Outreachy/Round 19

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Wikimedia is participating in Outreachy Round 19. Internship period runs from December 3rd 2019 to March 3rd, 2020. See Wikimedia community page on the Outreachy website: https://www.outreachy.org/communities/cfp/wikimedia/.

Outreachy Round 16

Program timeline[edit]

Sejal Khatri (mentee) and Sage Ross (mentor) at Wikimania 2017

Source: https://www.outreachy.org/apply/project-selection/

August 20, 2019 at 4pm UTC Initial applications open
September 24, 2019 at 4pm UTC Initial application deadline + Project list finalized
October 1, 2019 to November 5, 2019 Contribute to projects
November 5, 2019 at 4pm UTC Final application deadline
November 26, 2019 at 4pm UTC Accepted interns announced on the alums page
December 3, 2019 to March 3, 2020 Internship period

Accepted projects[edit]

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Name Location Project Mentor(s) Updates
Zainab Abubakar (Proposal) Lagos, Nigeria Documentation improvements to the ~20 top 100 most viewed MediaWiki Action API pages on-wiki Jerop Brenda Yes Done Join Zulip

Yes Done Create user page

Yes Done Create a blog

Yes Done 1st post

Yes Done 2nd post

Yes Done 3rd post

Yes Done 4th post

Yes Done 5th post

Sim Tran (Proposal) Hanoi, Vietnam Create regression automated tests for Special:Homepage functionality testing Elena Tonkovidova Yes Done Join Zulip

Yes Done Create user page

Lalitha Reddy (Proposal) California

USA

Converting Campaign Pages to React SageRoss,

Khyati Soneji

Yes Done Join Zulip

Yes Done Create a blog

Yes Done Understanding user flow

Yes Done Understanding the haml

Yes Done Understanding the Redux

Aiko Chou (Proposal) Hsinchu,

Taiwan

A system for releasing data dumps from a classifier detecting unsourced sentences in Wikipedia Miriam Redi,

Guilherme Gonçalves,

Sam Walton

Yes Done Join Zulip

Yes Done Create user page

Yes Done Create a blog

Yes Done 1st post

Yes Done 2nd post

Yes Done 3rd post

Yes Done 4th post

Agatevure Glory (Proposal) Akwa Ibom, Nigeria Improvements and User Testing of Wiki Education Dashboard Android App Ujjwal Agrawal Yes Done Join Zulip

Yes Done Create user page

Yes Done Create a blog

Akinloose Esther ((Proposal) Lagos, Nigeria Improving Action API Integration tests Daniel Kinzler,

Clara Andrew-Wani, Kate Chapman

Yes Done Joined Zulip

Yes Done Set up blog and link to it on my Outreachy Profile

Yes Done Write a blog post about my experience applying to Outreachy

Yes Done pull updates from the api-testing repository

Yes Done run regression

Yes Done Complete setup

Yes Done Create and populate user page

Yes Done Write a blog post about my struggles getting started with the project

Recommended steps for accepted interns[edit]

Here are some recommended steps for accepted interns before the internship period kick-off:

  • Refine your project proposal with guidance from mentors.
  • Join Zulip to keep yourself up to date with the announcements related to the program and opportunities for participating in Wikimedia activities.
  • Write blog posts (first due by December 17th, 2019) in a language you are most comfortable with and add it to the Bi-weekly Reports page.
  • Add your updates about non-coding tasks (e.g., writing a blog post, joining Zulip, etc.) in the Accepted projects' Updates section above.
  • Setup your MediaWiki user page, link it with your name in the accepted projects section above and keep it up to date with your project work and reports. (e.g., User:Martyav, User:Amrit_sreekumar)
  • Stay in touch with Wikimedia technical discussions by subscribing to the mailing list: wikitech-l@lists.wikimedia.org.
  • Read stories from across the Wikimedia movement on Wikimedia Foundation’s blog.
  • Watch previous videos on Wikimedia technical topics here.

Roles and responsibilities[edit]

Ideas for projects[edit]

  1. A system for releasing data dumps from a classifier detecting unsourced sentences in Wikipedia, mentored by Sam Walton and Miriam Redi
  2. Convert Campaign pages to React, mentored by Sage Ross and Khyati Soneji
  3. Create command-line runner for MediaWiki maintenance tasks, mentored by Will Doran
  4. Create regression automated tests for Special:Homepage functionality testing, mentored by Elena Tonkovidova
  5. Documentation improvements to the ~20 top 100 most viewed MediaWiki Action API pages on-wiki, mentored by Jerop Brenda
  6. Improve MediaWiki Action API Integration Tests, mentored by Daniel Kinzler, Clara Andrew-Wani and Kate Chapman
  7. Improvements and User Testing of Wiki Education Dashboard Android App, mentored by Ujjwal Agrawal

Note: Project details will be available on Outreachy site on October 2019 and visible to applicants who passed the initial eligibility check.

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