Marty Hernandez Avedon (he/they), Outreachy Winter 2018 Intern and Contributor at Mediawiki
I'm a software developer from New York City.
I attended Pursuit (formerly known as C4Q) from 2016-2017, after teaching myself how to program with Python, and learning some basic web development skills.
Upon graduating from Pursuit, I worked on some iOS apps, tutored, and taught myself Java and C#.
In 2018, I apprenticed at Microsoft, on Azure's R & D team.
Prior to coding, I used to write short web articles and do print design for local businesses and nonprofits.
Part of my internship involved working on a Phabricator task entitled Investigate and improve MediaWiki Action API documentation .
Improve top 50 viewed pages of the MediaWiki Action API & create a demo app to educate users
MediaWiki is the software many popular wikis run on, including the English Wikipedia. However, the documentation for using our numerous web APIs is inconsistent from article to article, and sometimes article content is incomplete or unclear.
Because MediaWiki-based projects have high visibility and are frequently used by educational programs, the documentation improvements on the top 50 pages will be very useful both to developers and site maintainers of MediaWiki-based sites, and to student who use the APIs to learn practical web development skills.
24/27 total completed - 3 started during pre-internship period - 24 started during internship - 3 unfinished
|Internship started 04-Dec-2018|
|08||17-Dec-2018||API:Data formats||WIP (discussion)||Last draft|
|16||08-Jan-2019||API:Import||WIP (permissions)||Last draft|
|19||17-Jan-2019||API:Parameter information||23-Jan-2019||Last draft|
|20||21-Jan-2019||API:Watchlist feed||07-Feb-2019||Last draft|
|22||28-Jan-2019||API:Protect||WIP (permissions)||Last draft|
|Leadup||16-Nov 03-Dec||Signed contract, joined Outreachy Zulip, set up user page, set up RSS feed, started practicing Python, first blog post.|
|01||04-Dec 08-Dec||Researched articles + added to spreadsheet, tightening up app proposal, started first article + second article, made brief blog post, made official week 1 blog post.|
|02||09-Dec 15-Dec||Started third article. Spoke to User:SSethi (WMF) about translations. Submitted pull requests for API:Links and API:Users sample code to repo. Started translation tagging edits to API:Lists sandbox and API:Properties sandbox. Completed second and third articles. Submitted app proposal. Started fourth and fifth articles. Submitted pull requests for API:Allpages and API:Info sample code. Completed fourth and fifth articles.|
|03||16-Dec 22-Dec||Submitted feedback to Outreachy. Started sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth articles. Submitted pull request for API:Edit sample code. Posted week 3 blog. Submitted API:Allimages and API:Imageinfo sample code. Completed sixth and seventh articles.|
|04||23-Dec 29-Dec||Started tenth and eleventh articles. Submitted pull requests for API:Categories and API:Allcategories sample code. Continued refining ninth article (API:Edit). Completed tenth and eleventh articles. Started twelfth article.|
|05||30-Dec 05-Jan||Started thirteenth article. Continued work on ninth article (API:Edit). Submitted pull requests for sample code from twelfth and thirteenth articles. Posted week 5 blog. Completed twelfth and thirteenth articles. Started fourteenth article. Started fifteenth article.|
|06||06-Jan 12-Jan||Continued work on fourteenth and fifteenth articles. Submitted pull request for API:Random sample code. Requested help on translation tags and completing an edit with a CAPTCHA. Continued work on ninth article. Made pull request for API:Logout sample code. Started sixteenth article. Completed ninth article. Got sysop privileges for thetestwiki.org.|
|07||13-Jan 19-Jan||Attended Wikipedia Day NYC. Started work on seventeenth article. Started eighteenth article. Submitted pull request for API:User group membership sample code. Started wireframes for app. Completed API:Lists from pre-internship. Updated API:Edit. Completed API:Logout. Completed API:Random. Completed API:Properties. Started nineteenth article. Wrote week 7 blog post. Created Meta userpage for other wikis.|
|08||20-Jan 26-Jan||Submitted sample code for API:Parameter information. Started work on twentieth article. Completed API:Parameter information. Submitted sample code for API: Move and API: Import for extra help. Started planning trip to Write the Docs Portland. Completed API:User group membership. Submitted sample code for API:Watchlist feed. Started twenty first article.|
|09||27-Jan 02-Feb||Started twenty second article. Fixed issues with API:Watchlist feed pull request. Continued work on twentieth article and twenty first articles. Updated sample code for API:Move and API:Watchlist feed. Research and planning for web apps, including userflow: Quiz, Contributions visualizer, Picture of the day|
|10||03-Feb 09-Feb||Updated sample code for API:Move. Submitted a pull request for API:Watch. Updated drafts of twentieth, twenty first, and twenty second articles. Started draft of tutorial. Made inquiry for examples of watchlist token sharing on Discourse. Completed API:Watch. Started twenty third and twenty fourth pages. Completed API:Watchlist feed and API:Move. submitted sample code for API:Alllinks and API:Usercontribs. Got basic functionality going & made pull request for Picture of the Day Viewer app, for further review. Updated styling on app.|
|11||10-Feb 16-Feb||Continued work on Picture of the Day Viewer app and tutorial. Completed API:Alllinks and API:Usercontribs.|
|13||24-Feb 03-Mar||More app refactoring; revised tutorial to match current app; removed extraneous information from tutorial and added code folding to tighten it from 47k to 38k bytes. Second review of app. Completed changes requested from second review & had app accepted into repo. Re-organized tutorial article and cut it down to 19k.|
|14||04-Mar||Made copy edits on tutorial and pushed it to the mainspace, at API:Picture of the day viewer|