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Quim Gil-2
How to grow our technical community? This is a main topic at the upcoming
Wikimedia Developer Summit (San Francisco, January 11-13, 2017).

There is a call for participation open until the end of this month (October
31). Your proposals for discussions related to this main topic are welcome!
There are some ideas about possible topics at

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Developer_Summit/2017/How_to_grow_our_technical_community

If you are interested in contributing to the discussions about How to grow
our technical community, please join us at the Summit (the deadline to
request travel sponsorship is next Monday, October 24).

PLEASE ENCOURAGE OTHER PEOPLE to submit a proposal and/or join the Summit.
This email will likely arrive to the core of the Wikimedia technical
community, but the chances to arrive to the periphery and beyond are a lot
smaller. We need your help! We want to discuss how to grow our technical
community including the perspectives of those who haven't joined us yet.

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Quim Gil
Engineering Community Manager @ Wikimedia Foundation
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Qgil
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Re: How to grow our technical community - Wikimedia Developer Summit

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Hi Wikitechans, Quim (and Lea and Lydia),

I'd be interested in possibly making a presentation or similar at the
Wikimedia Developer Summit 2017 on a long term approach to "How to grow our
Wikimedia technical community" via collaboration possibly with World
University and School, which donated itself to Wikidata last October 2015.

CC World University and School would like to offer a single course in
collaboration with organizations like Wikimedia, and explore guaranteeing a
part time job probably at the college intern (10 hours/week jobs for 20
year olds) level. (By way of comparison, Sebastian Thrun's Udacity offers a
money-back guarantee for some nano-degrees if they don't get a job in
collaboration with some business - which is quite unusual in the US).

In addition to this single WUaS "Technical - Data Analytics" course
(perhaps in the vein of Google's Summer of Code, learning programming while
working on a project) which could significantly help "[Wikitech-l] How to
grow our technical community - Wikimedia Developer Summit," since Wikimedia
could hire them, and also especially since WUaS would like to offer this
course in all countries' main languages (and possibly so that students can
circulate back into and through WUaS for free CC MIT OCW-centric Uni
degrees, for increasing their technical skills). WUaS would also like to
explore helping grow the Wikimedia Technical Community through the
following eventually:

- matriculated computer science, AI and other students at WUaS (in all
countries' languages +)

- WUaS graduates (Bach and Ph.D.) with degrees in CS, AI and related (in
all countries' languages+)

- online WUaS wiki students and teachers in all 7,943+ languages

What single course in, say, Wikimedia main programming languages, and
perhaps drawing on MIT OCW, would you think would be most relevant to
helping Wikimedia?

Just added this "(Organize a course, possibly CC MIT OCW-centric in 7
languages, which upon completion would lead to a Wikimedia technical job,
and potentially in collaboration with MIT OCW-centric & Yale OYC-centric CC
WUaS, planned in all countries' languages for free CC university degrees,
and where WUaS donated to Wikidata last October 2015)" to
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Developer_Summit/2017/How_to_grow_our_technical_community
.

This could be a way to help significantly grow the Wikitech/Wikimedia
technical communities.

Thoughts?

Best, Scott

On Oct 18, 2016 3:30 PM, "Quim Gil" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> How to grow our technical community? This is a main topic at the upcoming
> Wikimedia Developer Summit (San Francisco, January 11-13, 2017).
>
> There is a call for participation open until the end of this month (October
> 31). Your proposals for discussions related to this main topic are welcome!
> There are some ideas about possible topics at
>
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Developer_
> Summit/2017/How_to_grow_our_technical_community
>
> If you are interested in contributing to the discussions about How to grow
> our technical community, please join us at the Summit (the deadline to
> request travel sponsorship is next Monday, October 24).
>
> PLEASE ENCOURAGE OTHER PEOPLE to submit a proposal and/or join the Summit.
> This email will likely arrive to the core of the Wikimedia technical
> community, but the chances to arrive to the periphery and beyond are a lot
> smaller. We need your help! We want to discuss how to grow our technical
> community including the perspectives of those who haven't joined us yet.
>
> --
> Quim Gil
> Engineering Community Manager @ Wikimedia Foundation
> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Qgil
> _______________________________________________
> Wikitech-l mailing list
> [hidden email]
> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikitech-l
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