The Maps team at the Wikimedia Foundation is getting closer to make it
possible to add interactive maps <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Maps> to
Wikipedia. If you've ever used services like Google Maps or Mapquest you
may be familiar with interactive maps. We’d like to invite editors to have
a conversation on how these maps might be used within articles. We've put
together information on how these maps and their style works from a
– where the data comes from, how maps are styled, how to add an interactive
map, and a few example use cases.
In particular we would like to focus the discussion around three key
questions (open discussion outside these questions is welcome too).
* What types of articles would use interactive maps?
* How do these articles differ in their requirements?
* Are there any classes of articles whose map styling requirement is
fundamentally in conflict with other article classes, thus requiring
If you are interested, please visit
to learn more and get involved.
Community Liaison - Discovery
I am Alangi Derick and also d3r1ck on the IRC. I was selected in the GSoC
2016 program and was opportuned to work on the project titled "Integration
of IFTTT support for Wikidata" and I am very happy to be the first African
GSoCer in Wikimedia Foundation. This is indeed a priviledge and I wish to
thank everyone that guided me in this movement to attain this level.
I specially want to thank my mentors (Stephen Laporte, Marius Hoch, Lydia
Pintscher, Benedikt Seidl and Sam Tarling) for helping me before and within
this program. Also I won't forget to thank some very key org admins for
their great help when I just joined the movement (Quim Gil, Brian Wolf,
Andre Klapper), I really thank you all for your help.
I will love to keep working with you all so that I can better shape my
future in Wikimedia and also hope to see you all in person when the time
comes :) and also to all Wikimedia Developers, I shall keep in touch and we
all shall make the movement better in the future.
Alangi Derick Ndimnain
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From: Quim Gil <qgil(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 9:37 AM
Subject: Developer metrics workshop next to OSCON
To: "A mailing list for the Analytics Team at WMF and everybody who has an
interest in Wikipedia and analytics." <analytics(a)lists.wikimedia.org>,
Manrique Lopez <jsmanrique(a)bitergia.com>
Hi, is there anybody in this list planning to attend OSCON (Austin, May
Next to that event there will be a workshop about Software Development
Analytics and the new Grimoire toolkit platform, on May 16th (10am - 1pm CDT
The registration is not free, but the organizers (Bitergia, the developers
of http://korma.wmflabs.org/ ) are offering us a couple of invitations.
Andre and I are not attending OSCON (we have participated in the FOSDEM
edition of this workshop). If you or someone you know is interested,
Engineering Community Manager @ Wikimedia Foundation
Hi Community Metrics team,
This is your automatic monthly Phabricator statistics mail.
Accounts created in (2016-04): 227
Active users (any activity) in (2016-04): 863
Task authors in (2016-04): 493
Users who have closed tasks in (2016-04): 274
Projects which had at least one task moved from one column to another on
their workboard in (2016-04): 0
Tasks created in (2016-04): 2663
Tasks closed in (2016-04): 2420
Open and stalled tasks in total: 29610
Median age in days of open tasks by priority:
Unbreak now: 20
Needs Triage: 158
(How long tasks have been open, not how long they have had that priority)
TODO: Numbers which refer to closed tasks might not be correct, as
described in https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T1003 .
Fab Rick Aytor
(via community_metrics.sh on iridium at Sun May 1 00:00:10 UTC 2016)