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Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)

We need to measure the success of this project as we implement it. For this we need data points.

Some of the data points are based on users, e.g.

  • Are they finding better what they are looking for?
  • Are new contributors getting a first task faster, and is there a higher % that completes it and goes for a second one?
  • Are there more participants in our community activities and is the increase related to the features implemented?
  • Are the community metrics improving in active participants in MediaWiki, Bugzilla, Gerrit?

Some data points are based on our own community management and outreach efforts.

  • Are we growing our pool of identified contributors?
  • Are we optimizing the effort required to promote successfully an activity?
  • Are we optimizing the effort invested in maintaining homepages, calendars, news feeds, lists of tasks for new contributors...?

More ideas for data points welcome. As soon as we have a consolidated list I will integrate it to the proposal.

The Engineering Community Team is in a good position to evaluate the current situation and the needs for improving the community contribution channels. We put a bunch of manual editing and template juggling around pages like

This post was posted by Qgil-WMF, but signed as Qgil.

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