Hi Sam,

Congratulations for joining the community tech team.

And also many many thanks for what all you have done for the OCR issue of Indic Wikisource communities. It's because of amazing people like you, Kaldari and Shrinivasan, the crisis is almost over and the projects have got the much-needed momentum.

Best wishes,

On Sep 16, 2016 12:53 PM, "Thomas Tanon" <thomaspt@hotmail.fr> wrote:
Hello Sam,

Congratulations! That's amazing! I really hope you will be able to keep making the Wikisource tech backlog lower [1].

Congrats again,


[1] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/wikisource/

> Le 16 sept. 2016 à 05:23, Sam Wilson <sam@samwilson.id.au> a écrit :
> Hi all,
> I've recently started working on the Community Tech team
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Tech 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:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Results
> 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:
> https://wikisource.org/wiki/Wikisource:Google_OCR
> 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! :-)
> Thanks,
> Sam.
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