Wikimedia Developer Summit/2016/T113002

T113002, T114662, T114640 - This is the session pad for Language: Let's discuss LanguageConverter/per-language URLs/getTargetLanguage, slated to begin at 11:30am on January 5, 2016.

PurposeEdit

  • Discuss T114662: RFC: per-language URLs for pages of multilingual wikis.
  • Discuss T114640: RFC: make Parser::getTargetLanguage aware of multilingual wikis
  • Discuss plans for long-term support of wikis with language/script variants. T113002

AgendaEdit

MinutesEdit

EtherpadEdit

etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/WikiDev16-T113002

GoalsEdit

  • Agree on plan for reflecting language in URLs
  • Narrow options for long-term support of wikis with language/script variants.

ChronologyEdit

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Session guidelinesEdit

This checklist exists to help each session at WikiDev meet the following goals:

  • Have productive discussion about topics that need face-to-face time
  • Make progress towards agreement on a solution
  • Document what was discussed, including areas of agreement and disagreement
  • Create written list of action items for follow up
  • Update or create Phabricator tasks as appropriate

Specific tasks:

  1. Assign meeting roles:
    • Facilitator
    • Gatekeeper
    • Scribe
    • Timekeeper
  2. Facilitator: run session to achieve specific goals.
    • State or build consensus towards meeting goal and style, referencing one of these meeting types:
      • Problem-solving: surveying many possible solutions
      • Strawman: exploring one specific solution
      • Field narrowing: narrowing down choices of solution
      • Consensus: coming to agreement on one solution
      • Education: teaching people about an agreed solution
    • Identify agenda items and guide discussion to stay on topic
    • Redirect participants who begin venting or discussing things that can be done online
  3. Scribe(s): Document the session
  4. Gatekeeper: Actively manage participation
    • Interrupt people if they are dominating the discussion
    • Help people who are having difficulty being heard
    • If the gatekeeper is talking too much, someone else should interrupt them
  5. Timekeeper: Keep track of time left and point out time passing to facilitator
    • If possible, estimate time for each topic written by scribes
    • Let people know when a topic has gone over its time
    • Give a warning when 5-10 minutes are left