Talk:Outreachy/Round 9

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To the org admins: before evaluating proposals in depth, I'm waiting for this list to be complete and cleaned up, am I right? As a potential mentor I've not yet received any instructions from the org admins, so I assume I'm not yet expected to do anything. In particular,

  1. the table needs to be integrated with applications which were submitted in other places;
  2. the eligibility of applicants needs to be confirmed (mentors have no means to verify the gender nor the Ascend Project membership of anyone).

--Nemo 08:24, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

@Nemo_bis:, did you see phab:T564#15607? Maybe I was overoptimistic thinking that a notification there could substitute emails sent manually to all mentors. Feedback welcome, since coordinating through a Phabricator task is much simpler. We have asked all candidates to sort out their entries in the table, and it looks like your candidate is ready to be reviewed. Just like GSoC, we assume that participants are eligible, and the deeper checks are done only to the candidates that are selected. In other words, the time to evaluate your candidate is now.--Qgil-WMF (talk) 09:15, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Ah. No, I had not seen that task. In fact I have phabricator emails disabled (too noisy) so I don't follow anything there. Can you please update the wiki page, which I'm certainly going to follow?
I'm sorry but I'm not going to spend time evaluating a candidate whose eligibility is not confirmed, especially as it's rather easy to confirm OPW eligibility (compared to GSoC which asks university certificates). --Nemo 09:54, 30 October 2014 (UTC)


Can we add a step/instruction to use a SULified username. It is harder to mentor newbies if their edits cant easily be found. e.g Special:CentralAuth/Prianka. John Vandenberg (talk) 22:35, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

This is a very special situation, especially considering that most candidates are new to Wikimedia, and their new accounts won't have this problem. I guess the best solution is to point them to m:Steward_requests/Username_changes.--Qgil-WMF (talk) 11:01, 7 November 2014 (UTC)
Note that this caused a problem for the participant. When trying to link their Phab account to their wiki account, they get an "Application Connection Error" which says "To use Connected Apps on this site, you must have an account across all projects. When you have an account on all projects, you can try to connect "phabricator-production" again." The Pywikibot testing also expects that the same username/password can be used on all sites. We've had a build breakage because the participant didnt enable 'logged in tests', so a bug wasnt discovered during testing; I havent investigated why they didnt enable 'logged in tests', but possibly related to this username confusion.[1]
Qgil-WMF, can you please guide the participant through the process of fixing this .. I don't have time to do it, and I expect Amir doesnt either. John Vandenberg (talk) 02:40, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
So have affected students tried via m:Steward_requests/Username_changes in order to fix that problem? If yes, what was the outcome? If not, why not or what was unclear so existing docs could be improved? --AKlapper (WMF) (talk) 15:52, 9 January 2015 (UTC)


Does Category:OPW round 9 projects does exist at this round? I'm having difficulties finding what is actually being worked on. --Nemo 07:27, 8 April 2015 (UTC)