Community Tech
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The Community Tech is a Wikimedia Foundation team running the Community Wishlist Survey. It builds and improves curation and moderation tools for experienced users, supports bot operators, and more. The creation of the team is a direct outcome of requests from core contributors. The team works closely with editors, volunteer developers, and other Wikimedia teams.
For the latest news on our projects:
2021 Community Wishlist Survey
OCR improvements
Proposal and prioritization process
The main prioritization process for the Community Tech team is the cross-project Community Wishlist Survey. It's an annual project which invites contributors from all Wikimedia wikis to propose and support the changes that they would most like to see.
The team also takes on occasional projects to help smaller groups that may not have enough support in the Survey. For a more detailed breakdown of the team's current work, check our Kanban board in Phabricator.
The team mainly works on development tasks that can be iterated on quickly and that have a direct benefit for the most active contributors who participate in the curatorial and administrative layers of the Wikimedia projects, as well as contributors who work on technical features for the projects such as templates, modules, gadgets, user scripts, and bots.
Tasks that are in scope include (but are not limited to):
Tasks that are not in scope include:
The Community Tech team has a similar mandate to Wikimedia Deutschland's Community Tech team – Technischer Communitybedarf, or TCB – which provides technical assistance and software development for the German Wikimedia community. We will be collaborating with them on projects that overlap between our teams and assisting each other with technical assessment and code review. We will also be collaborating with other WMF development teams when high-priority community requests fall within their scope. In such cases, we will work with the leaders of the other teams to negotiate timelines, expectations, priorities, and ownership. We also spend a good deal of our time working with and supporting Wikimedia volunteer developers.
It's important to us...
We're a small team, and there's a lot to do! We want to be as helpful and effective as we can, so we can't take everything on. Saying no to requests that we can't help with is an important part of our job, because it frees up time and energy for the requests that we can help with.
But "no" is hard to hear sometimes, so here are some guidelines about working and communicating with the Community Tech team.
The Community Tech team is committed to upholding the civility standards set by the Terms of Use and will observe and maintain the friendly space expectations for Grants spaces in our interactions. We ask that all contributors to Community Tech spaces do the same.
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Last edited on 30 July 2021, at 09:04
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