Category Archives: computer

Anything that has to do with machines, internet, open source and technology.

Travel.

Middle East In late March 2016, I attended some Wikimedia gatherings in the Middle East: The WikiArabia conference in Amman (Jordan), a Technical Meetup in Ramallah (Palestinian territories), and the Wikimedia Hackathon in Jerusalem (Israel). Your browser cannot play HTML5 … Continue reading

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Wikimedia in Google Code-in 2015

Google Code-in 2015 is over. As a co-admin and mentor for Wikimedia (one of the 14 organizations who took part and provided mentors and tasks) I can say it’s been crazy as usual. :) To list some of the students’ … Continue reading

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Google Code-in 2015 has started!

Another round of Google Code-in started yesterday. Together with Nemo and Petr I am one of the organization administrators for the Wikimedia community. In this year’s edition of Google Code-in, students can choose from tasks provided by the following organizations … Continue reading

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Prioritizing volunteer contributions in free software development

Wikimedia is an organization which has both volunteers and paid folks working together in software development, with many software projects and different stakeholders involved. In Wikimedia, there is currently some discussion how to improve the code review process. One aspect … Continue reading

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Wikimedia: Phabricator, Tech Community Metrics

Trying to quickly summarize what’s been either on my plate or what’s been generally cooking in Wikimedia, before I postpone writing that again… Phabricator Seven months after migrating from Bugzilla to Phabricator (and keeping Bugzilla available for login to access … Continue reading

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GNOME.Asia Summit 2015 (part 2).

Continuing with the first day: Shobha Tyagi elaborated on the acceptance problems when moving users from Microsoft Windows to Linux based systems at her university. That talk resulted in interesting follow-up discussions on regional differences. Later on, lightning talks took … Continue reading

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GNOME.Asia Summit 2015.

It’s that time of the year again: GNOME.Asia Summit at Universitas Indonesia in Depok (Indonesia)! On Thursday some workshops took place how to contribute to GNOME translation and documentation and how to start coding. Today (Friday) is Day 1 of … Continue reading

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GNOME Bugzilla: Your Bugs and your Product Overview.

The UNCONFIRMED bug status (which can be disabled per product) will be removed as it is mostly not used and confuses reporters. Tickets with UNCONFIRMED status will be merged into NEW status as announced on desktop-devel-list and at the top … Continue reading

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Wikimedia’s migration to Phabricator: FOSDEM talk.

Earlier this month, Quim Gil and I gave a talk at FOSDEM: Wikimedia adopts Phabricator, deprecates seven infrastructure tools: First hand experiences from a big free software project on a complex migration The talk description and the presentation slides are … Continue reading

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On product design.

…and while I was playing with GNOME’s new Bugzilla instance trying to get rid of some upstream feature bloat, I looked at upstream’s Bugzilla front page and spend the next hours wondering where to add eight more Search buttons/links/forms so … Continue reading

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