Wikimedia Hackathon 2019/Mentoring Program
Place holder for the Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 Mentoring Program page.
Mentoring Program Discussion and Plan
Mentoring program plan here: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T219498
Helpful Flowchart for your first day!
Mentors / Helpers
If you plan to be a mentor at the Hackathon, please add yourself here!
|Photo / Avatar||Name||About me (incl. contact information & comments)||During the hackathon, we could work on...|
|Ezouhri Maroua, Ux lead Teal ( IBM & Ocp Jv)||Ux Designer, Ambassador at Figma, Licensed professional degrees in Mit Academy / hassan II University, officially certified user from AUTODESK, Organizer in google Womentechmaker & Member of Gdg casablanca, worldwide speaker #Devoxx / #Voxxed, UX consultant & mentor.
u can contact me at
|I can help you with:
|Aaron Halfaker||I'm a research scientist who builds stuff and manages a small team at the Wikimedia Foundation. Specifically, I work on building machine learning models to help Wikipedians do their work -- and then run studies to see if they are helpful or not.||I can help you with:
|Srishti Sethi||I am a Developer Advocate in the Technical Engagement team at the Wikimedia Foundation.||I can help you:
|Bryan Davis||I manage the Cloud Services team at the Wikimedia Foundation.||I can help you with:|
|Chris Koerner||I'm a Community Relations Specialist at the Wikimedia Foundation. Ask me anything.||I can help you with:
|Tony Thomas||I contribute code to MediaWiki extensions mostly. My contributions to MediaWiki are mostly in PHP. I also work on unit testing, so this is something to meet and talk about! IRC: tonythomas, or 01tonythomas[at]gmail.com. Also on telegram at tonythomas01. I work as a Python developer, so that is something I can help on as well.||I can help you with:
|Cindy Cicalese (WMF) and Cindy Cicalese (volunteer)||I'm the Product Manager for the MediaWiki Platform. I'm also a volunteer MediaWiki extension developer.||I can help you with:
|Christoph Jauera (WMDE)||I work for WMDE as software developer mainly on the Technical Wishes Project dealing with extensions and core features there.
|I can help you with:
|Moriel Schottlender||I work in the Collaboration team at the Foundation, dealing with front end interfaces and languages!||I can help you with:
|Petr Pchelko||I work in the Core Platform team mostly focusing on services||I can help you with:
|Tobias Schönberg||Volunteer with Wikimedia Austria||I can help you with:
|Lucas Werkmeister (WMDE)||I’m a software developer in the Wikidata team at Wikimedia Deutschland.
Lucas_Werkmeister_WMDE on Phabricator
Lucas_WMDE on IRC
lucaswerkmeister on Telegram
|I can help you with:
|Elena Tonkovidova||I work as a QA engineer in the Growth team and the Language team at the Foundation, dealing with all aspects of QA work||I can help you with:
|YiFei Zhu||I do Toolforge, Quarry, Pywikibot, and Commons||I can help you with:
|Sam Reed (User:Reedy)||Wikimedia Foundation Security Team
|Željko Filipin||Software Engineer (Contractor), Wikimedia Foundation
||During the hackathon, we could work on...|
Thank you for being a mentor at the Wikimedia Hackathon!
Welcoming newcomers into the movement is our goal...
This program will give newcomers the chance to dive into the Wikimedia movement and try out projects that are designed in a way that will give them the chance to hack on something that can be accomplished on that weekend, with the support of experienced Wikimedians as their mentors. While hacking, the newcomers can get to know the Wikimedia movement and see what impact they can have. We would like to create an event which will offer newcomers the opportunity to engage closely with Wikimedia projects. Pre-assigned hacking groups for newcomers will be kept small, with only four to six participants per project. It will be a unique chance for newcomers to get to know some of the coolest projects and coders out there and become part of the Wikimedia community!
... and the mentoring program is just one of many ways to do it.
While we are especially thankful for everyone who signed up to be a mentor exclusively, we also need people who do not want to take up this pre-defined role, but instead want to keep the flexibility that makes up such a great part of Wikimedia Hackathons. Everyone can give sessions tailored to newcomers and share their skills in whichever way they choose during the hackathon. (See Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 Program for details on how to do this.)
Resources for Newcomers
If you want to dive deeper into the world of MediaWiki, see Hackathons/Participants#Where can I find more information?