User:Leszek Manicki (WMDE)/WMDE Engineering/Mentoring

Welcome to the Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. Engineering portal. Here you can find information about our engineering work, projects, processes and mentoring program. Everyone is invited to join our projects. The software development & engineering team and many volunteer developers are responsible for the features and projects listed on this portal.

Personal Development

Six mentees work in the software development department at Wikimedia Germany at the moment. For us your personal development is paramount. We are helping you to identify your strengths and find your own project at Wikimedia.

We offer internships, working student contracts, dissertations for pupils and students. Each pupil and student is getting a mentor who supports his/her with their personal development.

These are the following ways we support you by:

  • Level I: mandatory and voluntary internships (3-6 months)
  • Level II: dissertation (6 months)
  • Level III: Working Student (1-2 years)

Additionally we support you and your project by offering you the possibility to go to hackathons and events to present your project.

Group advancement

We do not only support individual development but also the advancement of a study group. If you have a semester project at your university, we welcome to work with the group closely.

For example, a student group of developers from the HPI Potsdam enhanced the quality of Wikidata in a project.

Blog entry press article

WMDE Software Engineering Hackathon Lyon 2015 cropped.jpg

You can find us at the following events this year:

  • 31.03. - 03.04.2016 MediaWiki Hackathon, Jerusalem
  • 21.04. - 24.04.2016 Wikimedia Conference, Berlin
  • 26.04. - 29.04.2016 Craft Con, Budapest

If you have questions concerning the events or the mentoring program, please contact:

Inspiration? You need inspiration for a thesis topic or a semester project? Here are some examples:

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You are looking for “easy tasks” to get the hang of our development work? Here are your options:

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The code you wrote will be reviewed by our developers.

What’s work like at our department? Andre who did a voluntary school internship with us wrote about his experience here

Find here talks and podcasts by our pupils and students:

Developers in private: On their personal blogs, you may find some interesting information about work and the open source universe.