Wikimedia technical documentation: friends of the docs

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Friends of the docs is a group that is open to all members of the Wikimedia technical community who are interested in advocating for better technical documentation for Wikimedia projects.

The group meets approximately monthly. Future dates to be determined.

Focus areas[edit]

Working together as a community, we aim to:

  • identify top priorities to improve and elevate MediaWiki technical documentation,
  • create standard requirements and processes for creating new tutorials and other technical documents,
  • update and refine existing technical documentation, and
  • identify and support advocates for better technical documentation.

Current scope[edit]

The scope of the Group is not static. The goal is to evolve and grow over time, as we propose, experiment, learn, and apply our learning.

Contact and coordination[edit]

The talk page will be used for our primary coordination. It is also a place to suggest potential future focuses.

Suggest other potential future focuses in the talk page.

Otherwise, our primary coordination takes place via the talk page.

This group follows the Special Interest Groups governance recommendations.

Recommended resources[edit]


Participant criteria
Participants are people with experience or interest managing technical documentation, Cloud Services infrastructure, and developer onboarding.
Prospective participants should email Sarah R. to apply:
Past members of the Working Group
Meeting cadence

Historical meeting minutes[edit]

The group was formerly a membership based special interest group that applied a process of auditing, extension, review, and iteration to Wikimedia technical documentation, but was limited to improving Scoring Platform team and Cloud Services documentation. In October 2019, the group was renamed to Friends of the docs.

Meetings from when the group was the Technical Document (Re)working Group


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