Just a short reminder that if you want to make use of the financial support
mentioned in the last e-mail then please get in touch with me today as
registration closes this week.
*Taking off my Wikimedia Sverige hat for a minute. Whatever you are
intending to work on, if you are attending the hackathon it would be nice
to meet up!*
André Costa (Lokal_Profil when not wearing my Wikimedia Sverige hat)
On Tue, 9 Jul 2019, 09:19 André Costa, <andre.costa(a)wikimedia.se> wrote:
Wikimedia Sverige has been running the FindingGLAMs project
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FindingGLAMs> over the last year which
has identified two areas (amongst others) where technical development is
needed to unblock GLAM contributions. The first is support for Structured
Data on Commons in the major upload tools (of which Pywikibot is a big
one), the second is support for uploading Lexicographical data to Wikidata.
I’ve seen some Pywikibot activity and discussion on both of these issues
but neither seems to have taken off. To try and get either, or both, of
these kickstarted I think it would be useful to get some of the active
Pywikibot developers together. I believe that even just a joint schematic
understanding of how these new features should be implemented would be a
good outcome as this would aid actual implementation (as well as subsequent
code review). Since Wikimedia Sverige is also hosting Wikimania this year
the attached Hackathon
<https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019:Hackathon> provides an
excellent opportunity for this.
If you are attending and interested in joining up for this I’d love to
hear from you. Wikimedia Sverige also has a travel budget which can be used
for bringing a few selected people working on these areas to the Wikimania
Hackathon (this is outside of the scholarship process).
Since our budget is limited I’d kindly ask that if you would be interested
in receiving some financial support for the travel, please contact me off
list and answer the following questions (each answer should be no longer
than 100 words):
What would you be interested working on?
What relevant experience do you have?
What is the expected travel cost you would need support with?
- SDC on Commons
- Lexicographical data
- Rethink Wikibase data
model implementation (may or may not be a blocker to either of the above)
André Costa (also Lokal_Profil when not wearing my Wikimedia Sverige hat)
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