On 01/29/2013 11:12 AM, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
On 01/29/2013 02:22 AM, Steven Walling wrote:
A user script on a local project is probably the
lowest barrier to entry
new project possible.
Quim, I hope you don't mind that I'm giving content feedback, rather
than design. You should probably ask for content feedback again on
Wikitech at some point
Yes, I just want to have the content more ironed before jumping to
Steven is definitely right re gadgets. The slide as
applies more to user scripts. You can't share a gadget directly, since
it requires admin approval. It's pretty easy to turn a user script into
a gadget, though.
For the Labs slide, I would also focus more on
"Want to host some cool
Wikimedia- or MediaWiki-related project? Do it on Labs!"
While some volunteers will use Labs to practice being a production
sysadmin, I think they're the minority.
More will do things like OxygenGuide (Wikivoyage project now hosted on
Labs) or ProveIt (http://proveit.wmflabs.org/
The problem is that primarily I want to do a Sysadmin slide, being the
mention to Labs a consequence of it. I asked the DevOps team what kind
of sysadmin contributions could someone volunteer for and had a hard
time getting an answer I could use. Kind of a paradox considering that
sysadmin was a basic volunteering tech task years ago, but I'm
There's a a couple minor typos:
* (too/to) on the API slide.
* "there is hundreds" should be "are".
I don't know a lot about it, but (per question in slides) I do think
people are being shifted from Toolserver to Labs.
I wouldn't describe MediaWiki/Core as a CMS (it's really wiki software).
Just "Core software" should be fine. And maybe "some do enjoy",
dropping insiders. For that slide, you can use the MW logo
Good points. Expect them fixed in the next iteration.
Technical Contributor Coordinator @ Wikimedia Foundation