Google Summer of Code/2018
Wikimedia is applying as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2018. Learn application process steps, selection process and responsibilities of a mentor below:
- 1 Program timeline
- 2 Ideas for projects
- 2.1 Feedback on how pictures uploaded to Commons get used: statistics, barnstars, light gamification
- 2.2 Education dashboard: Build an Article Finder tool for program leaders and participants to find good topics to work on
- 2.3 Improve the Cargo Special:Drilldown page
- 2.4 Add a spreadsheet interface for modifying multiple pages to the Page Forms extension
- 2.5 Signed statements for Wikidata
- 3 Contact
- January 23, 17:00 UTC - mentoring organization applications due
- March 27 - Student applications due
- April 27 - Accepted students announced
- May 14 - August 14 - coding period
Ideas for projects
More ideas will be added below soon!
Feedback on how pictures uploaded to Commons get used: statistics, barnstars, light gamification
The Wikimedia Commons Android app allows users to upload pictures from their Android phone or tablet to Wikimedia Commons. Commons is not only the image repository for Wikipedia but an independent project that seeks to document the world with photos, videos, and recordings. One-way communication can become monotonous, so how about a page that shows how the pictures uploaded are being used? The project aims at sharing feedback about uploaded photos, educating people about topic & copyright and adding some gamification to drive engagement.
More details https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T185036
Mentors Vivek Maskara, TBA
Education dashboard: Build an Article Finder tool for program leaders and participants to find good topics to work on
The Wiki Education Programs & Events Dashboard is a Ruby on Rails + React.js application that helps people organize groups of newcomers to contribute to Wikipedia. It's used by the global Wikipedia Education Program for Wikipedia writing assignments in college and high school classes, the Art + Feminism editathon campaign, and many other thematic in-person and online outreach projects. One of the initial first steps towards successful Wikipedia authorship is the selection of appropriate content to edit or create. An "Article Finder" tool will help instructors and students search for and select articles in need of editing and contribution. The basic concept is to build a tool that lets users explore a particular topic area on Wikipedia to identify articles that are in need of improvement and are relevant to their program or event, so that participants have a good set of possible topics to work on. The dashboard has a rough, simplistic proof-of-concept, but it's not practical for use by instructors and program organizers and is not integrated into the rest of the dashboard.
More details https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T111416
Improve the Cargo Special:Drilldown page
The Cargo extension's Special:Drilldown page provides an automated drill-down interface for all the data in a wiki stored via Cargo. It provides two major benefits: letting users see the overall layout of data at a glance (e.g., this wiki has information about 1,000 museums, 600 of which are in North America); and letting users find specific pages. It is a valuable tool, but there are many ways in which it could be improved. This project is about adding improvements to Special:Drilldown.
More details https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T184387
Mentors Yaron Koren, TBA
Add a spreadsheet interface for modifying multiple pages to the Page Forms extension
The Page Forms extension allows for editing only one page at a time. Normally this is fine, but in some cases an administrator or "power user" may want to change many pages at the same time - for instance, if there has been a change to the data structure, like a parameter/field getting added to a template. What is needed is a new "special page", defined by Page Forms, that displays a spreadsheet interface for editing many pages, where each row represents a single template call and each column represents a template parameter, i.e. form field. There may be more than one call to a template on the same page, so this interface would need to handle that case as well. This interface should most likely be implemented using the jsGrid library, which thankfully is already in use by Page Forms for other purposes.
More details https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T63989
Signed statements for Wikidata
Wikidata is Wikimedia's knowledge base. It holds data about all kinds of concepts in the world. Some of this data is donated by large institutions. It is then referenced to that institution. Since anyone can edit the data on Wikidata the data might be changed to something completely different from what the reference says. We'd like to give institutions the option to cryptographically sign the data they contribute. This will help keep the data quality in Wikidata high and the data useful as Wikidata grows.
More details phabricator:T138708