Interesting, but I think that more data should be collected about the
tools, especially the technologies and programming languages used, so
that another similar portal could be built with these data for
programmers / volunteers looking for a technical project to work on.
IDK what is current status of our own alternative for
but it would be really nice to have
some similar portal for new programmers that are simply looking for a
project to work on based on technology or programming language they
like. If this toolhub contained this information as well, we could
reuse the data for such portal as well.
On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 4:51 AM, James Hare <jhare(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
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.
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