After seven weeks, Google Code-in 2018 ended last week.
199 students (last year: 300) (out of 420 who claimed Wikimedia tasks)
worked hard to complete 765 tasks (last year: 760). Thank you!
Thanks to our 39 mentors (last year: 51) for being available, also on
weekends & holidays.
Thanks to everybody on IRC, Gerrit, Phabricator, mailing lists, Github,
Telegram for your friendliness, patience, support and help.
Thanks to Wikimedia org admins for helping to run this pretty smoothly.
And, last but not least, thanks to Google for organizing this
opportunity for young humans to learn about and contribute to free
software and free knowledge.
You might have already seen the impressive half-time achievements in
In addition, some more latest students' achievements:
* Several students prepared/deployed WM site configuration changes
* Dozens of fixes & new features for WMCZ's application "Tracker"
* Several fixes for the JSDoc WMF theme
* Removed unchecked calls to Title::getTalkPage in MW extensions
* Replaced usage of jshint/jscs with eslint in numerous MW extensions
* Some guided tours created for MW's StructuredDiscussions extension
* Improved code examples for the Wikidata Query UI
* Category overlay in MW's MobileFrontend extension now refreshes
after a category was added to a page
* Some fixes for syntax errors in translated messages in MW/extensions
* Images (corresponding to an emoji) added to Commons Twitter Bot code
We also encouraged students to write about their experience and link it
We welcome your feedback what Wikimedia could improve at
The Grand Prize winners & finalists will be announced on January 7th.
Again congratulations everybody, and thanks for your hard work!
See you around on IRC, mailing lists, Gerrit, Phabricator, Github, ...!
Andre Klapper | Bugwrangler / Developer Advocate