Google Summer of Code/2019
Wikimedia is applying as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2019. Learn application process steps, selection process and responsibilities of a mentor below:
- 1 Program timeline
- 2 Ideas for projects
- 2.1 Improve the interface of Special:ViewData in the Cargo extension
- 2.2 Add an editable calendar interface to Page Forms extension
- 2.4 Develop a tool for use by Wikimedia event organizers to track developer activity
- 2.5 Make improvements to ProofreadPage Extension and Wikisource
- 2.6 Implement support for Flagged Revisions in Pywikibot
- 2.7 Signed statements for Wikidata
- 2.8 Automate 'Phase 1' and 'Phase 3' of the review process of the Wikimania Scholarships App
- 2.9 [Education Dashboard] Create an Android app that acts as an alternative frontend for the WikiEducation Dashboard
- 2.10 [Education Dashboard] Improve the Dashboard's capabilities for tracking the right set of edits for multi-wiki contributions
- 2.11 Create a subpage for statistics and charts related to a hashtag search
- 3 Contact
- February 6 20:00 UTC - Mentoring organization applications due
- March 25 18:00 UTC - Student application period begins
- April 9 18:00 UTC - Student applications due
- May 6 18:00 UTC - Accepted students announced
- May 27 - August 26 - Coding period
Ideas for projects
Watch this space for project ideas! We will add more ideas below between now and when the application period opens.
If the projects listed below are not a good fit with your interests, skills, and background, check out the Outreach Programs Projects workboard on Phabricator and express your interest in contributing to a project by commenting on the corresponding task.
Improve the interface of Special:ViewData in the Cargo extension
Extension:Cargo defines a page, Special:ViewData, that serves two purposes: a) display additional query results when a user clicks on "More results" from within a main set of query results and b) provide a user interface to run any Cargo query. The interface of the page could be improved to support text input with auto-completion, validation, format-based inputs, etc. It could be helpful to look at existing interfaces that do similar things like those of phpMyAdmin or the Semantic MediaWiki Special:Ask page for inspiration.
More details https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T213513
Mentors Yaron Koren
Add an editable calendar interface to Page Forms extension
More details https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T213759
Mentors Yaron Koren, Erik Biegert
- Design and embed a tabbed window on the API pages (like on the right here), possibly via a template or Gadget.
- Generate code samples for modules that received documentation improvements in Phase 1 and Phase 2: Phab:T198916
- Write sample code for API modules for which code generator may not work
- Document the code samples on-wiki
- (OPTIONAL) Develop one or two demo apps around the use of Action APIs
More details https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T215681
Mentors Srishti Sethi, Sarah Rodlund
Develop a tool for use by Wikimedia event organizers to track developer activity
We use the Wikimedia Bitergia analytics tool for the technical community metrics. Though Bitergia provides useful information, it is a bit complex to use. For example, to obtain data from a particular event, it would require you to execute a series of step, and it is not easy to load participants data into the tool and keep track of participants activity over time. On other hand, AWMD stats tool generates monthly statistics of technical contributors to Wikimedia projects from the Africa Wikimedia Developers project. This project is to expand the use of AWMD tool for use by other event organizers in the Wikimedia movement to track developer activity.
More details https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T202233
Mentors Derick Alangi, Srishti Sethi
Make improvements to ProofreadPage Extension and Wikisource
This project is about making improvements to the Proofread Page extension. Feature requests to be addressed as part of these improvements are detailed in the tasks on Phabricator:
- T67231: Search on Special:IndexPages with OR and incategory does not work
- T128298: Lists on Special:IndexPages on Wikisource are incomplete
- T146160: Migrate ProofreadPage zoom feature to OOJS
- T161455: Implementing page transclusion into the VisualEditor
- T161456: Use Commons (individual files?) as a source for building DjVu files
More details https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T200871
Implement support for Flagged Revisions in Pywikibot
MediaWiki extension FlaggedRevs metadata is not available in Pywikibot. It would be useful to identify the edition of a Page which has been reviewed, and if a Page has any stable edition. This project will involve working closely with one Wiki community that has FlaggedRevs implemented, to ensure Pywikibot works correctly on that wiki.
More details https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T57081
Mentors John Vandenberg, Gergő Tisza
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 http://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T138708
Mentors Amir Sarabadani, Lydia Pintscher
Automate 'Phase 1' and 'Phase 3' of the review process of the Wikimania Scholarships App
Wikimania Scholarships app is a scholarship application system designed specifically for the Wikimedia’s annual event (Wikimania) that allows accepting scholarships from users and helps admin review and score applications. Link to the application: http://scholarships.wmflabs.org/apply. This project is about improving the review process of the software. There are three phases in the software's review system, and this task is about automating bits and pieces of ‘Phase 1’ and ‘Phase 3’.
More details https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T189559
[Education Dashboard] Create an Android app that acts as an alternative frontend for the WikiEducation Dashboard
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. This project is about creating an android app to act as an alternative frontend for the WikiEducation dashboard utilising the existing Ruby on Rails API, increasing the ease of access for the users.
Skill Required Knowledge of Java, Android and Ruby
More Details https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T216179
Mentors Sage Ross
[Education Dashboard] Improve the Dashboard's capabilities for tracking the right set of edits for multi-wiki contributions
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. This project would revolve around improving the multi-wiki tracking for the dashboard, tracking just the right set of articles. The selected candidate would work on adding a clear UI and data model for multi-wiki contributions, also allowing to mark edited articles not to be tracked.
Skill Required Knowledge of React, Ruby and Ruby on Rails
More Details https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T216181
Mentors Sage Ross
The Hashtags tool allows users to search for uses of hashtags (e.g. #1Lib1Ref) in Wikimedia edit summaries. Its current functionality is quite basic - a few simple search options and listed results, with the option to download the results as a CSV or read them as JSON. A number of Wikimedia campaigns use this tool to track edits and would like to be able to delve into the data a little more. We would therefore like to add a page users can click through to for a given search showing more detailed statistics, graphs, and charts.
Skill Required Familiarity with Python, Django and HTML/CSS.
More Details https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T186706
Mentors Sam Walton, TBA
- Reach out for general questions on the #gsoc19-outreachy18 Zulip chat or send an email to the organization administrators: Srishti Sethi (email@example.com), Pratyush Singhal (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Derick Alangi (email@example.com).
- Ask a technical question on the Wikimedia Developer Support channel.