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SSethi (WMF) (talkcontribs)

There are two that I see:

* Make CirrusSearch / Pywikibot a featured project for new developers

* Do we want to investigate measuring retention of new developers effectively.. include those whose code contribution do not land in Gerrit?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@SSethi (WMF): Can you please share your reasons which make you think of CirrusSearch as a featured project? As I don't see any obvious reasons.

I am reluctant when it comes to Pywikibot as a featured project. Just because some folks contributed their first patch to project X does not automatically imply that code review works particularly well in project X.

"include those whose code contribution do not land in Gerrit?": If you refer to GitHub, I've created phab:T186736 which is blocked on phab:T109939. If you refer to something else, please elaborate.

SSethi (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@AKlapper (WMF) I meant considering CirrusSearch and Pywikibot for our featured projects list as anyway; we want to expand it. Seeing them highlighted in the metrics section, I wonder if there is an interest among new developers to contribute to these projects, then should we consider checking with maintainers if they would be willing to mentor?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Well, I do not see CirrusSearch highlighted somewhere...?

SSethi (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@AKlapper (WMF)In "Project with most new volunteers" metric, I see it.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Well, I see many many projects there with one or two contributions. So my question was why you'd pick that one.

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