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The Wikimedia Foundation Product department staff and contractors build, improve, and maintain the software features of Wikimedia sites.

It is one of the eight Wikimedia Foundation departments and collaborates closely with the Technology department.

Important documents

On these pages you can read about our principles and best practices for our work:

Teams

Structure of the department

Within the Product department, we have two types of teams:

  • Feature teams are the primary unit of work for building products. Some of them are put into groups to ensure closer work.
  • Functional teams include the people who provide services, such as management, analytics, or community relations, to the feature teams.

Feature teams

Team name Focus Point of contact Current project(s)
Contributor Tools
Anti-Harassment Tools Technical work in support of the Anti-Harassment Program. Niharika Kohli IP Masking
Campaigns Experience of Wikimedia campaigns. Ilana Fried Registration
Community Tech Community Wishlist Survey. They also build and improve curation and moderation tools for experienced users, supports bot operators, and more. Natalia Rodriguez Real Time Preview for Wikitext
Generate Audio for IPA
Moderator Tools Content moderation tool needs, focusing on the needs of medium-sized Wikimedia projects. Sam Walton Content moderation on mobile web
Trust and Safety Tools Technical work in support of the Trust and Safety team. Madalina Ana Safety Survey
Private Incident Reporting System (PIRS)
Core Experiences
Editing Improving the core editing tools so that volunteers are able to successfully start and continue contributing to Wikimedia projects. Peter Pelberg Talk Pages Project
Growth A set of features to encourage newcomers to make edits, and improve new editor retention. Kirsten Stoller Mentorship
Positive reinforcement
Add a link
Add an image
Copy edit
Web Reading experiences on the web for the Wikimedia projects. Olga Vasileva Desktop Improvements
Emerging Markets
Inuka Experiences to Wikipedia readers in emerging markets, driving increased adoption and retention of Wikipedia in areas where internet use is rapidly growing. Purity Waigi Wikistories
Wikipedia Preview
Wikipedia for KaiOS
Language Internationalization and localization tools for Wikimedia sites on web and mobile. Pau Giner Content and Section translation
Localization infrastructure
Mobile Apps
Android Experience for searching and reading Wikipedia content. Jazmin Tanner Communication improvements
Quality contributions
iOS Experience for searching and reading Wikipedia content. Joshua Minor Codebase
Other teams
Abstract Wikipedia A new type of wiki where community-written software functions can transform language-independent Wikidata structured data into Wikipedia-like prose articles. Denny Vrandečić Wikifunctions
Content Transform Content formats (such as wikitext and HTML) and transformations between them. Sérgio Lopes Code repositories
Design Systems Build out the new Codex component library and improve front-end infrastructure in MediaWiki so that teams can build modern user interfaces more easily and consistently. Desiree Abad Codex component library
Modern user interfaces for all users
Vue 2 > Vue 3 migration
Search Responsible for maintaining and enhancing the various Search features and APIs for MediaWiki. Mike Pham Wikidata query service
API:Search and discovery
Structured Data Content on wikitext pages structured in a way that will be machine-recognizable and -relatable, to make reading, editing, and searching easier and more accessible. Alexandra Ugolnikova Image Suggestions
Section Topics
Search Improvements
Platform Value Streams
API Platform Facilitates self-service application development using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Virginia Poundstone API Gateway
API Portal
Universal API Management
Data Platform Serves data producers and data consumers. Luke Bowmaker Scheduled Dataset Creation
Data Gateway
Event Driven Dataset Creation
Expedition Applying basic MVC conception to separate concerns and drive discussion of refactoring. Expedition
Metrics Platform A suite of services, standard libraries, and APIs for producing and consuming data of all kinds from Wikimedia Foundation products. Emil Chetty Metrics Platform
Data Engineering Build out and maintain the self service components that make up the Shared Data Platform. Data Pipelines as a Service
Kubernetes Data Infrastructure
Data Catalog

Functional teams

Leadership