Reminder: Technical Advice IRC meeting for the first time of the year on
**Wednesday 4-5 pm UTC** on #wikimedia-tech.
Question can be asked in English & German.
The Technical Advice IRC Meeting is a weekly support event for volunteer
developers. Every Wednesday, two full-time developers are available to help
you with all your questions about Mediawiki, gadgets, tools and more! This
can be anything from "how to get started" over "who would be the best
contact for X" to specific questions on your project.
If you know already what you would like to discuss or ask, please add your
topic to the next meeting:
Hope to see you there!
Michi (for the Technical Advice IRC Meeting crew)
Michael F. Schönitzer
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Following up on Andre's statistics about the people writing/editing
the code, I wanted to share some about the people reviewing the code
(gathered by Nemo, thanks!).
The top +2'ers in MediaWiki core:
582 Timo Tijhof <krinklemail(a)gmail.com>
475 James D. Forrester <jforrester(a)wikimedia.org>
406 Kunal Mehta <legoktm(a)member.fsf.org>
189 Aaron Schulz <aschulz(a)wikimedia.org>
174 Bartosz Dziewoński <matma.rex(a)gmail.com>
164 Brad Jorsch <bjorsch(a)wikimedia.org>
107 Roan Kattouw <roan.kattouw(a)gmail.com>
And across all MediaWiki extensions:
1898 James D. Forrester <jforrester(a)wikimedia.org>
1365 Kunal Mehta <legoktm(a)member.fsf.org>
1153 Umherirrender <umherirrender_de.wp(a)web.de>
971 Thiemo Kreuz <thiemo.kreuz(a)wikimedia.de>
705 Robert Vogel <vogel(a)hallowelt.biz>
626 Markus Glaser <glaser(a)hallowelt.biz>
595 Timo Tijhof <krinklemail(a)gmail.com>
The full list is available at . It's interesting to compare it to
2017 - special shoutout to Addshore who reviewed exactly 51
MediaWiki core patches in 2017 and then again in 2018!
// sorry for cross-posting
The FileExporter will soon be released as a beta feature to all wikis. The
planned deployment date is January 16.
Some background: Files from local wikis should be transferred to Wikimedia
Commons if their license allows it. This way, they can be used by all
wikis. But if you wanted to import a local file to Commons in the past, you
couldn’t properly transfer its file and page history. It was a wish from a
survey of the German-speaking communities to find a solution to this
Now, the FileExporter makes it possible to import a file from a local wiki
to Wikimedia Commons, while keeping its history intact. A first version has
already been a beta feature on a few first wikis since June 2018.  Since
then, bugs were fixed and features were added.
If you’re interested in importing local files, please give the feature a
try. Even though it’s a beta feature, you can use it for real file
note that in order to get started, you need to
activate the beta feature “FileExporter” on your wiki , and
make sure your wiki has a proper configuration file. Configuration files
are maintained by each wiki's community. They define, among other
things, whether a file can be exported. Exports from wikis without a
configuration file are blocked. Find more more information in the
We’re looking forward to your feedback on the central feedback page!  A
big thanks to everyone who gave feedback so far.
If you wish to learn more about the project, have a look at the page of the
For the Technical Wishes team,
 deployment plan:
 go to Preferences > Beta features, e.g.
 documentation on configuration files:
 central feedback page:
 project page:
Johanna Strodt Project Manager Community Communications Technical Wishlist,
I am a second-year undergraduate C.S student at Amrita School of
Engineering, Bengaluru, India. I am a Data science enthusiast and a python
developer. I am familiar with numpy , pandas & matplotlib as well . I also
experience working with the Linux OS.
I think the most natural way to get started would be making some small yet
related contributions to the project. Do you have such small fixes that
could be assigned to me?
Besides that, I would really appreciate any form of suggestions or
about how the project could be completed. I really love to work with
wikimedia foundation for
the GSoC-2019 and much passionate about contributing to the wikimedia
Will be looking forward for your positive reply.
K. Kaushik Reddy.
Thank you for your contributions to Wikimedia and the Wikimedia movement,
On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 5:31 PM Traci Sigmon <tsigmon(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
> That sounds like an incredible opportunity, Victoria. It was great working
> with you here and hope to cross paths again!
> Traci Sigmon (she/her)
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> sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment and you can help continue to
> make it a reality: https://donate.wikimedia.org/
> > On Jan 10, 2019, at 6:29 PM, Victoria Coleman <vcoleman(a)wikimedia.org>
> > Dear all,
> > I have some difficult news to share.
> > A few months ago and completely out of the blue, an opportunity came up
> for me to exercise the full spectrum of my skills as the CEO of an early
> stage mission oriented startup. It has been a mighty struggle between my
> commitment to my team, the Foundation and the movement and this
> opportunity to bring all my skills to bear and build something from the
> ground up to do good in the world. I will not lie to you - it has not been
> easy. But ultimately I decided that I have to give it a go and I accepted
> the offer. I plan on starting there on Feb 4th so my last day at the
> Foundation will be Feb 1st.
> > These past two years have been amongst the most enjoyable in my
> professional career. I’ve enjoyed getting to know the movement and what
> fuels it and I’ve been incredibly privileged to work with a Tech team like
> no other. We have together strengthened the technical infrastructure of the
> movement and while much work remains to be done we have a much stronger
> team in place to take the mission to the next level. And I have personally
> made friendships that will last a lifetime.
> > The organization I will be moving to is Atlas AI, a public benefit
> corporation supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. I will be leading an
> exceptional team of AI and earth system science experts striving for
> improvements in human well being through data driven insights. Our focus
> areas are drawn from the UN’s sustainable development goals of no poverty
> and zero hunger with emphasis on Sub Saharan Africa.
> > I leave behind a Technology department that I am certain is well on the
> way to achieving our vision to create the infrastructure for the free
> knowledge movement. I am also pleased that during my tenure, we have built
> leaders who are equipped to take on this challenge.
> > Erika Bjune will be serving as interim CTO. Erika joined us a little
> over two years ago and she has distinguished herself as one of the finest
> people leaders I have ever worked with. Both she and Katherine will have my
> ongoing support — I will stay on in a consulting role to Erika on
> organizational matters and for the mid term planning work we have ahead of
> us in the remainder of the fiscal year. I know that I am leaving the Tech
> team in good hands until a permanent CTO is hired.
> > I want to close this difficult message with my heartfelt thanks to all
> of you for letting me be part of this incredible movement. Being a
> Wikimedian is a great privilege. I wanted you to know that I’m not walking
> away from something; I am walking towards something that is very
> important to me and the world. I will miss you all. Deeply. Truly. And a
> > Victoria
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We are now recruiting projects to promote in Google Summer of Code 2019 and
Outreachy Round 18!
Both these programs have a similar timeline for the summer round. Accepted
candidates will work with mentors from May to August 2019.
Through both these programs, we bring new contributors to Wikimedia
technical projects. Browse through Outreach programs
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Outreach_programs> to learn more.
Earlier we promote the projects, better it works out for everyone. Students
get enough time to prepare their application, organization administrators
to do ample outreach and mentors to find a strong candidate for their
If you are interested in mentoring a project, create a task on Phabricator
and tag it with #outreach-programs-projects
#Google-Summer-of-Code (2019) or #Outreachy (Round 18). You can also choose
to mentor for projects already on outreach-program-projects
workboard. Remember, every project must have two mentors. Learn more about
the roles and responsibilities of a mentor
To get some idea of the nature of projects, see the completed Google Summer
of Code and Outreachy projects from last year
Help us spread the word about Wikimedia's participation in these programs
and looking forward to your participation! :)
*Derick, Pratyush and Srishti (Wikimedia org admins)*