I will happy to help in this agenda. I am a new to Wiki volunteering. Actually I am
confused how to initiate to help in mobile projects. My background is as developer. But
want to help in QA/Doc/Project work.
Please direct me if I can be involved in this one...
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 13:49:46 -0800
CC: mobile-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org; cmcmahon(a)wikimedia.org
Subject: Re: [WikimediaMobile] Mobile testing / QA sprint?
On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 11:09 AM, Arthur Richards <arichards(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
This sounds intriguing to me. Am I understanding this correctly that it shouldn't need
to directly involve the mobile engineering team? It sounds like this could be achieved
primarily with QA (Michelle/Chris), product (cc'd Howie and Maryana directly), and
participants. If so, this could potentially happen in parallel with one or some of our
regular engineering iterations. I suspect QA and product in particular are the most
crucial for providing guidance on this.
Agreed, and I'm happy (and quite excited) to help in any way I can to make something
like this come together :)
Quim: feel free to pass along any planning documentation my way! I already have a few
community members in mind who might be interested in participating.
On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 6:00 PM, Quim Gil <qgil(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
Does it make sense to organize a sprint for mobile users and developers to identify and
process mobile use examples to feed our QA & automated regression tests?
If so, I can help connecting the dots and getting things done.
There have been different conversations that could (theoretically) converge in a single
line of events:
- One of the goals of the Wikimedia Foundation Engineering team is to organize a
"First substantive systematic outreach to potential testers"
- Testing / QA pilot with the Mobile team, an idea briefly discussed with Michelle Grover
and Tomasz Finc that I'm happy to help making it happen.
- Polishing some pages written mainly by Chris McMahon and Željko Filipin, connecting them
with an actual short term plan:
- Creating a MediaWiki Group to help the people interested in browser QA stick together
and reach to new contributors and similar communities out there:
Because I'm lazy ;) I'd rather connect all these activities in one stream:
1. Have a first go through the documentation until it can be digested by mobile users and
QA experts willing to help.
2. Decide a mobile area to focus, a way to run the sprint and a date for it. Define also
the goals and how to measure the success of the sprint.
3. Create a MediaWiki group at least with Chris, Michelle and the next three people
joining. Start listing the right resources. Let newcomers sign up.
4. Advertise the sprint and the group.
5. Keep polishing the docs as the sprint approaches and people shows up with new
6. Run the sprint. Have fun. Meet the goals.
7. Process the data generated. Distribute barnstars to contributors. Publish a blog post
summarizing the whole thing.
8. Another round of polishing and completion to the docs based on the experience
accumulated. Leave everything as ready as possible to organize the next activity without
needing e.g. someone like me.
How does this sound?
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