Quality Assurance/Getting Started

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These are some of the step to follow to start contributing to QA:

1. Subscribe to the QA mailling list.

2. We are on IRC in #wikimedia-releng connect on freenode. To join the chat, create a nickname on https://webchat.freenode.net/ and use #wikimedia-releng for channel.

3. Introduce yourself in this QA list with your name, interests, your time zone, best way to contact you, your nickname on freenode etc.There are a lot of people who will help you.

4. Read about test environments and deployments to know the test environments and deployment schedule.

5. Create accounts on test environments: en.wikipedia.beta.wmflabs.org and test2.wikipedia.org and play with preferences in your account.

6. Create a Phabricator account, as this is how bugs are reported.

7. Login to Phabricator and search for your area of interest (for e.g. VisualEditor). Try to reproduce the bugs.

This is not an exhaustive list, feel free to add more to this list.