Outreachy/Round 16

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Wikimedia is applying as a mentoring organization for Outreachy Round 16. Learn application process steps, selection process and responsibilities of a mentor below:

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Outreachy Round 14
Screenshot of the GSoC and Outreachy 2017 Project Showcase. Watch the full showcase on YouTube.

Program timeline[edit]

Tentative timeline, borrowed from previous edition:

  • February 12 - participating organizations are announced and application system opens
  • March 30 - application deadline at 19:00 UTC
  • March 30 - May 4 - applicants are encouraged to continue making contributions for the project they applied for; submitted applications are open for editing
  • May 4 - accepted projects announced
  • May 30 - August 30 - internship period

Ideas for projects[edit]

More ideas will be added below soon!

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Feedback on how pictures uploaded to Commons get used: statistics, barnstars, light gamification[edit]

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.

Skills required Android SDK and UI design, understanding of RxJava, basic knowledge of Wikimedia APIs and familiarity with Kotlin

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[edit]

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.

Skills required Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, React.js and Redux, User interface design, etc

More details https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T111416

Mentors Sage Ross, Jonathan Morgan


Reach out for general questions about Google Summer of Code on the Freenode IRC channel #wikimedia-devrelconnect or to the organization administrators John Vandenberg and Srishti Sethi (ssethi@wikimedia.org).