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----Thank you, Adesoji!
the team in October 2021 as a consultant through This Dot Labs, lending his
experience in Vue.js and front-end development to the team. As Adesoji
concludes his work with This Dot, we see Adesoji thus wrapping up his work
on Wikifunctions. We are sad to see him go!
Here are Adesoji’s own words:
It's been an incredible journey to work with some of the best of the minds
I have known in my professional career. I got to work on a very interesting
and unique project. Thanks for the opportunity, Sadly, I am leaving with a
warm heart. Thank you, everyone, and goodbye.
Adesoji has been working on the Wikifunctions front-end, developing the
interface for functions which will allow the contributors and users of
Wikifunctions to interact with them. Thank you Adesoji for your work, and
we wish you best of luck in your future endeavors!
Welcome, Allan Jeremy!
This Dot is on-boarding another engineer to support us in the development
of Wikifunctions, Allan Jeremy.
Here are Allan’s own words:
I am a self-taught software engineer from Nairobi, Kenya. I started
learning how to code at 14, owing to a desire to create video games like
the ones I loved playing when I was younger. When I am not coding, I am
either exploring clear beaches, recording videos, or nerding out about AI.
I am also interested in history, philosophy and psychology.
Welcome Allan to the team! We are looking forward to working with you.
A new engineering role is open
As Julia Kieserman
to a different role within the Foundation during the next couple months, we
are hiring for a new full stack software engineer, with a need to ensure
continued delivery on the Vue.js front-end. The role is posted here:
Senior Software Engineer, Abstract Wikipedia
Please consider whether you or someone you know might be the right person
for this opportunity to work on Abstract Wikipedia and Wikifunctions in an
Conversation with Trustees
Abstract Wikipedia and Wikifunctions will join this round of the *Conversation
with Trustees**,* organized by the Community Affairs Committee of the Board
of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation. You can join the meeting on February
23, 2023, at 19:00 UTC <https://zonestamp.toolforge.org/1677178854> as per
the following page. A recording will be made available.
- Conversation with Trustees
Recordings from this week’s presentations
As announced last week, we had two recorded meetings.
Stef Dunlap is talking about our end to end testing environment. The
presentation and recording is available here, as well as a transcript:
Maria Keet is talking about the design choices for abstract representations
we had so far. We are trying to upload the video on Commons as well, and
will let you know when it is there, but for those who cannot wait, here is
a preliminary place where you can access the video for now:
- Temporary download location on Google Drive
Development update (February 17, 2023)
Everyone’s working on large patchsets, which will hopefully land soon.
- *Goal 2* (efficient and correct evaluation) is seeing the split up of
the evaluator in separate evaluators per language
- *Goal 3* (meta-data) is working on the reordering of implementations
- *Goal 5* (default view) is working on typed lists
- *Goal 6* (stable and secure system) is seeing an effective system for
rights checking being implemented