Technical Community Newsletter/2022/January
Notes on this issueEdit
The Wikimedia Technical Community Newsletter shares highlights and news from the past quarter and information about events coming up in the next quarter.
- The Coolest Tool Award 2021 took place, celebrating and awarding Wikimedia software tools in our communities. Watch the ceremony video if you missed it.
- Toolhub launched on 2021-10-14. Since the initial launch there have been several smaller releases adding new features including the ability to make a personal list of "favorite" tools. The team has also added two new developers since October 2021. The team is currently working on feature additions to enable more collaborative editing of the catalog by the Wikimedia community and collection of new types of information about each tool.
- Call for projects and mentors for Google Summer of Code 2022 and Outreachy Round 24 announced. Interested in mentoring a coding or non-coding project (around design, documentation, translation, outreach, research)? Express your interest on the Phabricator task.
- Want to learn new technical skills to help improve your wiki? Sign up for the next set of workshops that the small wiki toolkits initiative is organizing around scripts and bot development.
- We have a couple of new people in the Developer Advocacy team: Tricia Burmeister (Technical Writer), Seyram Komla Sapaty (Developer Advocate, Tools), Haley Lepp (Technical Community Programs Manager) and Melinda Seckington (Developer Advocacy Manager). Say hi if you have the chance!
Phabricator and GerritEdit
- Phabricator: Number of tasks created in Q4/2021: 6142
- Phabricator: Number of tasks closed in Q4/2021: 5303
- Phabricator: Number of different people who created tasks in Q4/2021: 889
- Phabricator: Number of different people who closed tasks in Q4/2021: 420
- Gerrit: 342 people wrote patches (149 of them being volunteers) in Q4/2021.
Are you interested in learning more or volunteering to improve Wikimedia Technology? Get involved!