Technical Document Re-working Group/Wikimania 2018


This page lists information about the Technical Document Re-Working Group and Mission, as well as tasks to explore at the Hackathon at Wikimania 2018.

Create a Wikimedia developer account and login with it to edit content on wikitech.

The developer advocacy approach to technical documentation[edit]

Resources for evaluating technical documentation[edit]

Resources for improving technical documentation[edit]

Resources for building and supporting technical documentarian community[edit]

Task Page Further notes or owner Experience level
Help build a page on wiki that serves as a resource list for new technical writers and editors. We’ll teach you how to edit! Not yet created! T197006 Newcomer
Make this a better landing page that helps guide folks to walkthroughs and tutorials and provides a list of resources for folks who want to learn more. wikitech:Help:Toolforge/How_to All Levels
Help improve this style guide! We need examples and tips! Documentation/Style_guide T1970006 All Levels
Create a check-list for technical documentation pages (aka a list of basic criteria to check tech docs against before posting/publishing). Not yet created! Not yet created! All Levels
Link examples of technical documents published on Wikimedia projects that exemplify the best practices shared in the style guide. Documentation/Style guide#Deciding on a document type T1970006 All Levels
Determine if the scope of this page is too much. Does all the content belong or should it be moved to subpages? Improve organization/navigation wikitech:Help:Toolforge Intermediate
Reformat as a walkthrough. EX. wikitech:Help:Toolforge/My_first_Flask_OAuth_tool wikitech:Help:Toolforge/My_first_Pywikibot_tool T134495 Intermediate
Reformat as a walkthrough. EX. wikitech:Help:Toolforge/My_first_Flask_OAuth_tool wikitech:Help:Toolforge/My_first_Django_OAuth_tool Intermediate
Update SSH documentation with this information. T196815 Intermediate
Create a maturity model / rubric / set of criteria to evaluate the quality and usefulness of our current and future technical documentation. Ex. Not yet created! Not yet created! Intermediate
Help build a gadget to gather user feedback about technical documentation. T195119 Advanced
Various Cloud VPS and Toolforge documentation issues phab:T101659 lists a larger set of tasks, but many will likely require experience with the tools T101659 Advanced
add something? add something?