Outreachy/Round 20

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Wikimedia takes part as a mentoring organization for Outreachy Round 20.

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Outreachy Round 16

Program timeline[edit]

(borrowed from https://www.outreachy.org/apply/project-selection/)

Outreachy and GSoC Welcome Party, May 2020
February 25, 2020 at 4pm UTC Project list finalized
March 5, 2020 Applicants start making contributions to internship projects
April 7, 2020 at 4pm UTC Application deadline (Last day to finish any contributions to internship projects. Applications who made a contribution must submit the rest of their project application by this date.)
April 7, 2020 to April 27, 2020 Applicants are encouraged to continue making contributions
April 27, 2020 at 4pm UTC Accepted interns announced on the alums page
May 19, 2020 to August 18, 2020 Internship period

Accepted projects[edit]

Name Location Project Mentor(s) Updates
Daniyal Abbasi India Enhancements to gdrive-to-commons uploader tool Tony Thomas and Srishti Sethi Yes Done Joined Zulip

Yes Done First blog post

Yes Done Second blog post

Dibya Gautam Nepal Productionize API for Wikidata-based Topic Model on ORES Isaac Johnson and Aaron Halfaker Yes Done Joined Zulip

Yes Done First blog post

Yes Done Second blog post

Yes Done Third blog post

Yes Done Fourth blog post

Raymond Ndibe Nigeria WikiContrib: Gather and analyze use contributions on wiki and Github Rammanoj Potla and Srishti Sethi Yes Done Joined Zulip

Yes Done First blog post
Yes Done Second blog post
Yes Done Third blog post
Yes Done Fourth blog post

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 May 20, 2020) 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.
  • Read stories on Wikimedia technical blog about the technology and software behind running Wikipedia and its sister projects.
  • Watch previous videos on Wikimedia technical topics here.

Ideas for projects[edit]

The following ideas were promoted during the application period.

Add Cron Job Functionality to PAWS (A Wikimedia JupyterHub Project)[edit]

Link to project: Add Cron Job Functionality to PAWS (A Wikimedia JupyterHub Project)

Mentors: Brooke Storm, Chico Venancio and Arturo Borrero Gonzalez

Add leaderboard based on user's edits using Commons Android app[edit]

Link to project: Add leaderboard based on user's edits using Commons Android app

Mentors: Vivek Maskara, Nicolas Raoul

Enhancements to gdrive-to-commons uploader tool[edit]

Link to project: Enhancements to gdrive-to-commons uploader tool

Mentors: Tony Thomas and Srishti Sethi

Improve Wiki Education Dashboard javascript build pipeline and reduce bundle size[edit]

Link to project: Improve Wiki Education Dashboard javascript build pipeline and reduce bundle size

Mentors: Sage Ross

Improve Wiki Education Dashboard's error monitoring[edit]

Link to project: Improve Wiki Education Dashboard's error monitoring

Mentors: Sage Ross

Productionize API for Wikidata-based Topic Model[edit]

Link to project: Productionize API for Wikidata-based Topic Model

Mentors: Isaac Johnson and Aaron Halfaker

WikiContrib: Gather and analyze use contributions on wiki and Github[edit]

Link to project: WikiContrib: Gather and analyze use contributions on wiki and Github

Mentors: Rammanoj Potla and Srishti Sethi

Contact[edit]

We encourage applicants to communicate in the public streams and refrain from sending private emails/messages whenever possible. Open communication allows fellow applicants to learn from your questions. It also gives all community members a chance to answer your queries. This way, queries get answered sooner and the administrators do not become a bottleneck. Also, see: Feedback, questions and support.