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Nemo bis (talkcontribs)

«We have got official recognition from the Affiliations Committee for a first period of one year»: was the group renewed?

Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)

The group hasn't been active as a group. I don't have a better solution at hand...

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How to attract and keep contributors

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Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)

I have just started working in two proposals to attract and keep technical contributors:

Both projects are complex and have a potential of introducing big changes in our community. I'm focusing on defining the proposals to a level where a rough production budget can be estimated, in order to consider the possibility of subcontracting the implementation. Your early feedback and help is welcome.

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Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)

The proposals evolved significantly after many discussion and we are here now: Project:New contributors. Your feedback and help is welcome.

In fact there I'm suggesting that we should focus our promotion efforts to English Wikipedia first in order to convert their tech readers in tech contributors.

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Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)

We produce a fairly good amount of videos, mainly through Google Hangouts, also in our events. The possibilities of using those videos for promotion are basically untapped. Even being a regular member of this community it is not easy to find them where you would expect them.

It takes some work:

  • Videos in YouTube must be published in Commons. Some basic post-production would be a big plus.
  • They should be listed in a single location acting as index.
  • They should be also published in the appropriate page(s) related to that topic.

For instance, yesterday we had a meetup in SF and now we have this YouTube video: Wikimedia & wikiHow mobile updates. They are pretty interesting, probably more as separate videos. I'm supposed to work on them but I ave many other things in the pipeline right now...

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An icon for Promotion related pages

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Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)
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Proposed IRC meeting on 21 February 2013

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Varnent (talkcontribs)

There was discussion over the weekend on IRC of having a meeting of folks interested in this group on 21 February 2013. Are there times that would work best for folks?

Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)

Sorry, I just got back from holidays. Can we find a date for next week, so we have more time to get quorum? We can chase the people that signed up one by one.  :)

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List of projects using the MediaWiki API?

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Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)

Is it worth starting a list of standalone projects using the MediaWiki API? Like Apps. We want to promote and improve our API so devellopers can use it for their projects using / remixing / contributing Wikimedia data. Having a list of existing projects would be useful, even if it starts as a showcase of the evident cases.

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Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)

Let's use this thread to point to other threads related with Promotion activities where our participation is welcome / needed. No discussions in this thread, please.

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Slides: How to hack on Wikipedia

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Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)
How to hack on Wikipedia

I'm drafting my slides for FOSDEM. Feedback welcome! The idea is to have a presentation reusable that is, in practice, an introduction on How to contribute. See also the black icons.  :)

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Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)

Proposal: naming all our developer events lasting one day or more:

MediaWiki Hackathon City

e.g. MediaWiki Hackathon Amsterdam, to mention an event currently showing a branding problem: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Amsterdam_Hackathon_2013

  • In places where "Hackathon" is a problematic word, DevCamp could be used instead.
  • If an event is all about a piece of software then it could be named after it e.g. Wikipedia Mobile Hackfest.

Localizations and other exceptions to be considered as requested.

PS: Discussion started at wikitech-l, moved here.

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Sharihareswara (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I really am fine with inconsistency (and yes, I mean inconsistency). But if new event-runners want guidance, this guidance seems fine, as guidance that they should feel free to ignore, on their own, without having to request exceptions. Gatekeeping bad. :-)

Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)

Mmm ok.  :)

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Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)
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Bdamokos (talkcontribs)

Hi guys,

I am happy to let you know that this group has been approved by the Affiliations Committee, see: [1].

Please do get in touch, if we can be of any help to you as you begin your activities.

Best regards,

Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)

Thank you very much!

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