User:Miranda.zhang.q/project proposal


This is a project proposal for applying to the mentorship programs Outreach Program for Women. Not finalized or confirmed by mentor.

Cassandra backend for distributed round-trip test server[edit]

Our distributed round-trip test setup thoroughly tests Parsoid by converting 160000 Wikipedia articles from wikitext to HTML and back. Currently all result data is stored in MySQL, which does not deal very well with the large amount of data we throw at it. This project will address this by building a Cassandra backend for the round-trip test server. This will involve working with node.js and Cassandra. A candidate will ideally have at least some node.js experience, and is interested in distributed systems and storage.

Mentors: Gabriel Wicke, Marc Ordinas i Llopis

Name and contact information[edit]

IRC or IM networks/handle(s):
Typical working hours:


Short summary describing your project: what it means to accomplish, and how it will benefit MediaWiki or Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia.


Include a brief, clear work breakdown structure with milestones and deadlines. Make sure to label deliverables as optional or required. It’s OK to include thinking time (“investigation”) in your work schedule. Deliverables should include investigation, coding, deploying, testing and documentation.

About you[edit]

We don't just care about your project -- you are a person, and that matters to us! What drives you? What makes you want to make this the most awesomest wiki enhancement ever?

You don't need to write out your life story (we can read your blog if we want that), but we want to know a little about what makes you tick. Are you a Wikipedia addict wanting to make your own experience better? Did a wiki with usability problems run over your dog, and you're seeking revenge? :-) What does making this project happen mean to you?


We don't just want to know what you plan to accomplish; we want to know how. Briefly describe your work style: how you plan to communicate progress, where you plan to publish your source code while you're working, how and where you plan to ask for help. (We will tend to favor applicants that demonstrate a clear vision for what it means to be an active participant in our development community.)

Past open source experience[edit]

Do you have any past experience working in open source projects (MediaWiki or otherwise)? If so, tell us about it! If you have already written a feature or bugfix in a Wikimedia technology such as MediaWiki, link to it here; we will give strong preference to candidates who have done so.

Any other info[edit]

Please add any other relevant information -- UI mockups, references to related projects, a link to your proof of concept code, whatever. There are no specific requirements, but we love to see people who love what they're doing. Show us you're excited about this project and have an interest in the background and are considering how best to make your idea work.

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