The Technical Decision-Making Forum Retrospective team
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Technical_decision_making> invites you to
complete a survey about Wikimedia's technical decision-making processes.
While there will be more ways to participate, this is the first and most
important step in our data collection. It aims to gather information about
your experience, thoughts, and needs regarding the process of making
technical decisions across the Wikimedia technical spaces.
This survey will be used for gathering information about the process and
the needs around technical decision-making that touches our production
You can find the survey link here:
Who should take this survey?
People who do technical work that relies on software maintained by the
Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) or affiliates. If you contribute code to
MediaWiki or extensions used by Wikimedia, or you maintain gadgets or tools
that rely on WMF infrastructure, this survey is for you.
What is the deadline?
*August 7th, 2023 *
What will the Retrospective team do with the information?
The retrospective team will synthesize the collected data and publish an
anonymized analysis that will help leadership make decisions about the
future of the process.
We will collect anonymized information that we will analyze in two main
Sentiments based on demographic information: these will tell us whether
there are different needs and desires from different groups of people.
General needs and perceptions about decision-making in our technical
spaces: This will help us understand what kind of decisions happen in
the spaces, who is involved, and how to adjust our processes accordingly.
Is the survey the only way to participate?
The survey is the most important way for us to gather information because
it helps us gather input in a structured manner. But it will not be the
only way you can share your thoughts with us - we will have more
information soon about upcoming listening sessions where you can talk with
us live. In the meantime, you are always welcome to leave feedback on the
Where can I see more information?
There are several places where you can find more information about the
Technical Decision-Making Process Retrospective:
The original announcement about the retrospective from Tajh Taylor:
The Technical Decision-Making Process general information page:
The Technical Decision-Making Process Retrospective on MediaWiki:
Phabricator ticket: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T333235
How to contact the retrospective core team:
Write to the core team mailing list: tdf-retro-2023(a)lists.wikimedia.org
The Technical Decision-Making Process Retrospective on MediaWiki talk
Moriel, on behalf of the TDMP Retro Core Group
Moriel Schottlender (chair)
Moriel Schottlender (she/her <https://pronoun.is/she>)
Principal Software Engineer
Wikimedia Foundation https://wikimediafoundation.org/
As a woman I have the right that the identity Marie-Claude Mallet-Lemaire does not appear in the wikidata. My main references on my published papers is on: https://inspirehep.net/authors/1000606 in both nuclear and particle Physics.
Cristóbal Torres, in CC, has been working in the past few months on a
new web application for Wikidata called WoolNet. The application helps
users to find and visualise connections between Wikidata entities. We
are pleased to share this application with you, and would love to hear
your thoughts. We've prepared a quick survey, which links to the system:
We are also happy for you to forward this email or the system to
whomever you think might be interested.
The application was developed by Cristóbal in the context of his
undergraduate thesis here in the University of Chile.
Thoughts, comments, questions, etc., very welcome!
Please save the date: #SMWCon 2023, December 11-13, Paderborn, Germany
Tickets will be available beginning of September, but you can already announce your participation on the above page and think about possible contributions (talks, tutorials, workshops, etc.).
Hope to see you in Paderborn,
Bernhard and Tobias
There is a related activity happening in August 15 as pre-conference in
Google is opening its doors to Wikimedians to have discussion. To know more
and how to register, please go to
We already have Wikimedian participants coming to tell about Wikisource,
Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikivoyage and Commons. You are encouraged to
participate to tell suggestions and concerns related to Wikidata.
The Wikimania Hackathon 2023
<https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2023:Hackathon> is coming to Singapore
! This is our first in-person Wikimania Hackathon since 2019. It will take
place August 15–19 at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Whether you're a newcomer or an experienced technical contributor, there's
a place for you. We have a Newcomer Track with introductory sessions and
workshops, and an Unconference Track with breakout rooms for sessions
identified during the event. A main hacking space will also be available
throughout the event for collaborative work.
Check out our Diff post
for more details about the event, including how to prepare and participate.
Important! If you're registered for Wikimania
<https://wikimania.eventyay.com/> but *didn't opt in for Hackathon updates*,
you may miss out on specific Hackathon emails. To receive these, email
sstefanova(a)wikimedia.org, and we'll add you to the Hackathon mailing list.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask on the Wikimania help desk page
See you in Singapore, or online!
On behalf of the Wikimania Hackathon organizing team
*Tar Lócesilion / Szymon Grabarczuk*
Wikimania 2024 Core Organizing Team
Wikimania 2023 Technology Committee
I want that the wikidata reference Mallet-Lemaire Marie-Claude announcing my Joliot-Curie prize disappear from the WEB. My reference as particle physics researcher is Marie-Claude Lemaire et I did not receive any prize in particle physics.
Please delete this refrence quickly.
Later this year WikidataCon
(https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikidataCon_2023) is happening
in Taipei and online. The call for proposals is now open and I'd love
to see many of you submit talks about cool stuff you're working on as
well as important topics we should discuss as a community. You can
submit proposals at https://pretalx.com/wikidatacon2023/. If you need
any help with your submission please feel free to reach out.
Lydia Pintscher - http://about.me/lydia.pintscher - WD:Q18016466
Portfolio Lead for Wikidata
Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Wikimedia Deutschland – Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.
V. Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts
Berlin-Charlottenburg unter der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig
anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin,