Wikimedia Audiences/2017-18 Q3 Goals

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Purpose of this document: Goals for the Wikimedia Audiences department for the third quarter of fiscal year 2017–18 (January–March 2018). The goal setting process owner in each section is the person responsible for coordinating completion of the section, in partnership with the team and relevant stakeholders.

Goals for the Technology department are available on their own page.

Status fields can use the following templates: In progress, To do, Postponed, Done or Partially done

ETA fields may use the initialism EOQ (End of Quarter).

Community Tech[edit]

Focused on meeting the needs of active Wikimedia editors for improved, expert-focused curation and moderation tools.

Goal setting process owner: Danny Horn

Team Objective Key result Dependency ETA Status
Anti-Harassment Tools

(Still a work-in-progress!)

Increase the confidence of our admins for resolving disputes Allow wiki administrators to understand the sequence of interactions between two users so they can make an informed decision by adding top-requested features to the Interaction Timeline. End of February 2018 To do To do
Allow admins to apply appropriate remedies in cases of harassment by implementing more granular types of blocking. EOQ To do To do
Keep known bad actors off our wikis Consult with Wikimedians about shortcomings in MediaWiki’s current blocking functionality. EOQ To do To do
Keep known bad actors off our wikis by eliminating workarounds for blocks. EOQ To do To do
Reports of harassment are higher quality while less burdensome on the reporter Begin research and community consultation on English Wikipedia for requirements and direction of the reporting system, for prototyping in Q4 and development in Q1 FY18-19. EOQ To do To do
Community Wishlist Improve very active contributors' productivity Investigate new Wishlist Survey wishes, and start work on the first two projects EOQ
Rollout support for global preferences (2016 wish #4) EOQ In progress In progress
Represent both large and small communities Build a Grant metrics tool that automatically counts and updates important metrics Community Resources EOQ To do To do
Analyze the initial effects of ACTRIAL on English Wikipedia, and publish a report with findings based on the first month of data. EOQ To do To do

Contributors[edit]

Goal setting process owner: James Forrester

Team Objective Key result Dependency ETA Status
Editing Goal 3.1: Improve and consolidate our unified editing platform so that it's great on all devices Publish performance benchmarks and data collected from updated performance analyses. Begin implementation of performance improvements. Update beta feature to include these performance improvements, and solicit feedback.
  • Community Liaisons
End Q3 To do To do
Global Collaboration Goal 5.3.2: Improve structured discussion features for the communities that use them, based on user feedback and prioritising technical debt. Reduce the technical debt in the structured discussion front end, paving the way for work on major improvements requested by the community, scheduled to begin in Q4
  • Audiences Design
  • Community Liaisons
  • Analytics
End Q3 To do To do
Goal 3.1: Improve and consolidate our unified editing platform so that it's great on all devices Compact Language Links are enabled by default on Wikipedia in all languages. Percent of clicks out of pageviews doesn’t go down anywhere.
  • Community Liaisons
End Q3 To do To do
New Editor Experiences Goal 4.2: Improve, adjust, or create features geared at the needs identified in New Editors research project. Evaluate recommendations that come out of the New Editors Experience process. Conduct research on the top problems and solutions the New Editors team identifies and create designs. Solidify plans for one or more projects that can be proposed for development.
  • Audiences Design
  • Community Liaisons
  • Analytics
End Q3 To do To do
Parsing Goal 3.6: Support work towards unifying MediaWiki's parser implementations, in liaison with Technology's MediaWiki team
  • Continue rolling out RemexHTML on additional wikis + identify wikis that need additional support to meet the mid-2018 deadline for replacing Tidy
  • Finish implementation of the Parsoid API endpoint to render Parsoid HTML in the requested language variant.
  • Community Liaisons
  • Services
  • MediaWiki Platform
End Q3 To do To do
Goal 3.4: Reduce product and technical debt to modernise our tools and technologies, and to make future changes more effective and efficient Support heredoc-style syntax for templates. The syntax can help editors create better-structured content and support future balanced templates work.
  • MediaWiki Platform
End Q4 To do To do

Readers[edit]

Goal setting process owner: Jon Katz

Team Objective Key result Dependency ETA Status
Web Continue improving the ways that users can download articles of interest for later consumption Prepare new rendering service for handoff to Reading Infrastructure Community Liaisons, TechOps, Release Engineering, Reading Infrastructure To do To do
Increase learning by lowering the cost of exploration Deploy Page Previews to English and German Wikipedias Community Liaisons, Reading Infrastructure, Performance To do To do
Increase learning for all users by providing articles that load quickly in various settings Present and discuss proposed changes to the new mobile website with internal stakeholders Community Liaisons, Reading Infrastructure To do To do
Multimedia Designs and prototypes produced in this quarter will provide interactive tools that turn the abstract ideas and promises of the SDoC project into concrete items that WMF staff and Wikimedia community members can play with and reach a better understanding of SDoC project direction and impact.
  • The creation of wireframes and working prototypes illustrating functionality of SDoC's first feature: structured multilingual descriptive captions.
  • Iterative feedback from the community on designs, prototypes, and concepts.
EOQ In progress In progress
iOS Support power readers and encourage re-use by supporting Reading Lists, including syncing lists across logged in devices Port the foldering and sorting capabilities of Reading Lists from Android to replace existing Saved Pages. Allow logged in users to sync their Reading Lists across devices. Reading Services, Community Liaisons EOQ In progress In progress
Android Support power readers and encourage "stickiness" or repeat consumption by improving content freshness. Explorations around improving content freshness of the feed. Reading Services, Community Liaisons, TechOps EOQ To do To do
Infrastructure Improve maintainability and code sharing of reading clients by incorporating client code into shared services. Incorporate shared page library functionality into the Page Content Service. Integrate common CSS into the Page Content Service. EOQ To do To do

Programs[edit]

Goal setting process owner: Anne Gomez

Program Objective Key result Dependency ETA Status
Structured Data on Commons 1.1 It is possible to store structured data within wiki pages, in particular on media file pages on Commons. We will enable the MediaWiki storage layer to correctly store and process structured data elements within wiki pages. Deploy revision storage service (old schema)

Complete page update service (main slot only)

Complete page update service (multi-slot)

Review / finalize / test DB schema update script(s)

Scope and plan work for WebAPI integration and XML dumps

MediaWiki Platform with support from Wikidata EOQ To do To do
Create wireframes and working prototypes illustrating functionality of SDoC's first feature: structured multilingual descriptive captions. - The Commons Community will have its first interactive sample of new versions of Search and File pages integrated with structured data.

- The prototypes and designs will provide interactive tools that turn the abstract ideas and promises of the SDoC project into concrete items that WMF staff and Wikimedia community members can play with and reach a better understanding of SDoC project direction and impact - Internal teams achieve a better understanding of the technical and design challenges involved with full implementation of the proposed features

Multimedia with support from Community Programs, Technical Collaborations EOQ To do To do
Prepare backend infrastructure for structured data search Search Platfrom with support form Multimedia and Wikidata EOQ To do To do
4.2 Develop a better understanding of existing needs for Structured Commons List of GLAM pain points integrated into programmatic work Community Programs with supoprt from Multimedia EOQ To do To do
4.2 Develop a better understanding of existing needs for Structured Commons Prepare SDC outreach and affiliate planning sessions for WikimediaCon

Continue building network of GLAMs to feedback on and pilot SDC

Community Programs EOQ To do To do
5.1 The Wikimedia communities, GLAM partners, and developers are fully on board with the Structured Data project. They participate in the different stages of planning and development, and adopt the new features. Facilitating conversations about designs and prototypes

Prepare for activity during hackathon

Technical Collaborations EOQ To do To do
Wikimedia Technology/Goals/2017-18 Q3#Segment 2: Search integration and exposure Research with support from Community Programs and Mutlimedia EOQ To do To do
New Readers 1.1 Coordinated marketing efforts (campaigns) with launch events in target countries/markets that educate potential readers on what Wikipedia is and the value that it offers, developed in partnership with local networks of advocates. The New Readers team pilots awareness-building efforts that consult, collaborate, and train community members on how to continue strategic marketing initiatives. [India] Video launches and earn more than 3 million total viewership. Deliver wrap-up report of India campaign. Communications (lead), Programs, Global Reach, WMMX, Hindi Marketing Committee EOQ To do To do
1.2. Rapid Grants focused on raising awareness through community advocacy. The Community Resources team will work with Communications to develop a Rapid Grant application for awareness-building projects. We will facilitate a training and a check-in meeting for a cohort of grantees to build capacity, gather feedback, and support knowledge sharing between awareness advocates.

2.2. The Inspire campaign will address awareness, rather than Offline.

The Inspire campaign and Rapid Grants round should both be conducted in Q3.

Targets: Inspire campaign generates 150 ideas with 300 participants. The Rapid Grants round has 20 proposals.

Community Resources (lead), Programs, Communications, Finance
  • Inspire campaign: January
  • Rapid Grants round: February
To do To do
2.3. Conduct an environmental scan to better understand the existing ecosystem of solutions for offline support of Wikimedia content;develop an offline strategy; conduct impact assessment for offline solutions in India, Mexico, and Nigeria;  prepare and test  an approach for distributing offline content in each target country that includes context-specific need/demand for offline solutions, recommendations on relevant offline solutions, and potential partners for distribution of solutions. Current status: selecting strategy/ies from a set.

In Q3: Design and execute strategic tests for chosen strategy/ies. We will update this goal when we have clarity about the strategies.

Global Reach (lead), Readers, TBD EOQ In progress In progress

Design[edit]

Goal setting process owner: Nirzar Pangarkar

Team Objective Key result Dependency ETA Status
Audiences Design Standardise our user interfaces to match user expectation of quality from our products 
  • Document our standards for internal and external stakeholders
  • Deliverable includes Wikimedia Style Guide 1.0
Community Engagement, Operations EOQ In progress In progress
Audiences Design Work with New Editor Experiences and New Readers teams to collaboratively define goals and objectives for annual planning.
  • New Readers has good information to create clear objectives and goals for annual planning, derived from learning and retrospecting the past year's experience, as well as looking into the future.
  • New editor experiences has clear goals and objectives that will fit into the for annual plans of teams in both Audiences and Community Engagement.
  • New editor experiences goals make it into several teams' annual plans (this may be changed if New editor experiences becomes a program).
Community Engagement, Contributors, possibly Reading, New Readers, New Editor Experiences EOQ if not before In progress In progress