Category Archives: wikimedia

The Wikimedia project, home of Wikipedia, Wikia and Mediawiki.

Code review in open source projects: Influential factors and actions

Coming from “Prioritizing volunteer contributions in free software development”, the Wikimedia Foundation allowed me to spend time on research about code review (CR) earlier in 2016. The theses and bullet points below incorporate random literature and comments from numerous people. … Continue reading

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Rewriting code review documentation, on paper.

At Wikimedia, for the last months I’ve been on and off rewriting our on-wiki technical Gerrit/Git/Code Review documentation. Code review related documentation That included improving the onboarding steps like setting up Git and Gerrit (related task; 135 edits), the contribution … Continue reading

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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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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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Wikimedia in Google Code-in 2014

Google Code-in is an annual contest for 13 and 17 year old students. They get introduced to contributions which make free and open source software (FOSS) development happen. For the second time in December 2014 and January 2015, Wikimedia was … Continue reading

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Good bye Bugzilla, welcome Phabricator.

<tl;dr>: Wikimedia migrated its bug tracking from Bugzilla to Phabricator in late November 2014. After ten years of using Bugzilla with 73681 tickets and ~20000 user accounts and after months of planning, writing migration code, testing, gathering feedback, discussing, writing … Continue reading

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