Outreach programs/Possible projects

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We are using this list of projects as a master branch for Outreach programs such as Google Summer of Code and Outreachy. The projects listed are good for students and first time contributors but they require a good amount of work. They might also be good candidates for Individual Engagement Grants.

If you are looking for smaller tasks check the Annoying little bugs. For a more generic introduction check How to contribute.

Be part of something big[edit]

These are the people we develop for.

We believe that knowledge should be free for every human being. By working with us, you're contributing to one of the world's largest collaborative knowledge base. You will be adding value to the vast pool of knowledge that has been and will keep satisfying the everlasting curiosity of knowing more. You can be part of a team that solves challenges and scales features to a million users. From desktop to mobile to analytics to bots, it has something to offer for everyone.

We prioritize efforts that empower disadvantaged and underrepresented communities, and that help overcome barriers to participation. We believe in mass collaboration, diversity and consensus building to achieve our goals.

Wikipedia has become the fifth most-visited site in the world, used by more than 400 million people every month in more than 270 languages. Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata and Wiktionary are some of the other free content projects hosted by Wikimedia thanks to MediaWiki. There is also a wide collection of open source software projects around them.

Much more can be done: stabilize infrastructure, increase participation, improve quality, increase reach, encourage innovation.


Ready to start working on your upcoming internship project? Then it's time to read and follow Life of a successful project.

Project ideas[edit]

Our project board is in Phabricator. Look for projects, discuss technical aspects on the tasks themselves (see Answering your questions), ask intelligent and explicit questions ("Could you tell me more about this?" is a bad example), do your research thoroughly, don't expect spoon-feeding. That's the recipe for a perfect student!

Community Wishlist is another interesting place to look for projects. They are backed by community demands and would be good ones to consider.