Talk:Outreach programs/LevelUp

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Internationalisation jobs[edit]

Among the jobs in need of a volunteer, [1] there are some big i18n tasks/projects like bugzilla:24620. These, and perhaps other similar projects, span across many areas of the code, not just a single extension where you can get someone to get +2: does this project somehow cover it, or do you have suggestions?

Some months ago I proposed, for the l10n portal which was in the works:

  • «There should be a list of current projects one can be involved in:
    • team's projects/specifications/whatever in need of feedback/debugging/tests (mostly pages on mw.o in need of comments and perhaps usability tests);
    • long-term projects like translatewiki:Support, bug 38638, adding plural and gender support to messages and other interface elements, switching core and extensions to the new logging system, language support/CLDR improvements, cleanup of wikis' local messages, ...: actionable lists of stuff to do and relevant how-tos.»

I've added some things to Annoying large bugs but never got any of them done, wikitech-l emails are completely useless and core developers are not interested. Today I tried bugzilla:42893 and bugzilla:42892, maybe the Language Engineering team will be able to work on them. Nemo 10:39, 9 December 2012 (UTC)


Starting in 2013, every engineer or sysadmin at WMF has a quarterly goal: either to get more domain knowledge on a particular repository/codebase and become a regular code reviewer on that codebase, or to coach a particular mentee to get +2 privileges on a repo.

The Wikimedia Foundation's technical department has a fair number of employees who are neither engineers nor sysadmins: product managers, engineering directors and other management, Engineering community team, designers, researchers, etc. Since those represent almost 40% of the technical staff, it would be useful to provide some guidelines about how/whether this program will affect them. guillom 13:40, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Good point. For Jan-March 2013: some designers, people and product managers, ECT people, sysadmins, and researchers are choosing to mentor or be mentored, but most are not, and that's okay. We'll reevaluate in March 2013. Sharihareswara (WMF) (talk) 21:53, 14 January 2013 (UTC)