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Help us build Toolhub

James Hare-5
Hello everyone, sorry for cross-posting.

What does your participation on the Wikimedia projects look like? Do you
edit articles? Upload files? Patrol vandalism? Translate articles?
Translate interface messages? Do you organize people, online or offline? Do
you train new editors, or new trainers? Do you write code?

There are many different ways to contribute to Wikimedia – more than you
would expect just from reading Wikipedia articles. With many kinds of
contributions there are many tools you can use, most of which have been
developed by our volunteer community. But do you know how to find these
tools?

Since January the Wikimedia Cloud Services team at the Wikimedia Foundation
has been meeting with contributors, organizers, and tool developers to
learn more about the role tools play in our communities' work. We have also
been researching existing methods for organizing lists of tools – at least
14 of them, including popular tool catalogs like Hay's Tool Directory.[0]
With this research, we hope to figure out how best to put the right tools
in front of the right people.

For this, we need your help. We have a page on Meta summarizing our current
work,[1] as well as a proposed data model for describing tools.[2] Consider
what work you currently do, whether you contribute content, code,
organizing support, what have you – and ask: if there was a tool you needed
to complete a certain task, would you know where to look? How would you
look for it? Please look over [1] and [2] and let us know what you think.
Feedback is welcome in any language. If you would like to get in touch
privately, you are also welcome to email me at [hidden email].


Best regards,
James Hare

[0] https://tools.wmflabs.org/hay/directory/
[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Toolhub
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Toolhub/Data_model

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Re: [Cloud] Help us build Toolhub

Petr Bena
Hello,

Interesting, but I think that more data should be collected about the
tools, especially the technologies and programming languages used, so
that another similar portal could be built with these data for
programmers / volunteers looking for a technical project to work on.

IDK what is current status of our own alternative for
https://whatcanidoformozilla.org/ but it would be really nice to have
some similar portal for new programmers that are simply looking for a
project to work on based on technology or programming language they
like. If this toolhub contained this information as well, we could
reuse the data for such portal as well.

On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 4:51 AM, James Hare <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hello everyone, sorry for cross-posting.
>
> What does your participation on the Wikimedia projects look like? Do you
> edit articles? Upload files? Patrol vandalism? Translate articles? Translate
> interface messages? Do you organize people, online or offline? Do you train
> new editors, or new trainers? Do you write code?
>
> There are many different ways to contribute to Wikimedia – more than you
> would expect just from reading Wikipedia articles. With many kinds of
> contributions there are many tools you can use, most of which have been
> developed by our volunteer community. But do you know how to find these
> tools?
>
> Since January the Wikimedia Cloud Services team at the Wikimedia Foundation
> has been meeting with contributors, organizers, and tool developers to learn
> more about the role tools play in our communities' work. We have also been
> researching existing methods for organizing lists of tools – at least 14 of
> them, including popular tool catalogs like Hay's Tool Directory.[0] With
> this research, we hope to figure out how best to put the right tools in
> front of the right people.
>
> For this, we need your help. We have a page on Meta summarizing our current
> work,[1] as well as a proposed data model for describing tools.[2] Consider
> what work you currently do, whether you contribute content, code, organizing
> support, what have you – and ask: if there was a tool you needed to complete
> a certain task, would you know where to look? How would you look for it?
> Please look over [1] and [2] and let us know what you think. Feedback is
> welcome in any language. If you would like to get in touch privately, you
> are also welcome to email me at [hidden email].
>
>
> Best regards,
> James Hare
>
> [0] https://tools.wmflabs.org/hay/directory/
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Toolhub
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Toolhub/Data_model
>
> ----
> James Hare
> Associate Product Manager
> Wikimedia Foundation
> https://wikimediafoundation.org
>
> _______________________________________________
> Wikimedia Cloud Services mailing list
> [hidden email] (formerly [hidden email])
> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/cloud

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