Hi Tambe, 

First of all, welcome to Wikimedia. If you are having trouble using Toolforge you can ask about your specific issue, the good thing about toolforge is that you can run long jobs (often required when working with large data) in grid. Otherwise, you can consider using PAWS which is a jupyter notebook environment and you can also access various databases from here as is.

On Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 10:29 PM Tambe Tabitha <tambetachere@gmail.com> wrote:
My name is Tambe Tabitha Achere and I just got a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and I am pursuing a career in Data Science. I am Cameroonian.

I learnt how to code and Data science using books, videos and online tutorials. I code in Python. I know SQL too.

I think contributing to opensource and the exposure it gives me will be a good test of my knowledge. However, I tried contributing earlier and I was a little confused with how to use toolforge and how to get datasets from the dumps into analysis-friendly structures like Pandas Dataframes.

Are there areas of the codebase that needs analytical skills which I can contribute to which don't initially require a lot of knowledge about mediawiki customized tools? This will give me a softer landing as I start to contribute again.

Please let me know if there are any issues or projects you recommend.

Best regards,
Tambe Tabitha Achere.

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