Congrats Arun. On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 5:11 PM, Arun Ganesh <arun.plane...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Sundar and Logic, I was hoping to send a more informal intro here > :) To give you guys more details, I will be working with the foundation > l10n engineering team four days a week as a user experience designer. > During my 6 month contract, I will be required to look into usability > issues and design a more user friendly interface for language tools, which > are currently not very simple to use for a complete newbie. > > The Goal: Lower the entry barrier for non-english speakers to start using > and contributing to wikimedia projects. > > Since work for the foundation is essentially public work and has an impact > on all of us, everyone is requested to keep track of our progress and give > feedback on our outputs to make it better. I'm still trying to figure out > what the best communication medium with everyone is, I think these lists > are too noisy and is ignored by a good bunch of people (including me). If > anyone has better ideas on what would be an appropriate channel to get > feedback on our outputs, please suggest. > > You can track our work and progress in the following ways: > 1) Current sprint progress and tasks  > 2) Monthly updates and milestones  > 2) Sprint demos every 2nd tuesday at 2030 IST (Next: May 15)  > 3) Localisation team IRC office hours every 3rd wednesday of the month  > > Logic is a regular at these events, and it would be great to see more > faces turn up and see the work behind the scenes to make wikipedia better. > Its also a great opportunity for those wanting to get involved in mediawiki > development to interact with some awesome coders and help you get started. > > For my work, I will be needing a small group of indic language wikipedians > who are not familiar with English to get feedback on designs. I'm going to > rely on Logic for helping me out on this, if you can read this mail and you > know someone else, you can let srikanth know. I'll collect the names from > him later (thanks srikanth :)) > > I will probably not be posting anything technical here again. I think the > best is to have a wiki page and keep discussions/feedback there. I will > announce that system shortly. > Cheers, > Arun > >  http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Localization_team >  > http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Internationalization_and_localization_tools/status >  > https://mingle.corp.wikimedia.org/projects/internationalization/cards?favorite_id=183&view=Task+Status+by+Owner(login: > guest / guest) >  https://wikimedia.webex.com/ <https://wikimedia.webex.com/> >  http://webchat.freenode.net/ (chennel: wikimedia-office) > > PS: a reminder about the upcoming hackathon in Bangalore that Yuvi and > Logic are putting together on May 19. There's tons of coll stuff you can > do, and its open to everyone. > http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Bangalore_Hackathon_May_2012 > > > On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 2:47 PM, BalaSundaraRaman <sundarbe...@yahoo.com>wrote: > >> Congrats Arun! :-) >> >> Regards, >> Sundar >> >> "That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium >> for the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted." >> - George Boole, quoted in Iverson's Turing Award Lecture >> >> ------------------------------ >> *From:* Srikanth Lakshmanan <srik....@gmail.com> >> *To:* Discussion list on Indian language projects of Wikimedia. < >> firstname.lastname@example.org> >> *Sent:* Thursday, May 3, 2012 7:25 PM >> *Subject:* [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [Wikitech-l] Introduction - Arun >> >> Congrats Arun! >> >> (Not that he needs introduction on this list) >> >> ---------- Forwarded message ---------- >> From: *Arun Ganesh* <arun.plane...@gmail.com> >> Date: Thu, May 3, 2012 at 6:46 PM >> Subject: [Wikitech-l] Introduction - Arun >> To: wikitec...@lists.wikimedia.org, wmf...@lists.wikimedia.org >> >> >> Hi everyone, >> I wanted to introduce myself to the community and the WMF team, I'm Arun >> Ganesh (user:planemad)[1a] from Bangalore, India and have joined as >> contractor for the foundation's L10n team[1b] as an Interaction designer >> along with Pau to improve the user experience of language tools and >> features. >> >> I have been a longtime contributer to both commons and the >> openstreetmap project and got involved with foundation work during the >> Mumbai and Pune hackathons recently where I proposed some of the >> first ideas for the Universal Language Selector widget with Brandon, with >> which we want to make language selection for anyone easy peasy. >> >> Apart from that, I love cartography and maps , which would explain my >> map contributions and the occasional headline for wikipedia , use only >> public transport and traveling with my pocket camera. >> >> Its feels great to have this opportunity to work more seriously on a >> project which has been an important part of my life. I'm new here, I wont >> claim to know much, but I hope to make a difference in whichever way >> possible. I also look forward to interacting more closely and learning >> from >> the rest of the designers - Brandon, Heather and Pau to do the wonderful >> things that designers like to do .So keep the usability bugs coming :) >> -Arun >> >> [1a] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Planemad >> [1b] http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Localization_team >>  >> >> http://tools.wikimedia.de/~daniel/WikiSense/Gallery.php?&wiki=commons.wikimedia.org&img_user_text=Planemad >>  >> >> http://yosmhm.neis-one.org/?zoom=4&lat=21.96627&lon=81.68268&layers=B0T&u=PlaneMad >>  >> >> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Universal_Language_Selector#Arun_Ganesh.27s_Original_design >>  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mobile_language_selector.pdf >>  >> >> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:L10n-ux-Universal_Language_Selector-Wireframes1.pdf >>  http://bit.ly/timesofindia-osm >>  >> >> http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/jul/30/information-beautiful-india-cameron >>  >> >> http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/article182223.ece >>  http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1663025,00.html >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikitech-l mailing list >> wikitec...@lists.wikimedia.org >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikitech-l >> >> >> >> -- >> Regards >> Srikanth.L >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list >> Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com >> To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >> >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list >> Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org >> To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >> >> > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > > -- Regards, Srikanth Ramakrishnan.
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