Quality Assurance/Weekly goals

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Help achieving the QA weekly goal! No matter how new or how expert you are we have a task for you.

Date Type Event Contact

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Requesting a slot[edit | edit source]

The QA weekly goals are open to ALL projects, not just Wikimedia Foundation teams. By default we organize activities that volunteers can perform on their own during the week, although it is also possible to organize specific group events at a given time.

This is what you need to get your slot:

  • Propose a goal and a week. The easiest is to do it in a new thread at the discussion page.
  • Be ready to work on a landing page for the volunteers that will help reaching your goal.
    • Think of small tasks for newbies, and also more complex tasks to engage more experienced contributors.
    • No need to duplicate content: link to the relevant pages in mediawiki.org or anywhere else.
    • For new features make sure that volunteers can get easily have a testing environment. For instance, setup a wiki at https://labs.wikimedia.org/ instead of asking volunteers to install a MediaWiki locally.
  • Get involved in the promotion of the event. We will help at least with a mention at News and the mediawiki.org homepage, plus our social media channels.
  • Be ready to offer support to volunteers during the week requested. Make sure your team and relevant colleagues are also available and identified. All the better if you have good coverage of different timezones.
  • You commit to post an evaluation of the week, explaining the achievements and the lessons learned.
  • Your help retaining volunteers and encouraging them to join future activities is welcome! A way to stay in touch is to join the MediaWiki groups for Features testing, Browser testing and Bug Squad.

Once your QA week is completed you are encouraged to start thinking on the next one. This is how the QA wheel keeps spinning.

Previous events[edit | edit source]

Date Type Event Contact
Jan 28 Old bugs QA: Review 250 open bugs unchanged for more than one year AKlapper, Valeriej
Jan 28 Features testing QA: VisualEditor: Testing Non-Latin Characters Input and Behavior‎‎ Cmcmahon, Siebrand, Qgil
Feb 4 Fresh bugs QA: Triage/retest Article Feedback and Article Feedback 5 bug reports (tentative) AKlapper, Valeriej
Feb 11 Features testing QA: Article Feedback New Features Fabrice Florin, Cmcmahon, Qgil
Feb 19 Old bugs QA: Git/Gerrit Bug Triage AKlapper, Valeriej
Feb 25 Features testing Mobile uploads to Wikimedia Commons Michelle Grover, Qgil, Cmcmahon
Mar 7 Fresh bugs QA: General MediaWiki reports Bug Triage AKlapper, Valeriej
Mar 13–Mar 15 Browser testing QA: Browser automation testing for Wikipedia Search Zeljko.filipin, Qgil, Cmcmahon
Mar 18–Mar 22 Old bugs QA: LiquidThreads (LQT) Bug Triage AKlapper, Valeriej
Apr 1–Apr 7 Fresh bugs QA: Fresh bugs triageSkin and page rendering with a dedicated bugday on April 02nd AKlapper, Valeriej
Apr 6 Features testing QA: Weekend Testing Americas focuses in the new Account creation user experience. Steven Walling, Cmcmahon, Quim Gil.
Apr 15 Old bugs QA: Old bugs triageBug reports without updates for 18 months AKlapper
Apr 24 Old bugs QA: Language Engineering team monthly bug triage on #mediawiki-i18nconnectTranslate UX (TUX) bugs Runa Bhattacharjee