apologies for cross-posting!
I am writing to inform you that at Wikimedia Deutschland we have decided to
stop having weekly Technical Advice IRC Meetings (TAIM) at
#wikimedia-tech after the final meeting on December 18th. In other words,
Technical Advice IRC Meetings will not continue in 2020.
We realized that the regular IRC meeting format has achieved the limits of
its reach, and it is time for us to think about other means to better
support as many volunteer developers as possible contributing to Wikimedia
At WMDE we’ll be dedicating our efforts in 2020 to constantly improve
documentation of our products, including Wikidata and Wikibase, to allow
easier usage and contribution. Our engineering teams are also exploring new
possibilities to support volunteer developers in a more asynchronous way
than regular IRC meetings. If you have any suggestions for this, please let
us know on our talk page.
On this point we would like to send the warmest thank you to all the people
who hosted TAIM meetings, all participants asking and answering questions,
and all supporters of TAIM over the years.
Have a great seasonal break and see you around in 2020!
On behalf of TAIM crew at WMDE
Project Manager for Community Communication / Technical Wishes Project
Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
🎅Happy new month!🎅
We have heard a lot of your complains about the difficulties you face
trying to attend meetings on IRC. We decided to check with a few of you
what could best suit and ease your learning comfort. We then created an
AWMD Slack channel.
The IRC channel remains available and welcoming but we shall be hosting
most of our meetings and discussions on Slack. We are hoping this platform
will be more comfortable for you all in acquiring skills and getting
*Note: The link expires after 30 days from now, so please join as soon as
*Personal thought:* On a side note, a good thing to have will be a bot that
brings all slack conversations to IRC in real-time, just to have the 2
channels in sync. If anyone is interested in doing that please write to me,
let talk about it and hopefully build it. :)
On behalf of the Core Team.
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