On the topic of increasing diversity, a tech task that can be driven by non-tech Wikimedians as well.
Wikimedia is planning to participate in Google Summer of Code 2015 and the simultaneous FOSS Outreach Program for Women round 10. We want to increase geographical diversity among candidates by involving local Wikimedia groups in the promotion of these programs. This, in turn, could help increasing the technical capacity of these groups. Interested? Please check Connect Wikimedia groups, Google Developer Groups, and computer science university departments https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T925 Italy, Russia, China, and Japan have been mentioned already. Adding other locations is up to you. We are looking for local drivers. The Engineering Community team and others can help from a distance, but this won't work without local promoters. PS: you can register to Phabricator with your Wikimedia account, and you can subscribe to tasks in order to receive updates -- see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Phabricator/Help -- Quim Gil Engineering Community Manager @ Wikimedia Foundation http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Qgil _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>