On Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 1:41 PM Bodhisattwa Mandal
Also, is there any way to add info on existing tools?
I learned from Bryan yesterday that this is possible via toolsadmin
(Bryan helped with one of our tools yesterday via
for that particular
tool). Toolhub then updates the list of tools every hour and you
should see your tool in toolhub. I hope this helps.
And congratulations to all of you who have been involved in making
this launch and product happen. :)
> On Fri, 15 Oct 2021 at 19:53, Birgit Müller <bmueller(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> Thanks Galder :-) - answers are below:
>> On Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 9:38 PM Galder Gonzalez Larrañaga
>>> Thanks, Brigit, for this hub, it is great to have it! I have tried and
can't find any way to look for tools that are not nominated as "Coolest Tool
Award" besides looking for name. Is there a way for searching by categories?
>> Today you can try searching for various keywords to find tools in the catalog
(i.e. "Wikidata", "image", "editor", "template"
...). We're interested in adding support for the community to organize tools in
categories/based on use cases in the future. There are some notes from past Design
Research on that in the Data Model documentation. 
>> Please feel welcome to comment on the talk page if you have further questions or
>>  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Toolhub/Data_model#Tool_use_cases
>>  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Toolhub
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>>> Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Toolhub 1.0 is launched! Discover software tools used
>>> Hi All,
>>> We are happy to announce the launch of Toolhub – a community-authored
catalogue that aims to make software tools used in the Wikimedia movement discoverable to
>>> Community developed tools – including web applications, bots, gadgets, user
scripts, lua modules, and more – play a significant role in the Wikimedia projects. These
software applications address a wide range of use cases including finding bad faith edits
and other content curation, bulk editing, collecting statistical information, creating
special citations, and much more. About ⅓ of all edits are made by bots and tools. In
addition, semi-automated edits are helped by user scripts, gadgets, and other editing
assistance tools that run from the user's local computer or directly inside the wikis.
There are thousands of tools available, but how can you find them?
>>> With Toolhub, you can document and find tools, promote their use in your wiki
community, and help improve them by contributing data. You can create and share lists of
tools relevant to your work - for example, for GLAM tools, or for wiki projects such as
Women in Red.
>>> This first release provides a core set of functionalities, and contains an
initial data set of about 1500 tools. Most of the initial tools in the catalog are
imported from the same data files developers have created for Hay's Directory which
has been a major inspiration for Toolhub.
>>> Toolhub serves developers and users of tools alike. It is part of our efforts
to improve the infrastructure and services for technical contributors, captured under one
of Technology’s top level objectives in the FY 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 annual plans: Tech
Community Building. We hope to continue conversations with developers and users of tools,
plan to improve Toolhub, and to further expand the functionality.
>>> A collaborative system and open developer platform
>>> Toolhub is built as an API driven platform that makes it possible to extend
and remix the catalogue, and to make collecting and reusing information about tools as
open and collaborative as we can. Everything that can be done interactively with the
Toolhub website can also be done remotely through the API. We would love to hear from
technical contributors interested in using the Toolhub API to build new tools that make
new ways to add or consume information from Toolhub's catalog.
>>> Our decision record and weekly progress reports on Meta provide more insights
in technical implementation details and decisions made throughout the development process.
The Toolhub/About page provides information on project origin, research, use cases, data
model, and roadmap. This recording from a lightning talk at ‘21 Wikimania gives an
overview of the main aspects in 10 minutes.
>>> Thank you <3
>>> This project wouldn’t have been possible without the support, knowledge,
ideas and prior work of many. One of the nicest side-effects of a release is that it’s a
great opportunity to thank folks for their time and contributions :-)
>>> Husky, whose Hay's Directory provided the foundation for the data model
used by Toolhub and inspired some of its features.
>>> Harej, for his invaluable contributions in the early stages of the Toolhub
>>> Our 'advisory board' - Giuseppe (SRE), Risker (editor, admin), Reedy
(Security), Keegan (Community Relations), and Eran (volunteer developer & RTL expert)
for providing their perspectives on key questions throughout the development process.
>>> Giuseppe, Kunal, Manuel, Effie, Cole and Emanuele from SRE and Majavah for
their help on finding and resolving deployment issues.
>>> Dan and Jeena from Release Engineering for help with build tooling.
>>> Guillaume and the rest of the Search Platform team for supporting our search
>>> Manuel for supporting our database needs.
>>> Niklas and the whole translatewiki.net
community for help with localization
>>> Rita, Olga, Alex, and Matthew from the Product Design team for their feedback
on the Toolhub user interface.
>>> Scott from the Security team for our security readiness review.
>>> Amire, Kunal, Eran, Reedy, and Dan for contributing code to the project.
>>> Ricordisamoa, Quim, and the people participating in conversations on
wikitech-l for T115650 which inspired this whole project.
>>> Finally, a huge thanks to all the folks who gave input and feedback on the
talk page, in Phabricator, and at sessions - this is really appreciated!
>>> We hope that this new resource will be fun to explore, inspire you with new
ideas, and ultimately be useful for your work.
>>> Feedback, bug reports, ideas and questions are more than welcome on the talk
page of the project, or in Phabricator. Bryan (tech lead) & Seve (our new Product
Manager) will be there to chat with interested folks and help with any questions. We are
looking forward to evolving this project step-by-step and jointly with everyone!
>>> Birgit – on behalf of Technical Engagement & our Toolhub project team
>>> Birgit Müller (she/her)
>>> Director of Technical Engagement
>>> Wikimedia Foundation
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