The Community Tech team is focused on meeting the needs of active Wikimedia editors for improved, expert-focused curation and moderation tools. The creation of the Community Tech team is a direct outcome of requests from core contributors for improved support for moderation tools, bots, and the other features that help the Wikimedia projects succeed. The team will work closely with the community, and the Community Engagement department, to define their roadmap and deliverables.
For the most up-to-date information on the team, see Community Tech on Meta-Wiki.
Senior Software Engineer, Team Lead
The team's scope is growing, as the team does. The core of our team's work is based on the Community Wishlist Survey, an annual survey which invites contributors from all Wikimedia projects to propose and support the changes that they would most like to see.
The Community Tech team has also worked on projects that benefit smaller groups of contributors, including admins and checkusers, program organizers, Wikisource contributors, and grant recipients.
For the purposes of this team, the "core community" will be defined as those editors who participate in the curatorial and administrative layers of the Wikimedia projects, as well as editors who work on technical features for the projects such as templates, modules, gadgets, user scripts, and bots. For surveys or user metrics, these users can be identified as those who edit in non-content namespaces such as Project, MediaWiki, Template, Category, Portal, Module, etc. as well as the most prolific editors in the content namespaces.