Wikimedia Audiences/2017-18 Q4 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).

Contributors[edit]

Goal setting process owner: Danny Horn

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 Identify aspects of the 2017 wikitext editor that may cause incompatibility with gadgets. Update 2017 wikitext editor to ensure gadget compatibility. Publish advice on how gadget owners can update their gadgets to ensure compatibility. Get 2017 wikitext editor to a deployment-ready state.
  • Community Liaisons
EOQ To do To do
Collaboration 1) Make Kartographer and associated maps technology easier to maintain; 2) accomplish the two “main wishes” named in the Community Wishlist proposal for Kartographer Improvements: Map internationalization, and the addition of zoom level 19. Kartographer will display maps in the language of the relevant wiki instead of showing labels only in the language of the territory mapped (as per “main wish”  T112948).
  • Community liaisons
  • Members of the former Maps team
EOQ In progress In progress
Language Goal 3.1: Improve and consolidate our unified editing platform so that it's great on all devices Content Translation new version (CX2) can be used to create translations without major regressions compared to the previous version. CX2 is made available to few advanced editors as a pilot test to get feedback.
  • Editing
EOQ In progress In progress
Community Tech: Wishlist Improve very active contributors' productivity Rollout support for: EOQ In progress In progress
Graduate CodeMirror syntax highlighting from beta to default on LTR language wikis. April 2018 In progress In progress
Begin development on “Who Wrote That?” revision search tool (wish #4) Fabian Floeck, author of WhoColor EOQ To do To do
Represent both large and small communities Complete all new feature development on Grant Metrics Community Resources EOQ In progress In progress
Based on discussions (on-wiki and at WMCON) with program and event organizers, prioritize feature alterations and/or enhancements to the Programs and Events Dashboard (wish #3) Community Programs EOQ In progress In progress
Community Tech: Anti-Harassment Tools Increase the confidence of our admins for resolving disputes Allow admins to apply appropriate remedies in cases of harassment by releasing per-article, per-namespace, per-category, and file upload blocks. EOQ In progress In progress
Reports of harassment are higher quality while less burdensome on the reporter Continue research and community consultation on English Wikipedia for requirements and direction of the reporting system, for prototyping in Q4 and development in FY18-19. SuSa EOQ In progress In progress
Start development on simple prototypes of potential changes to the reporting system to use for demonstrations on-wiki and at Wikimania. EOQ N Not done
Known bad actors are kept off wikis where they are causing disruption Release cookie blocking for anonymous users to all Wikimedia wikis Legal EOQ Yes Done
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. We hope to have removed Tidy on the Wikimedia cluster by the end of this quarter
  • Finish implementation of the Parsoid API endpoint to render Parsoid HTML in the requested language variant
MediaWiki Platform, Services EOQ In progress In progress
Goal 3.1: Improve and consolidate our unified editing platform so that it's great on all devices Address blockers to supporting section editing in Visual Editor N/A EOQ To do To do
Growth Identify first project for new editor retention for 2018Q1 Wiki page with background research, prospective KPIs, and ongoing conversation with community members N/A EOQ In progress In progress
Improved efficiency for the Articles for Creation (AfC) process Discrete improvement or tool (TBD) that increases the rate at which new articles are published to the article namespace from drafts.  Specific metric TBD. N/A Mid-May In progress In progress
Framework for pursuing the "better use of data" goal in FY 2018-2019 Written accounting of existing data sources, summary of PM measurement needs, controlled experiment guidelines N/A End-May In progress In progress

Design[edit]

Goal setting process owner: Nirzar Pangarkar and Margeigh Novotny

Team Objective Key result Dependency ETA Status
Audiences Design Improve Iconography for web products - Update iconography in products based on OOUI including VE, CX

- Update iconography in mobile web

Mid-May In progress In progress
Wikimedia Design Style Guide 1.1 - Update the style guide based on the feedback of 1.0 release Mid-June In progress In progress
OOUI Adoption - Adopt one special page to use OOUI framework End June In progress In progress
Design Strategy Identify mobile-appropriate editing opportunities; document differences in editing experience between mature, developing and new Wiki's - Deliver inventory of critical editing taskflows for five Wikis Czech, Korean and Hindi participation Early June In progress In progress
Use publicly available data to ascertain patterns of use (e.g. proportions of users on desktop vs. mobile, by Wiki; topical preferences, by Wiki; number of edits/number of edits by new contributors, etc.) - Audience segmentation information July 1 In progress In progress

Programs[edit]

Goal setting process owner: Anne Gomez

Team Objective Key result Dependency ETA Status
Structured Data on Commons 1.1 Assist with deploying MultiContent Revisions on Commons T174022 Implement multi-content revisions

T174023 Implement MCR storage layer

T174045 DB schema migration for MCR

T174044 Deploy MCR storage layer

T174043 Deploy Multi-Content Revisions

MediaWiki Platform, WMDE Q4 In progress
2.1 Integrate structured file captions into search Update search backend for file captions

Inform “full-search” specifications and begin prototyping

Search Platform, Multimedia, WMDE, MediaWiki Platform Q4 In progress
3.1 Prepare for launch of the first Structured Data on Commons feature (multilingual file captions) Development, testing, and evaluation of multilingual file captions on File pages and Upload Wizard advance to a level that makes deployment to beta environments possible by end of June (in preparation for a July launch target)

Multilingual file captions are indexed for Search and factor into Search Results.

Multimedia, TechOps, WMDE, Search Platform, MediaWiki Platform, Research Q4 In progress
4.1 GLAMs want to use Commons List of ideas for integrating SDC into existing affiliate programming around Commons generated in WMCon program planning workshop. 2-3 potential pilot projects for GLAM use of SDC are identified following WMCON, and are in process of being supported by end Q4.

Support conversations around technical requirements for tool developers at Hackathon.

Community Programs Q4 In progress
4.2 Wikimedia Technology/Goals/2017-18 Q4#Segment 4: Programs Wikimedia Technology/Goals/2017-18 Q4#Segment 4: Programs Research Q4 In progress
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

Facilitating multiple rounds of community discussion on structured licenses

Technical Collaboration, Legal Q4 In progress
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.
  • [Mexico] Hire agency and develop community marketing committee for video release in Q4/Q1.
  • [Iraq & Nigeria] Deliver final reports of earlier campaigns.
  • [India] Videos launch and earn more than 3 million total viewership. Deliver wrap-up report of India campaign. (deferred from Q3)
Communications (lead), Programs, Global Reach, WMMX, Hindi Marketing Committee EOQ In progress
2.1 Build better interfaces for offline support for individuals who sometimes have internet access across all platforms, working hand in hand with existing solutions (both community and external). In particular:
  • extend functionality in Android app
  • build initial offline functionality for the mobile web
[Nigeria] Execute product marketing campaign for offline functionality in the Android app, particularly Reading Lists, with intent to understand if offline features drive adoption/retention in data-constrained markets Communications & Audiences (co-lead), Partnerships EOQ Not yet started
2.3. Better understand the existing ecosystem of solutions for offline support of Wikimedia content. Assess if it would be useful to partner with existing efforts (such as Kiwix or distributors) and move forward on those that have potential through product, grants, and/or partnerships. Sign term sheet and begin deployment of pilot program to support offline medical Wikipedia in Nigeria. Partnerships (lead), Internet in a Box, Kiwix, James Heilman, The Africa Center April 2018 In progress

Readers[edit]

Goal setting process owner: Jon Katz

Team Objective Key result Dependency ETA Status
iOS Goal 2, Outcome 2: Iterate and improve new app features that drive reuse and learning by high-affinity readers Ship a customizable Explore feed. Improved engagement with the Explore screen, increase in medium term user retention. None Q4 In progress
Android Goal 2, Outcome 2: Iterate and improve new app features that drive reuse and learning by high-affinity readers Add multi-lingual support, including customisable languages in the Explore feed and multi-lingual search results. KPIs include improved engagement with the Explore feed, leading to an increase in user retention. None Q4 In progress
Web Outcome 1, Objective 1: Enable readers to gauge the quality and reliability of an article prior to reading Change visual styling of page issues on the mobile website to improve awareness of particular issues within an article Community Liaisons Q4 In Progress
Outcome 1, Objective 4: Continue improving the ways that users can download articles of interest for later consumption Deploy new rendering service and handoff to Readers Infrastructure Community Liaisons, TechOps, Release Engineering, Readers Infrastructure Q4 In Progress
Multimedia Prepare for launch of the first Structured Data on Commons feature (multilingual file captions)
  • Development, testing, and evaluation of multilingual file captions on File pages and Upload Wizard advance to a level that makes deployment to beta environments possible by end of June (in preparation for a July launch target)
  • Multilingual file captions are indexed for Search and factor into Search Results.
TechOps, WMDE, Search Platform, MediaWiki Platform, Research Q4 In Progress
Infrastructure Increase code sharing of client apps by coalescing and moving more logic to the server. Deliver the HTML API for the PCS that can be adopted by both the iOS and Android apps. [1] Parsing, Services Q4 In Progress