Great step for WS Community

On 16 Sep 2016 08:53, "Sam Wilson" <> wrote:
Hi all,

I've recently started working on the Community Tech team at the Wikimedia
Foundation. So I just wanted to say hi and that I'm really excited to be
able to work on Wikimedia code full-time! :-)

Community Tech is all about helping build tools that support
contributors, and basically takes its work-list from the annual
Community Wishlist Survey:

For the last couple of weeks I've been working on a tool to bring better
OCR to indic-language Wikisources, via Google's Cloud Vision API:

I'm not at all exclusively working on Wiksource stuff of course, not by
a long shot. But that's still where my personal interest lies, and so if
anyone's got any ideas about future software development that we need
then I'm keen to help if I can. And this year's Wishlist Survey will be
happening before too long, so get ready to list stuff there!

Lastly, please be gentle with me as I try to figure out how to shift to
life not-as-a-volunteer! (Although I'm still a volunteer too.) I'm
trying very hard to be transparent and professional and not blur the
various roles.... gets confusing though! :-)


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