. Project status
-
Given all these considerations, the Parsing team started work to replace
Tidy [4] around mid-2015. Tim Starling started this work and after a survey
of existing options, decided to write a wrapper over a Java-based HTML5
parser.  At the time we started the project, we thought we could probably
have Tidy replaced by mid-2016. Alas!

4. What is replacing Tidy?
--
Tidy will be replaced by a RemexHTML-based solution that uses the
RemexHTML[5] library along with some Tidy-compatibility shims to ensure
better parity with the current rendering. RemexHTML is a PHP library that
Tim wrote with C.Scott’s input that implements the HTML5 parsing spec.

5. Testing and followup
---
We knew that some pages will be affected and need fixing due to this
change.  In order to more precisely identify what that would be, we wanted
to do some thorough testing. So, we built some new tools [6][7] and
overhauled and upgraded other test infrastructure [8][9] to let us evaluate
the impacts of replacing Tidy (among other such things in the future) which
can be a subject of a post all on its own.

You can find the details of our testing on the wiki [1][10], but we found
that a large number of pages had rendering differences. We analyzed the
results and categorized the source of differences. Based on that, to ease
the process of replacement, we added a bunch of compatibility shims to
mimic what Tidy does. I am skipping the details in this post. Even after
that, newer testing showed that this nevertheless still leaves us with a
few patterns that need fixing that we cannot / don't want to work around
automatically.

6. Tools to assist editors: Linter & ParserMigration

In October 2016, at the parsing team offsite, Kunal ([[User:Legoktm (WMF)]])
dusted off the stalled wikitext linting project [11] and (with the help from
a bunch of people on the Parsoid, db/security/code review areas) built the
Linter extension that surfaces wikitext errors that Parsoid knows about to
let editors fix them.

Earlier this year, we decided to use Linter in service of Tidy replacement.
Based on our earlier testing results, we have added a set of high-priority
linter categories that identifies specific wikitext markup patterns on wiki
pages that need to be fixed [12].

Separately, Tim built the ParserMigration extension to let editors evaluate
their fixes to pages [13]. You can enable this in your editing preferences
or replace '=edit' in your url bar with
'=parsermigration-edit'.

7. What editors have to do
--
The part that you have all been waiting for!

Please see 'What editors will need to do' section on the Tidy replacement
FAQ [1]. We have added simplified instructions, so that even 

Re: [Wikitech-ambassadors] CLs are hiring...

2017-07-03 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hey all,
as an update on this:
The Technical Collaboration team
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Technical_Collaboration> is very happy to
welcome Sandra Fauconnier
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:SFauconnier_(WMF)>, our new community
liaison <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Liaisons> focusing on
the Structured Data
<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Structured_data> program.
Sandra will support the collaboration between the communities (Commons,
Wikidata, GLAM <https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM>…)  and the
product development teams involved at the Wikimedia Foundation and
Wikimedia Germany. Sandra will also drive the engagement with new
individual content contributors, existing and new GLAM organizations, and
developers interested in exploring the possibilities of the new platform.

Learn more about and congratulate her at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Technical_Collaboration#Welcoming_Sandra_Fauconnier.2C_our_new_Structured_Data_community_liaison
.

Best,
Elitre (WMF)



On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 1:20 PM, Erica Litrenta <elitre...@wikimedia.org>
wrote:

> Hey everyone,
>
> apologies for the cross-posting, we're just too excited:
> we're looking for a new member for our team [0], who'll dive right away in
> the promising Structured Data project. [1]
>
> Is our future colleague hiding among the tech ambassadors, translators,
> GLAM people, community members we usually work with? We look forward to
> finding out soon.
>
> So please, check the full job description [2], apply, or tell/recommend
> anyone who you think may be a good fit. For any questions, please contact
> me personally (not here).
>
> Thanks!
> Elitre (WMF)
> Senior Community Liaison, Technical Collaboration
>
>
> [0] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Liaisons
>
> [1] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Structured_data
>
> [2] https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/610643?gh_src=
> o3gjf21#.WMGV0Rih3GI
>
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[Wikitech-ambassadors] About potential breaking changes this week

2017-05-22 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hey all,
a few notes about a few upcoming changes. Ambassadors' support is
appreciated to make sure nothing falls in the cracks.

1) The new version of MediaWiki which is scheduled to go into production
tomorrow involves an extra  tag wrapping HTML served from the
MediaWiki wikitext parser [1]. Please notify the team on Phabricator [2] in
case issues with the extra  tag arise (not necessarily
gadgets-related): it will be watched by people who can help you evaluate
and assist you with any necessary fixes. We really appreciate the
translators' assistance with the (unfortunately) last minute heads-up [3].

2) Some code fixes to the preprocessor should go live as well and they may,
in certain cases, break markup that looks like code for language variants
[4]. This has been flagged lately in Tech News and most fixes have already
occurred (you can check the current status at [5]), so I wanted to take
some time to properly thank those who volunteered so far. In particular, a
special mention should go to* DePiep* who single-handedly fixed articles at
some of the biggest wikis, and provided insights and feedback into the
process. I'd like to extend the team's and my gratitude, in no particular
order, also to *Thiemo Mättig (WMDE), Vriullop, VIGNERON, Thurs,
MarcoSwart, Lsanabria, Amire 80, IKhitron* and whoever contributed their
time and knowledge so far.

My team is going to be involved in some work that may cause breaking
changes this year, so any feedback is appreciated on our talk page. [6]

Thanks for your understanding, HTH

*Elitre (WMF)*

*Senior Community Liaisonhttps://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Elitre_(WMF)
*

[1] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T37247
[2] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T163512
[3] https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/translators-l/2017-May/004041.html
[4]
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Parsoid/Language_conversion/Preprocessor_fixups
[5]
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Parsoid/Language_conversion/Preprocessor_fixups/20170501
[6] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Technical_Collaboration
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Re: [Wikitech-ambassadors] Ready for translation: Editing News #1—2017

2017-05-12 Thread Erica Litrenta
Thanks a lot to everyone who made this possible: translations for

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2017/May

were started for *24* languages, and completed for so many of them, despite
the longer issue this time.

My apologies for not including an exciting piece of information, that you
may notice on Tech News anyway: "You can now use* ISBNs to automatically
generate citations* in the visual editor! This works on wikis that have
enabled Citoid!" [1] [2]
(Ok, exclamation marks are mine, but I really think they fit.) You can also
read more about it on the Wikimedia Blog. [3] It is amazing that I don't
even need to mention translations for the related label, because so many
look already done: again, amazing. [4]


Did we skip a page when delivering? Please add it to
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter or
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/Wikis_with_VE to
get the next issue there.

Feedback and comments are always welcome, please use
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:VisualEditor/Newsletter for that.

Have a nice weekend!
Take care,

Elitre (WMF)
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Technical Collaboration
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Technical_Collaboration>

[1] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Citoid/Enabling_Citoid_on_your_wiki
[2] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T145462
[3] https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/05/11/wikimedia-oclc-partnership/
[4]
https://translatewiki.net/w/i.php?title=Special:Translate=ext-citoid=%21translated=translate



On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 7:22 PM, Erica Litrenta <elitre...@wikimedia.org>
wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> long time no see :)
> I hope you'll be happy to hear that the first issue of the year of the
> visual editor's (and other editing systems) newsletter is now open to
> translations!
>
> Current issue:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2017/May
>
> Direct translation link:
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translate=page-
> VisualEditor%2FNewsletter%2F2017%2FMay=page=
>
> (It allegedly features, among other things, rumours about a certain syntax
> highlighting tool coming at some point...)
>
> This will be delivered to the people who already signed up in the past
> months (please subscribe! [1]) in addition to a list of relevant pages on
> most WMF wikis [2]). I plan to send it on Friday (when it's EOD in Central
> Europe).
>
> Best,
> Elitre (WMF)
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Technical Collaboration
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Technical_Collaboration> - Join the
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:VisualEditor/Community_Taskforce !
>
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/Wikis_with_VE
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[Wikitech-ambassadors] CLs are hiring...

2017-03-10 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hey everyone,

apologies for the cross-posting, we're just too excited:
we're looking for a new member for our team [0], who'll dive right away in
the promising Structured Data project. [1]

Is our future colleague hiding among the tech ambassadors, translators,
GLAM people, community members we usually work with? We look forward to
finding out soon.

So please, check the full job description [2], apply, or tell/recommend
anyone who you think may be a good fit. For any questions, please contact
me personally (not here).

Thanks!
Elitre (WMF)
Senior Community Liaison, Technical Collaboration


[0] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Liaisons

[1] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Structured_data

[2]
https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/610643?gh_src=o3gjf21#.WMGV0Rih3GI
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Re: [Wikitech-ambassadors] Ready for translation: visual editor's newsletter #3 (2016)

2016-10-15 Thread Erica Litrenta
You... I like you.

Thanks a lot to everyone who made this possible: translations for

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2016/October

were started for *25* languages (plus English), and completed for most of
them! I had no doubt you'd make this happen.

Did we skip a page when delivering? Please add it to
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter or
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/Wikis_with_VE to
get the next issue there.

Feedback and comments are always welcome, please use https://meta.wikimedia.
org/wiki/Talk:VisualEditor/Newsletter for that.

Have a nice weekend!
Take care,

Elitre (WMF)
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Technical Collaboration
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Technical_Collaboration>
Join the https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:VisualEditor/Communi
ty_Taskforce


On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 4:55 PM, Erica Litrenta <elitre...@wikimedia.org>
wrote:

> Hi all,
> it's that time of the quarter again: the third issue of the year of the
> visual editor's newsletter is now open to translations.
>
> Current issue:
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2016/October
>
> Direct translation link:
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Transla
> te=page-VisualEditor%2FNewsletter%2F2016%2FOctober&
> action=page=
>
>
> This will be delivered to the people who already signed up in the past
> months (please subscribe! [1]) in addition to a list of relevant pages on
> most WMF wikis [2]. I plan to send it during the weekend.
>
> A few unusual remarks:
> 1) I may need to add a couple of sentences later this week, please keep an
> eye on updates from FuzzyBot, and thanks for your patience with this;
> 2) The previous issue was delivered in 21 languages, and 3 more were added
> later: maybe we will manage to set a new record...?
>
> Thank you for your invaluable help!
>
> Best,
> Elitre (WMF)
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Technical Collaboration
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Technical_Collaboration> - Join the
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:VisualEditor/Community_Taskforce !
>
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/Wikis_with_VE
>
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Re: [Wikitech-ambassadors] Ready for translation: visual editor's newsletter #2 (2016)

2016-07-03 Thread Erica Litrenta
Thanks a lot to everyone who made this possible:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2016/June

was just delivered to almost 570 pages in 21 languages (plus English), even
triggering an infamous bug! [1]
Obligatory shout-out to User:Liridon [2], who provided the first
translation ever of the newsletter in Albanian, and even a complete one:
how cool is that?

Feedback and comments are always welcome, please use
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:VisualEditor/Newsletter for that.

Have a nice weekend!
Take care,

Elitre (WMF)
[1] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T85461
[2] https://sq.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C3%ABrdoruesi:Liridon

On Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 12:07 PM, Erica Litrenta <elitre...@wikimedia.org>
wrote:

> Hi all, long time no see!
>
> Hope you're having/had a pleasant start of the week.
> Heads-up, the second issue of the year of the visual editor's newsletter is
> now open to translations.
>
> Current issue:
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2016/June
>
> Direct translation link:
>
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translate=page-VisualEditor%2FNewsletter%2F2016%2FJune=en=page=
>
> This will be delivered to the people who already signed up in the past
> months (please subscribe! [1]) in addition to a list of relevant pages on
> most WMF wikis [2]. I plan to send it *on Sunday, July 3rd* (when it's
> evening in Europe), as this issue is quite short.
>
> If you rely on translation suggestions, watch out as some links have
> slightly changed.
> Also, if your commitment to your community about the visual editor goes
> beyond translating this newsletter, please join the "Community Taskforce"
> and spread the word about it! [3]
>
> Thank you for your invaluable help!
>
> Best,
> Elitre (WMF)
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Technical Collaboration
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Technical_Collaboration>
>
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/Wikis_with_VE
> [3] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:VisualEditor/Community_Taskforce
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[Wikitech-ambassadors] Ready for translation: visual editor's newsletter #2 (2016)

2016-06-30 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hi all, long time no see!

Hope you're having/had a pleasant start of the week.
Heads-up, the second issue of the year of the visual editor's newsletter is
now open to translations.

Current issue:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2016/June

Direct translation link:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translate=page-VisualEditor%2FNewsletter%2F2016%2FJune=en=page=

This will be delivered to the people who already signed up in the past
months (please subscribe! [1]) in addition to a list of relevant pages on
most WMF wikis [2]. I plan to send it *on Sunday, July 3rd* (when it's
evening in Europe), as this issue is quite short.

If you rely on translation suggestions, watch out as some links have
slightly changed.
Also, if your commitment to your community about the visual editor goes
beyond translating this newsletter, please join the "Community Taskforce"
and spread the word about it! [3]

Thank you for your invaluable help!

Best,
Elitre (WMF)
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Technical Collaboration


[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/Wikis_with_VE
[3] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:VisualEditor/Community_Taskforce
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Re: [Wikitech-ambassadors] A time-sensitive request for translation

2016-05-15 Thread Erica Litrenta
Thank you very much to everyone who contributed so far:
when I sent my first email, only 10 languages had complete translations for
this group of interface messages, and just one day later we have *28!*
Give yourself a pat on the back for this tremendous accomplishment.

(As detailed on the Phabricator task [0], I have also published a heads-up
about the change at some wikis, also courtesy of tireless "weekend
translators" including WMF staff.

You are welcome to do the same at your wiki (small ones, sister projects,
etc.) if you feel like the note on TechNews may not be enough: you can
translate my message locally, or on Meta [1].

If you find it worthwhile, please consider delivering the announcement in a
language which is not English. You can find a list of wikis where it may
make sense to use a "fallback language" instead at mediawiki.org [2].)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
With much respect and appreciation,
Elitre (WMF)
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Technical_Collaboration


[0] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T133800

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Technical_Collaboration/T133800 ;
after doing so so you can point to it, or get the source text to copy/paste
at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translate=export=en=page-Technical+Collaboration%2FT133800
.
If you choose this method, remember to replace "en" with your language code
in the URL, and remember to provide attribution to other translators if
any!

[2] See "Fallback" column in the table at
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Localisation_statistics .
(For example, Sardinian is a language spoken in Italy: since there is no
translation for the announcement in Sardinian but there is one in Italian,
it *may* be OK to publish a text in Italian rather than in English there,
if no translation to Sardinian can be obtained.)
If you'd rather use English anyway, then I put the source text at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Technical_Collaboration/T133800 .


2016-05-14 9:32 GMT+02:00 Erica Litrenta <elitre...@wikimedia.org>:

> Hello everyone.
> I'm here to kindly request a time-sensitive translation [1] of a few
> interface messages.
> Those are included in this small group:
>
>
> https://translatewiki.net/w/i.php?title=Special:Translate=ext-visualeditor-ve-wmf=%21translated=translate
>
> I'll list them here anyway for your convenience, particularly in case you
> want to create them "manually", by replacing "en" with your language code:
>
>
> *https://translatewiki.net/wiki/MediaWiki:Visualeditor-welcomedialog-switch-ve/en
> <https://translatewiki.net/wiki/MediaWiki:Visualeditor-welcomedialog-switch-ve/en>*
> https://translatewiki.net/wiki/MediaWiki:visualeditor-welcomedialog-action/en
>
> https://translatewiki.net/wiki/MediaWiki:visualeditor-welcomedialog-content/en
>
> https://translatewiki.net/wiki/MediaWiki:visualeditor-welcomedialog-content-thanks/en
>
> https://translatewiki.net/wiki/MediaWiki:visualeditor-welcomedialog-switch/en
>
> https://translatewiki.net/wiki/MediaWiki:visualeditor-welcomedialog-title/en
>
> In many cases you'll find out that they already exist and you only need to
> create the first one (yay).
> Thank you so much for your constant, precious support.
> Elitre (WMF)
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Technical_Collaboration
>
>
>
> [1] These messages are related to
> https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T133800 (which, as announced on
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/News/2016/20, will land on wikis
> next week). You'll find more details on the task itself.
>
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[Wikitech-ambassadors] A time-sensitive request for translation

2016-05-14 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hello everyone.
I'm here to kindly request a time-sensitive translation [1] of a few
interface messages.
Those are included in this small group:

https://translatewiki.net/w/i.php?title=Special:Translate=ext-visualeditor-ve-wmf=%21translated=translate

I'll list them here anyway for your convenience, particularly in case you
want to create them "manually", by replacing "en" with your language code:


*https://translatewiki.net/wiki/MediaWiki:Visualeditor-welcomedialog-switch-ve/en
*
https://translatewiki.net/wiki/MediaWiki:visualeditor-welcomedialog-action/en
https://translatewiki.net/wiki/MediaWiki:visualeditor-welcomedialog-content/en
https://translatewiki.net/wiki/MediaWiki:visualeditor-welcomedialog-content-thanks/en
https://translatewiki.net/wiki/MediaWiki:visualeditor-welcomedialog-switch/en
https://translatewiki.net/wiki/MediaWiki:visualeditor-welcomedialog-title/en

In many cases you'll find out that they already exist and you only need to
create the first one (yay).
Thank you so much for your constant, precious support.
Elitre (WMF)
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Technical_Collaboration



[1] These messages are related to https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T133800
(which, as announced on https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/News/2016/20,
will land on wikis next week). You'll find more details on the task itself.
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[Wikitech-ambassadors] Reminder: Tech Talk: "Automated citations in Wikipedia: Citoid and the technology behind it" later today

2016-02-29 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hello everyone,
TL;DR, learn how to improve the "automagical" citoid referencing system, by
creating Zotero translators for popular sources in your language! Join the
Tech Talk about "*Automated citations in Wikipedia: Citoid and the
technology behind it"* with Sebastian Karcher later today.

All details at 
https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2016-February/084840.html
.

Have a nice week,
Elitre (WMF)
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Liaisons
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Re: [Wikitech-ambassadors] Ready for translation: visual editor's newsletter #1 (2016)

2016-02-26 Thread Erica Litrenta
Thanks a lot to everyone who made this possible:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2016/February

was just delivered to almost 570 pages in 18 languages (plus English)!

Just flagging this item which may be missing from some translations, in
case you want to communicate more properly with your community about it:


   - Learn how to improve the "automagical" citoid
   <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/citoid> referencing system in the visual
   editor, by creating Zotero <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zotero>
translators
   for popular sources in your language! Join the *Tech Talk about
   "Automated citations in Wikipedia: Citoid and the technology behind it"
   with Sebastian Karcher on 29 February 2016*. <
   https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2016-February/084840.html
   >


Feedback and comments are always welcome, please use
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:VisualEditor/Newsletter for that.

Have a nice weekend!
Take care,

Elitre (WMF)


2016-02-22 22:16 GMT+01:00 Erica Litrenta <elitre...@wikimedia.org>:

> Hi all,
>
> hope you're having/had a pleasant start of the week.
> Heads up, the first issue of the year of the visual editor's newsletter is
> now open to translations.
>
> Current issue:
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2016/February
>
> Direct translation link:
>
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translate=page-VisualEditor%2FNewsletter%2F2016%2FFebruary=page=
>
> This will be delivered to the people who already signed up in the past
> months (please subscribe! [1]) in addition to a list of relevant pages on
> most WMF wikis. I plan to send it at some point on Friday (when it's
> evening in Europe, as usual).
>
> Thank you for your invaluable help!
>
> Best,
> Elitre (WMF)
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Liaisons
>
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter
>
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[Wikitech-ambassadors] Ready for translation: visual editor's newsletter #1 (2016)

2016-02-22 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hi all,

hope you're having/had a pleasant start of the week.
Heads up, the first issue of the year of the visual editor's newsletter is
now open to translations.

Current issue:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2016/February

Direct translation link:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translate=page-VisualEditor%2FNewsletter%2F2016%2FFebruary=page=

This will be delivered to the people who already signed up in the past
months (please subscribe! [1]) in addition to a list of relevant pages on
most WMF wikis. I plan to send it at some point on Friday (when it's
evening in Europe, as usual).

Thank you for your invaluable help!

Best,
Elitre (WMF)
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Liaisons

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter
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[Wikitech-ambassadors] Fwd: Tech Talk: Automated citations in Wikipedia: Citoid and the technology behind it: February 29th

2016-02-18 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hi everyone.
In the past, several community members have worked to enable Citoid on
their wiki <
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Citoid/Enabling_Citoid_on_your_wiki> and to
get an easier referencing experience in the visual editor.
In order to create references from websites, Citoid heavily relies on
peculiar code, a.k.a. Zotero "translators" <
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zotero>; because of this, and because we want
to complement existing documentation about how to write them, we have
gladly accepted the offer of Sebastian Karcher, one of Zotero's main
contributors , to host a
dedicated Tech Talk later this month.
Find all the details below. Huge thanks to User:Czar and Rachel F. for
making this happen.
Please spread the word among your communities!

Best,
Elitre (WMF)



-- Forwarded message --
From: Rachel Farrand 
Date: Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 4:12 PM
Subject: Tech Talk: Automated citations in Wikipedia: Citoid and the
technology behind it: February 29th
To: Wikimedia developers 

Please join for the following tech talk:

*Tech Talk**:* Automated citations in Wikipedia: Citoid and the technology
behind it
*Presenter:* Sebastian Karcher (Syracuse University, Zotero)
*Date:* *February 29th, 2016*
*Time: **20:00 UTC*

*Length:* 1 hour
Link to live YouTube stream 
*IRC channel for questions/discussion:* #wikimedia-office

*Summary: *The talk provides a very brief introduction to Marielle Volz's
Citoid, the tool providing Wikipedia's new automated citations.I then focus
on the technology underlying Citoid, Zotero translators, and discuss how
interested users/developers can help improve that functionality to better
serve the Wikipedia community.
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[Wikitech-ambassadors] Ready for translation: VisualEditor News #5 (2015)

2015-10-26 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hi all,

hope you're having/had a great start of the week.
Heads up, a new issue of the VisualEditor newsletter is now open to
translations.

Current issue:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2015/October

Direct translation link:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translate=page-VisualEditor%2FNewsletter%2F2015%2FOctober=page=

This will be delivered to the people who already signed up in the past
months (please subscribe! [1]) in addition to a list of relevant pages on
most WMF wikis. I plan to send it at the end of this workweek.

Thank you for your invaluable help!

Best,
Elitre (WMF)
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Engagement_(Product)

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter
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Re: [Wikitech-ambassadors] Ready for translation: VisualEditor News #4 (2015)

2015-08-14 Thread Erica Litrenta
Thanks a lot to everyone who made this possible:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2015/August
was just delivered to more than 545 pages in 14 languages (plus English)!

Feedback and comments are always welcome, please use
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:VisualEditor/Newsletter .

Have a nice weekend, all,

Elitre (WMF)

2015-08-10 19:05 GMT+02:00 Erica Litrenta elitre...@wikimedia.org:

 Hi all,

 hope you're having a great start of the week.
 Heads up, a new issue of the VisualEditor newsletter is now open to 
 translations.

 Current issue:

 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2015/August

 Direct translation link:

 https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translategroup=page-VisualEditor%2FNewsletter%2F2015%2FAugustaction=pagefilter=

 This will be delivered to the people who already signed up in the past
 months (please subscribe! [1]) in addition to a list of relevant pages on 
 most WMF wikis. I plan to send it at the end of this workweek.

 Thank you for your invaluable help!

 Best,
 Elitre (WMF)

 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Engagement_(Product)

 [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter


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[Wikitech-ambassadors] Please join the 2nd edition of the VisualEditor Translathon

2015-07-14 Thread Erica Litrenta
(Apologies for crossposting.)
Hello!
We're pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the *VisualEditor Translathon*.

It is a translation rally, focused on interface messages and help pages
related to VisualEditor [0].
In order to participate, you need to *sign up on the Translathon page* [1].
The top 3 contributors will each win a Wikipedia t-shirt of their choice
from the Wikipedia store [2].
Translations made between *July 15th and July 19th* (CDT time zone [3])
qualify [4].
If you are at Wikimania Mexico this year [5],  you are also welcome to join
a related sprint during the hackathon in *Workplace 1 - Don Américo,
Thursday 16 July at 4pm (CDT)* at the conference venue, so you can meet
other fellow translators and get support if you need some [6].

Interface messages have the priority. You will need to create an account at
translatewiki.net in order to work on them, if you don't have one. *It is
recommended to create the account ASAP*, so that it can be confirmed in
time.

You can also help translate documentation pages about VisualEditor on
mediawiki.org. You can use your Wikipedia account to work there.
You will find instructions, links and other details on the Translathon page
[1].

Thanks for your attention, and happy translating!
Elitre (WMF) and Trizek (WMF)

[0] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/VisualEditor
[1] https://translatewiki.net/wiki/Project:VisualEditor/2015_Translathon
[2] https://store.wikimedia.org/ . You can choose between any short-sleeve
shirt, or other items for the same value.
[3] http://www.timeanddate.com/time/zones/cdt
[4] This means both new translations, and updates for messages in the
Outdated tab of the translation interface.
[5] https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania
[6] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T91108
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[Wikitech-ambassadors] Please join the Making the Wiki Ed dashboard work for outreach projects hackathon session at Wikimania

2015-07-13 Thread Erica Litrenta
TL;DR, Whether you are an amateur or an expert coder, or if you are a
current or interested user of the WikiEduDashboard or of the Education
Extension,* please join us at a hackathon session at Wikimania on
Wednesday, 15 July in Workplace 2 - Don Genaro at 1pm. [0]*

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, the Wikimedia Foundation
developed Extension:EducationProgram. It did what we needed it to do at the
time, which was to provide a tool that helps organize classes that want to
edit Wikipedia articles for course credit. Since its release, the extension
has been deployed to 18 Wikimedia projects: it's on 4 sister projects in 16
languages.

Recently, the Wiki Education Foundation [1], led by project manager Sage
Ross - User:Sage (Wiki Ed), User:Ragesoss - developed a Ruby on Rails app
called the WikiEduDashboard [2], which they will use beginning this fall
instead of the EducationProgram extension, for the university courses that
they support on English Wikipedia.

We believe it is possible to use their freely-licensed code to create a
clone of this dashboard that can be used for non-Wiki Ed education program
courses and other group editing activities on English Wikipedia and,
ultimately, on other Wikimedia projects and in other languages.

We are asking for community support for this project since this is outside
the scope of WMF's engineering team for this year. We see the need for a
global dashboard tool and would love to have your help building it!

We're planning some exciting improvements to the Wiki Education Dashboard,
see Phabricator [3] for the full list.
* Full i18n, including right-to-left support.
* Generalize the UI to work for any wiki project and not only
university courses.
* Integration with the Gather extension, to render lists of articles
being written and reviewed.
* Integration with Campaigns, to track group membership and statistics.
* Improvements to the API to simplify some actions taken from the
Dashboard.
* Potentially using Wikidata as the backend for storing information
about courses and editing projects.

We look forward to working together to build this powerful tool which will
support more education and outreach programs in the movement!

Elitre (WMF),
on behalf of the WMF's Education team, + Andrew Green, Adam Wight, Sage
Ross.


[0] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T103623
[1] http://wikiedu.org/
[2] https://github.com/WikiEducationFoundation/WikiEduDashboard
[3] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/education-program-dashboard/
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Re: [Wikitech-ambassadors] Ready for translation: VisualEditor News #3 (2015)

2015-06-13 Thread Erica Litrenta
Thanks a lot to everyone who made this possible:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2015/June
was just delivered to some 538 pages in 15 languages (plus English).

Have a nice weekend, all,

Elitre (WMF)

2015-06-08 18:52 GMT+02:00 Erica Litrenta elitre...@wikimedia.org:

 Hi all,

 hope you had a great weekend.
 Heads up, a new issue of the VisualEditor newsletter is now open to 
 translations.

 Current issue:

 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2015/June

 Direct translation link:

 https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translategroup=page-VisualEditor%2FNewsletter%2F2015%2FJuneaction=pagefilter=

 This will be delivered to the people who already signed up in the past
 months (please subscribe! [1]) in addition to a list of relevant pages on 
 most WMF wikis. I plan to send it at the end of this workweek.

 Thank you for your invaluable help!

 Best,
 Elitre (WMF)

 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Engagement_(Product)

 [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter


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[Wikitech-ambassadors] Ready for translation: VisualEditor News #3 (2015)

2015-06-08 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hi all,

hope you had a great weekend.
Heads up, a new issue of the VisualEditor newsletter is now open to
translations.

Current issue:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2015/June

Direct translation link:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translategroup=page-VisualEditor%2FNewsletter%2F2015%2FJuneaction=pagefilter=

This will be delivered to the people who already signed up in the past
months (please subscribe! [1]) in addition to a list of relevant pages
on most WMF wikis. I plan to send it at the end of this workweek.

Thank you for your invaluable help!

Best,
Elitre (WMF)

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Engagement_(Product)

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter
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[Wikitech-ambassadors] Ready for translation: VisualEditor News #2 (2015)

2015-04-04 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hi all,
a new issue of the VisualEditor newsletter is now open to translations!

Current issue:https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2015/April


Direct translation
link:https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translategroup=page-VisualEditor%2FNewsletter%2F2015%2FAprilaction=pagefilter=

This will be delivered to the people who already signed up in the past
months (please subscribe! [1]) in addition to a list of relevant pages
on most WMF wikis. I plan to send it toward the end of the next
workweek.

Thank you for your invaluable help!

Best,
Elitre (WMF)

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Engagement_(Product)

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter
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[Wikitech-ambassadors] [VisualEditor] 7th weekly triage meeting; office hour for March

2015-03-23 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hello all,
and apologies for cross-posting.

Here are some reminders and announcements about upcoming appointments
related to VisualEditor.
A *triage meeting* for VisualEditor (the last one for this quarter) is
scheduled for* Wednesday, 25 March 2015 at 19:00 UTC* [1].

For more information, and to learn how you can participate even if you're
not taking part to the Google Hangout, please see the relevant page at
mediawiki.org [2].

This *Friday 27 March at 15:00 UTC* an *office hour* about VE will be held
on IRC [3]. Previous logs and other information, including how to
participate, can be found at Meta [4].

Please notice it will be the last office hour in this format, but we'd like
to discuss alternative formulas which are more useful for everybody.
Therefore, please see and comment the related Phabricator task [5], or just
come and discuss the future of these conversations with us on Friday.

Looking forward to meeting you later this week!

Elitre (WMF)
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Community_Engagement_(Product)


[1]
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=19min=00sec=0day=25month=03year=2015

[2] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:VisualEditor/Portal

[3]
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=15min=00sec=0day=27month=03year=2015

[4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours

[5] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T92783
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[Wikitech-ambassadors] [VisualEditor] 2nd weekly triage meeting; office hours in February and March

2015-02-16 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hi everybody,
and apologies for cross-posting.

Here are some reminders and announcements about upcoming appointments
related to VisualEditor.
This Wednesday (18 February) the second *triage meeting* is scheduled for
4pm UTC [1]. You can find all the relevant information at mediawiki.org. [2]

This email also serves as a reminder that the next VE *office hour* is
on Thursday 19 February at 7pm UTC [3], in case you had not added it to
your calendar yet!
Please notice that March's appointment has been scheduled as well: we'll
meet on Friday 27 at 3pm UTC [4]; previous logs and other information,
including how to participate, can be found at Meta [5].

Talk to you soon!
Elitre (WMF)
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Community_Engagement_(Product)


[1]
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=16min=00sec=0day=18month=02year=2015
[2]
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:VisualEditor/Portal#How_to_join_the_triage_meetings
[3]
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=19min=00sec=0day=19month=02year=2015
[4]
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=15min=00sec=0day=27month=03year=2015
[5] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours
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Re: [Wikitech-ambassadors] [Time sensitive] Ready for translation: VisualEditor News #1 (2015)

2015-02-05 Thread Erica Litrenta
2015-02-02 22:51 GMT+01:00 Erica Litrenta elitre...@wikimedia.org:

 Hi all,
 a new issue of the VisualEditor newsletter is now available for
 translation.
 It features an *important announcement* about a *series of meetings where
 VE tasks on Phabricator will be triaged live and publicly*, starting next
 week.
 Therefore, to encourage participation (volunteer devs are particularly
 welcome!) by making sure that the communities receive this translated
 message in a timely fashion, we ask you to kindly consider **the current
 version of the newsletter as final** (so that translations don't get
 invalidated; please do leave notes in the talk page if needed [0]) and to
 notice that it will be delivered to the wikis on **Thursday morning PST
 this week**.

 We deeply apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your
 understanding; we plan to resume the standard workflow with the next issue
 of the newsletter.


 *Current issue:*
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2015/February


 *Direct translation link:*
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translategroup=page-VisualEditor%2FNewsletter%2F2015%2FFebruaryaction=pagefilter=

 The newsletter will be delivered to the people who already signed up in
 the past
 months (please sign up! [1]) in addition to a list of relevant pages on
 most WMF wikis.


 *Thank you for your invaluable help!*
 Best,
 Elitre (WMF)
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Engagement_(Product)

 [0]
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:VisualEditor/Newsletter/2015/February
 [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter



Many, many thanks to the editors who made this possible: this issue was
just delivered in several languages (many of them with complete
translations) to some 460 target pages.
Thanks a lot for being so mindful of the unusual deadline. Actually, please
keep up the good work! Just remember to ping me when your language reaches
the 100% mark.

Best,
Elitre (WMF)
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Elitre_(WMF)
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CEP
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[Wikitech-ambassadors] [Time sensitive] Ready for translation: VisualEditor News #1 (2015)

2015-02-02 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hi all,
a new issue of the VisualEditor newsletter is now available for translation.
It features an *important announcement* about a *series of meetings where
VE tasks on Phabricator will be triaged live and publicly*, starting next
week.
Therefore, to encourage participation (volunteer devs are particularly
welcome!) by making sure that the communities receive this translated
message in a timely fashion, we ask you to kindly consider **the current
version of the newsletter as final** (so that translations don't get
invalidated; please do leave notes in the talk page if needed [0]) and to
notice that it will be delivered to the wikis on **Thursday morning PST
this week**.

We deeply apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your
understanding; we plan to resume the standard workflow with the next issue
of the newsletter.


*Current issue:*
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2015/February


*Direct translation link:*
https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translategroup=page-VisualEditor%2FNewsletter%2F2015%2FFebruaryaction=pagefilter=

The newsletter will be delivered to the people who already signed up in the
past
months (please sign up! [1]) in addition to a list of relevant pages on
most WMF wikis.


*Thank you for your invaluable help!*
Best,
Elitre (WMF)
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Engagement_(Product)

[0]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:VisualEditor/Newsletter/2015/February
[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter
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[Wikitech-ambassadors] Community Liaison job openings at WMF

2014-11-20 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hello, and apologies for the cross-posting. There are currently two job
openings [0], and I thought someone here might be interested. Specifically:

*Community Liaison [1] - this position will initially focus on working with
the Flow team and also with the Editing (VisualEditor) team [2], mostly at
non-English wikis; however, a lot of smaller or short-term tasks
continually come up, so the WMF is particularly looking for someone who is
adaptable, and with diverse interests.
*Community Liaison (Part time contract) [3] - this part-time position will
primarily focus on working with the Mobile teams [4], as the link explains.

If you need further information, feel free to send an email to
c...@lists.wikimedia.org (but do not use the address to apply!). Please pass
this message along, if you know someone who might be interested or a good
fit for the Community Engagement team [5]. Thanks!

Best,
Elitre (WMF)

[0] https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Work_with_us#Wikimedia_Careers
[1] https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/34698?t=i2jvpo#.VGaj8MluQfI
[2] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Flow ,
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/VisualEditor
[3] https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/35259?t=kyra75#.VGakF8luQfI
[4] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Mobile
[5] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Community_Engagement_(Product)
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[Wikitech-ambassadors] VisualEditor office hour for November and January

2014-11-19 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hi everybody,
and apologies for cross-posting.
This is a reminder that the VE office hour for this month is happening *today
in a few hours, at 1600 UTC* [0].

James Forrester will be available to answer any questions about recent
improvements and to provide details about ongoing and planned work. It is
also a pleasant occasion to share your experience; the team always looks
forward to hearing from you.

I'd also like to inform you that we are not going to have an office hour
next month, so the next appointment to discuss VE is in *January, Wednesday
7th at  2200 UTC* [1].

Previous logs and other information, including how to participate, can be
found at Meta [2].

Hope to see you in #wikimedia-office in a while.
Best,
Elitre (WMF)
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Community_Engagement_(Product)

[0]
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=16min=00sec=0day=19month=11year=2014
[1]
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=22min=00sec=0day=07month=01year=2015

[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours
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[Wikitech-ambassadors] VisualEditor monthly newsletter is now multilingual

2014-11-10 Thread Erica Litrenta
(Apologies for cross-posting.)

Hi all,
I'm glad to announce that the *monthly VisualEditor newsletter* was
recently marked for translation for the first time: we had received several
related community requests.

The issue for September and October [0] was delivered in 10 languages to
the editors who signed up in the past months (please join them! [1]) in
addition to a list of relevant pages which includes at a minimum all the
Wikipedias where VisualEditor is already the default editor [2]. Future
time windows for translations will be announced through the Translators
mailing list [3], or personally to volunteers who want to help with this
task; please contact me off-list to indicate your availability. *The
November issue is now open for translations and will be delivered in a few
days [4]. *

Special thanks to our awesome community of translators, to Guillaume for
assisting me in setting up the whole mechanism, to Whatamidoing (WMF) for
providing the contents and to James F. for reviewing them.

Best,
Elitre (WMF)
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Elitre_(WMF)
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Engagement_(Product)


[0] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2014/October
[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter
[2] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Rollouts
[3] https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/translators-l
[4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2014/November
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[Wikitech-ambassadors] VisualEditor office hours for October and November

2014-10-16 Thread Erica Litrenta
Hi everybody,
and apologies for cross-posting.
This is a reminder that the next VE office hour is on
Saturday 18th at 1800 UTC [1],
in case you want to add it to your calendar.

Please notice that November's appointment has been scheduled as well: we'll
meet on Wednesday the 19th, at 1600 UTC [2].

Previous logs and other information, including how to participate, can be
found at Meta [3].

Hope to talk to you on IRC in a couple of days,
Elitre (WMF)
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Community_Engagement_(Product)


[1]
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=18min=00sec=0day=18month=10year=2014

[2]
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=16min=00sec=0day=19month=11year=2014

[3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours
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Re: [Wikitech-ambassadors] Community Consultation for Media Viewer now live

2014-08-29 Thread Erica Litrenta
Answer inline!

On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 10:51 AM, 
wikitech-ambassadors-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org wrote:


5. Re: Community Consultation for Media Viewer   now live (Kim
 Bruning)

 --

 Message: 5
 Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:33:35 +0200
 From: Kim Bruning k...@bruning.xs4all.nl
 To: Coordination of technology deployments across languages/projects
 wikitech-ambassadors@lists.wikimedia.org
 Cc: translator...@lists.wikimedia.org
 Subject: Re: [Wikitech-ambassadors] Community Consultation for Media
 Viewer  now live
 Message-ID: 20140829093335.a12...@bruning.lan
 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii


 Hmm...
 This consultation presents Media Viewer as a Fait Accompli.

 when this is addressed on talk, there's an answer like:
 Hi Daniele, please notice this is not intended as a forum to
 discuss WMF's general behaviour.

 Might be wise to back off or modify the wmf's stated position a bit.


Hi Kim,
I hope to clarify this a bit: this is not Yet Another Page to express one's
general opinions/feelings about MediaViewer. If people want to talk to
Lila, Erik, and so on, there are lots of better venues to do so and which
users have already discovered in these weeks: this instead is a place for
direct communication aimed at the *Multimedia team*, for clear requests
that that team can act upon.
Unlike regular feedback pages, this is a consultation which will identify
any critical issues with this new experience, or, the way Erik puts it,
[...] the listed planned improvements
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Engagement_(Product)/Media_Viewer_consultation#Project_Update
[...]
are based both on user feedback, survey data and user testing. This
consultation is more about If we do these things, what's left that is
really important to you? For example, did we overlook something? Let us
know!
That's why we ask that the users be specific about what problem the
suggestion would solve, whom it would help, and for what purpose (viewing,
editing, re-using files, etc.).
WMF staff will need to review /proposals/ and sort them (more info about
how this will be done on the consultation page itself). As much as I can
understand/sympathize with complaints, or compliments!, those are not items
I can put in a list of things which MV should, could or must have :)
Also, at the top of the page I read that If agreed upon critical issues
cannot be resolved in the near term, the Wikimedia Foundation will
temporarily move the feature back into opt-in beta globally. If MV was
really a Fait Accompli, that wouldn't be there, IMHO.
Suggestions about improvements to the pages are definitely welcome.

HTH!
Erica
Elitre (WMF)


 Politically speaking: it is wise to take pains not to treat something as a
 fait accompli, even or especially when you would like for it to be so.
 ;-)

 Otherwise, some people may feel like they are cornered, and that they
 *have* to fight [*]. Always leave an out so they can feel safe and thus
 stay reasonable.

 sincerely,
 Kim Bruning

 [*] For folks who get the heebie jeebies talking about feelings,
 pretend that by some people I may actually mean utility-optimizing
 (bounded) rational agents. Obv, don't make the only optimal reply be Have
 at
 ye!

 ( ps In general I think it would be rather wise if projects were actually
 co-initiated by WMFCommunity, in that case you don't get
 situations like this. As of 2014 afaik there's still no clear on-wiki
 pathway to rq features/changes? If I missed it,  I'd promote that to
 pieces!)

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