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A better Toolforge, part 1: upgrading the Kubernetes cluster
This article focuses on how we made a better Toolforge by integrating a newer version of Kubernetes and, along with it, some more modern workflows.
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May 18, 2020
Arturo Borrero Gonzalez and Brooke Storm
What does it mean to “keep community in the loop” when building algorithms for Wikipedia?
We argue that if you follow three steps, you can “keep community in the loop” as you build algorithmic systems, making you more likely to avoid catastrophic and community-damaging consequences.
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May 14, 2020C. Estellle Smith
Measuring the performance of Wikipedia visitors’ devices
We have been collecting microbenchmark scores for over a year. This lets us see the long-term evolution of our audience as a whole. The information gives us an idea of how fast device/operating system/browser environments improve on their own.
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May 7, 2020Gilles Dubuc
Using Zulip, an Open Source tool, for engaging participants in Wikimedia’s technical outreach programs
Zulip enables organizers and mentors to provide support and guidance to participants in each phase of technical outreach programs.
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May 4, 2020
Srishti Sethi and Pavithra Eswaramoorthy
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