Dmitry's and Joaquin's hacks stand out for me both because of their quality
and the obvious benefits we'd gain by following up on them. Aaron
Halfaker's work, as usual, was great.
I'm loath to call any of the projects that were presented "hacks", because
they were all really high quality – apart from RC haikus…
On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM, Brian Gerstle <bgerstle(a)wikimedia.org>
Just wanted to send my notes on the hack demos from this weekend, and
potentially start a discussion about shipping some of them!
*Apple Watch: *Corey & Jason did an incredible job on this, and I'm
essentially sold that a watch companion app could augment our *read later* and
*search* flows for what seems like a reasonable development cost.
Not sure who did it, but server-side image/upload validation could be
further facilitate cross-platform mobile uploads?
*Image surface content gap*: IOW, which pages are in the most need of
pictures. Seems like a "micro edit" workflow that could work well for apps
when combined with location/geo-fencing.
*Haikus from recent changes:* More of a technical inspiration: I'd love
to discuss building a service that sends push notifications in response to
RC stream events.
*Dmitry's "Wikipedia Lite" hack*: I think we should do some prototypes on
this. In particular, I'd like to play around with parsoid to create a
"reader view" for Wikipedia pages. Aside from streamlining content for
mobile and improving performance, this could also make it easier to bring
back a lot of reader-centric features. Dynamic font sizes & color/contrast
configurations are two things I see pop up from time to time in OTRS &
*Bernd's map view for Nearby:* This seems like a no-brainer. I sent a
separate email to mobile-l, because it seems like some progress has been
made in this area since I last looked into it.
What were your favorite hacks?
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