Category Archives: lang-en

Entries in English language.

Google Code-in 2018 and Wikimedia: Mentors and smaller tasks wanted!

Google Code-in will take place again soon (from October 23 to December 13). GCI is an annual contest for 13-17 year old students to start contributing to free and open projects. It is not only about coding: We also need … Continue reading

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GUADEC 2018 (It’s a Gitlab world)

GUADEC in Almería was a great opportunity to catch up with some technologies in the GNOME world, hang out with lovely folks again, and spend time at the beach. Wrote stock answers / canned replies for GNOME Gitlab (to be … Continue reading

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Statistics, Google Code-in, Gitlab, Bugzilla

Spending some good time to get Wikimedia’s code activity statistics (hosted by Bitergia) into better shape. Still some smaller bugs to iron out. Blogged in other places about Wikimedia’s successful participation in Google Code-in 2017. Impressive numbers and achievements. Posted … Continue reading

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2017: Music.

That annual list of awkward incomplete pop music preferences: Stuff I listened to a lot in the last 12 months. Which did not necessarily get released in 2017. But mostly, I think. And/or enjoyable gigs. Noga Erez‘ debut album and … Continue reading

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Handling all those mail notifications from the bug tracker

…and following stuff that interests you in an issue tracking system. I work as a bugmaster in a large project. That means I interact with many people on many topics and try to have a quite hollistic view of what’s … Continue reading

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Wikimedia in Google Code-in 2016

Google Code-in 2016 has come to an end. Wikimedia was one of the 17 organizations who took part to offer mentors and tasks to 14-17 year old students exploring free and open source software projects via small tasks. Congratulations to … Continue reading

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2016: Music.

That annual list of awkward incomplete pop music preferences: Stuff I listened to a lot in the last 12 months (and which did not necessarily get released in 2016). When it comes to concerts: Supersilent left me without words. In … Continue reading

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2016 snapshots.

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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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Restricting cookies vs. using Google Hangouts

No idea if this is useful to anyone but it was an interesting exercise. By default I have disabled storing cookies in my main web browser. I have a custom list of specific web sites that I allow to set … Continue reading

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