Unblock Ticket Response System
I'd like to possibly host a workshop for the brand new English Wikipedia Unblock Ticket Response System. The system launched on March 18, 2012 and was developed by Hersfold, DeltaQuad, Thehelpfulone, and myself. It replaced the old mailing list which was outdated and ineffective. So far, the reception has been highly positive and I'd like to share our experience from development, to beta, and then release and also talk about new features. We have an idea about minor integration with Account Creation Assistance (ACC) tool. I'll set up a development server with a copy of the code and database schema and we can just knock some ideas out. If there are any ACC developers, we can work on the ideas for integration. I've already got Stwalkerster's buy-in and the WMF's and we have a game plan. Great opportunity for coordination and to get more ideas.--TParis (talk) 01:49, 4 April 2012 (UTC)
Great! Sounds like you can plan and lead a short presentation and a sprint.
Basically, there are three kinds of semiformal activities at the hackathon: tutorials, presentations, and sprints.
- A tutorial teaches the participants how to do something
- A presentation lectures about something (we want to have maybe 2 hours of these, total, limited to Saturday afternoon)
- A sprint is collaborative, writing or reviewing patches, designing, etc.
When you say "I'd like to share our experience from development, to beta, and then release and also talk about new features" it sounds like you want to lead a 10-minute presentation on Saturday afternoon. And then for the development, if anyone else is interested, you can collaborate informally throughout the weekend.
The project might be suitable for a sprint too. It's still a little rough around the edges, and I can probably think up more things that could be implemented/improved in half an hour, than we can implement in the entire weekend. 220.127.116.11 17:09, 4 May 2012 (UTC)