Outreachy/Round 17

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Wikimedia is participating in Outreachy Round 17. Internship period runs from December 4th, 2018 to March 4th, 2019.

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Outreachy Round 16
Screenshot of the GSoC and Outreachy 2017 Project Showcase. Watch the full showcase on YouTube.

Program timeline[edit]

(borrowed from https://www.outreachy.org/communities/cfp/)

  • Sept. 19, 2018 - Outreachy application period opens for applicants and most FOSS communities are listed
  • Sept. 24, 2018 - Join the #OutreachyChat on Twitter to ask questions of Wikimedia coordinators, mentors and alums
  • Oct. 2, 2018 - Last date for FOSS communities to sign up to participate
  • Oct. 9, 2018 - Last date to add new Outreachy internship projects
  • Oct. 30, 2018 - Outreachy application period ends for most communities
  • Nov. 6, 2018 - Outreachy application period ends for communities with an extended deadline
  • Nov. 16, 2018 - Interns are publicly announced at 4pm UTC

Ideas for projects[edit]

Join the #outreachy17 chat Ask a technical question

Projects will be showcased here: https://www.outreachy.org/december-2018-march-2019-outreachy-internships/communities/wikimedia/

Accepted projects[edit]

No Name Location Project Mentor(s) Updates
1. Gueleu S. Farida Douala, Littoral, Cameroon Add a new Linter category for Wikimedia wikis Subramanya Sastry
2. T.Crespy Buea, South West Region, Cameroon Create an event setup wizard for Programs & Events Dashboard Sage Ross and Pratyush Singhal and Urvashi Verma
3. Marty Hernandez Avedon New York, NY, US MediaWiki Action API: Documentation improvements to the top 50 most viewed API pages on-wiki Srishti Sethi, Sarah R.
4. Giselle J Pittsburgh, PA, US QA: Automation Testing - port Echo Notification tests to Node.js Etonkovidova
5. BarbV San Francisco Bay Area, CA, US Quality Assurance: Improve and increase test coverage for various Wikimedia projects Rummana Yasmeen and Etonkovidova

Recommended steps for current interns[edit]

  • During the internship period (Dec 4th-Mar 4th)
  • Before the internship period kick-off (Nov 16th-Dec 4th)
    • Start communicating with your mentors on refining your project proposal, finalizing deadlines and setting milestones.
    • Join Zulip that we will use to share program-related announcements and opportunities for participating in Wikimedia activities.
    • (Optional) Upload your profile picture on Wikimedia Commons, and add it below your name in the Accepted projects table.
    • (Optional) Stay in touch with Wikimedia community members and help them learn about you more:
      • Subscribe to Wikimedia mailing list: wikitech-l@lists.wikimedia.org.
      • Setup up your MediaWiki user page and keep it up to date with your project work and reports (example 1, example 2).
      • Interested in learning about other Wikimedia technical topics? Watch the videos here.

Contact[edit]

Reach out for general questions about Outreachy on the Freenode IRC channel #wikimedia-devrelconnect or to the organization administrator Srishti Sethi (ssethi@wikimedia.org).