Hello everyone, sorry for cross-posting.
What does your participation on the Wikimedia projects look like? Do you
edit articles? Upload files? Patrol vandalism? Translate articles?
Translate interface messages? Do you organize people, online or offline? Do
you train new editors, or new trainers? Do you write code?
There are many different ways to contribute to Wikimedia – more than you
would expect just from reading Wikipedia articles. With many kinds of
contributions there are many tools you can use, most of which have been
developed by our volunteer community. But do you know how to find these
Since January the Wikimedia Cloud Services team at the Wikimedia Foundation
has been meeting with contributors, organizers, and tool developers to
learn more about the role tools play in our communities' work. We have also
been researching existing methods for organizing lists of tools – at least
14 of them, including popular tool catalogs like Hay's Tool Directory.
With this research, we hope to figure out how best to put the right tools
in front of the right people.
For this, we need your help. We have a page on Meta summarizing our current
work, as well as a proposed data model for describing tools. Consider
what work you currently do, whether you contribute content, code,
organizing support, what have you – and ask: if there was a tool you needed
to complete a certain task, would you know where to look? How would you
look for it? Please look over  and  and let us know what you think.
Feedback is welcome in any language. If you would like to get in touch
privately, you are also welcome to email me at jhare(a)wikimedia.org.
Associate Product Manager