The sixth workshop on the topic of "How to maintain bots" is coming up - it
will take place on Friday, July 29th at 16:00 UTC. You can find more
details on the workshop and a link to join here: <
This session will focus on best practices for maintaining bots and tools in
the Wikimedia ecosystem. It will cover a few practices that can help
developers run a bot or a tool with help from others, such as picking a
license, adding co-maintainers to the project, publishing source code,
writing docs, and much more.
To participate in this workshop, you would need basic familiarity with bots
or tools development. You can add your discussion ideas in the etherpad doc
linked from the workshops page.
We look forward to your participation!
On behalf of the SWT Workshops Organization team
Senior Developer Advocate
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
The 2021 survey collected feedback from Toolforge project members and Cloud
VPS project administrators on how the services offered can be improved to
help their development and maintenance needs. It ran from 2021-12-21 to
2022-02-05, and had 118 participants.
Please find below the published
Thanks to everyone who participated and provided input and comments. They
are very useful and instrumental in shaping the future and improvements for
the cloud services.
We will launch the 2022 Cloud Services survey in a couple of months
following a similar methodology.
Seyram Komla Sapaty
Wikimedia Cloud Services
Mark your calendars for the Wikimania Hackathon! The Wikimania 2022
Hackathon is a free, online event open to the general public to work
together on technical projects, learn new skills, and meet other technical
contributors. You can find more information about this on the Wikimania page
<https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2022:Hackathon>, which will continue
to grow over the next few weeks. For more details, read below.
The Hackathon will take place virtually in three time blocks:
16- 22 UTC August 12
12-17 UTC August 13
A final showcase on August 14.
At the beginning of the event, anyone can present a technical project they
plan to work on at the Pre-Event Showcase. This session will provide a
space for people to find teams, brainstorm new ideas, and make plans for
what to hack during the Hackathon.
Throughout the following hours, there will be social sessions and training
sessions run by the community, but the majority of the time will be spent
hacking together. Attendees can also attend other Wikimania activities.
At the end of the event, there will be a final showcase to present advances
or new technical projects built during the Hackathon to all of Wikimania.
*Accessibility:*If you have any accessibility or translation requests,
please contact hlepp(a)wikimedia.org.
Looking forward to spending time hacking together!
Haley and the WMF Developer Advocacy Team