Volunteer coordination and outreach
The Volunteer coordination and outreach activity aims to ensure volunteers are motivated, excited and effective participants in software development necessary to the mission of the Wikimedia Foundation, and to increase the number of volunteer developers, testers, writers and wranglers.
Quim Gil is currently leading this effort as Technical Contributor Coordinator.
This activity includes the commit access process.
Quim Gil refactored the radical Wikitech contributors proposal into the more gradual Project:New contributors based on the feedback received. He supported QA and bug management events, organized a tech talk for 3 tech projects receiving Wikimedia grants, and completed the survey about best times for volunteering (which got 33 answers). He spoke at the Bay Area Linux User Group with Daniel Zahn, Rob Lanphier and Brian Wolff, and requested a proposal from Bitergia to automate the generation of Community metrics.
- Status updates
- Weekend of Code — draft for a proposed engineering outreach activity relevant to volunteer cultivation and hiring
- Volunteer coordination and outreach/Event planning — Event planning checklist
- Volunteer coordination and outreach/Training materials — A project to consolidate and integrate the documentation for training new developers