Outreachy/Round 21

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Wikimedia takes part as a mentoring organization for Outreachy Round 21.

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Outreachy Round 16

Program timeline[edit]

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

Outreachy Round 21 Welcome Call
Aug. 28, 2020 at 4pm UTC Initial applications open
Aug. 31, 2020, 4 p.m. UTC #OutreachyChat on Twitter
Sept. 21, 2020 at 4pm UTC Initial application deadline
Oct. 10, 2020 Project list finalized
Oct. 7, 2020 to Oct. 31, 2020 Contribute to projects
Oct. 31, 2020

at 4pm UTC

Final application deadline
Nov. 23, 2020 at 4pm UTC Accepted interns announced
Dec. 1, 2020

to March 2, 2021

Internships period

Accepted projects[edit]

Name Location Project Mentor(s) Updates
Aisha Khatun Bangladesh Analyze community authored functions that build Wikipedia infoboxes and more Adam Baso Yes Done Joined Zulip

Yes Done 1st Blog
Yes Done 2nd Blog
Yes Done 3rd Blog
Yes Done 4th Blog

Liudmila Kalina Moscow Analyze community authored functions that build Wikipedia infoboxes and more Adam Baso Yes Done Joined Zulip
Jesse Amamgbu Nigeria Build a tool for inferring what countries are associated with a given Wikipedia article Isaac Johnson Yes Done Joined Zulip
Harshinee Sriram India Create a Not Safe for Work (NSFW) media Classifier for Wikimedia Commons Daniyal Abbasi and Chaitanya Mittal Yes Done Joined Zulip
Kay Wong Malaysia Create Machine Learning datasets to measure content reliability on Wikipedia. Miriam Redi and Diego Saez-Trumper Yes Done Joined Zulip
Harriet Uganda Evaluate Microsoft Playwright as replacement for our browser automation Željko Filipin and Vidhi Mody and Soham Parekh Yes Done Joined Zulip
Ogechi O Lagos Nigeria Review and improve Lua documentation on meta and mediawiki. Pavithra Eswaramoorthy and Rexx Yes Done Joined Zulip


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 1, 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]

  1. Analyze community authored functions that build Wikipedia infoboxes and more mentored by Adam Baso, Denny Vrandečić
  2. Analyze 'need help' requests from Wiki Education Dashboard mentored by Sage Ross
  3. Build a tool for inferring what countries are associated with a given Wikipedia article mentored by Isaac Johnson
  4. Create a Not Safe for Work (NSFW) media Classifier for Wikimedia Commons mentored by Chaitanya Mittal, Daniyal Abbasi
  5. Create Machine Learning datasets to measure content reliability on Wikipedia mentored by Diego Saez-Trumper, Miriam Redi
  6. Evaluate Microsoft Playwright as replacement for our browser automation mentored by Željko Filipin, Soham Parekh, Vidhi Mody
  7. Refactor Selenium tests and perform cleanup mentored by Vidhi Mody, Željko Filipin, Soham Parekh
  8. Review and improve Lua documentation on meta and mediawiki mentored by Doug Taylor, Pavithra Eswaramoorthy

Note: Project details will be available on Outreachy site on October 7 2020 and visible to applicants who passed the initial eligibility check.

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.