Hi James, I'd like to emphasize the point (so that non-devs are aware) that outreach programs are generally more work for a mentor than "just implement the feature yourself" would be. I.e. The mentors generally have to help onboard the newcomer and get their tools setup properly, and then understand the feature that is being built better than the newcomer does, and other additional tasks. The tangential outcomes can be hugely beneficial -- training a new community member, helping identify weaknesses in our existing docs, often finding other new bugs which the mentee will describe very clearly, helping the mentor understand new areas, etc -- but outreach programs are definitely not a shortcut to getting more wishlist items completed quickly. They often require more time-resources, not fewer.
The other important aspect for many community wishlist items in particular, is that they are often "wishlist items" because they are very complicated (for technical or social reasons) and hence have not been done for many years. If they were (relatively) simple enough for a newcomer to complete, they would've already been solved years ago! Cheers, On Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 10:36 AM Srishti Sethi <sse...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Yeah, we can! But, we need projects with a clear scope and two mentors who > are willing to provide guidance to students throughout the summer > (May-August) as they develop their projects. And, this is not necessarily > the case with community wishlist projects that are not in the top 10. In > the past, we have tried to promote the wishlist projects through our > outreach programs but couldn't make any progress. > > If any developer is interested in mentoring a project from the wishlist, I > would be happy to chat with them! > > *Srishti Sethi* > Developer Advocate > Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> > > > > On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 7:01 PM James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > We have a lot of amazing potential projects that just missed the > selection > > criteria for the community wish list in 2019 > > > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Wishlist_Survey_2019/Results > > > > Would some of these quality as projects? > > > > James > > > > On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 2:11 PM Srishti Sethi <sse...@wikimedia.org> > > wrote: > > > >> Hello everyone, > >> > >> Wikimedia has been accepted as a mentor organization in the Google > Summer > >> of Code 2019 with 207 open source projects > >> <https://opensource.googleblog.com/2019/02/gsoc-2019-organizations.html > > > >> :) > >> And, application period for Outreachy Round 18 started last week. > >> > >> We have listed a few ideas for projects for both programs on MediaWiki > and > >> we are looking for more. Unlike Google Summer of Code, Outreachy is open > >> to > >> non-students and non-coders and projects could be around documentation, > >> design, translation research, outreach, etc. View current list of ideas: > >> > >> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/2019 > >> > >> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Outreachy/Round_18 > >> > >> Both these programs have a similar timeline for the summer round. > Accepted > >> candidates will work with mentors from May to August 2019. If you are > >> interested in mentoring a project, create a task on Phabricator and tag > it > >> with #outreach-programs-projects and #Google-Summer-of-Code (2019) or > >> #Outreachy (Round 18). You can also choose to mentor for projects > already > >> on outreach-programs-projects > >> <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/outreach-programs-projects/> > >> workboard. Remember, every project must have two mentors. > >> > >> Some helpful resources for you: > >> * Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of a mentor: > >> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/Mentors > >> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Outreachy/Mentors > >> > >> * View full program timeline: > >> https://developers.google.com/open-source/gsoc/timeline > >> https://www.outreachy.org/apply/project-selection/ > >> > >> Looking forward to your participation! :) > >> > >> Cheers, > >> > >> Srishti, Derick and Pratyush (Wikimedia org admins) > >> > >> > >> *Srishti Sethi* > >> Developer Advocate > >> Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> > >> _______________________________________________ > >> Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > >> New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > >> Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > >> <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > > > > > > > -- > > James Heilman > > MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- Nick "Quiddity" Wilson (he/him) Community Engagement - Documentation Wikimedia Foundation _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>