Zulip enables organizers and mentors to provide support and guidance to participants in each phase of technical outreach programs.
Each year the Google Code-in contest brings students and mentors from around the world together to improve their technical skills and to make contributions to the Wikimedia movement.
For FOSDEM 2020, the Wikimedia Performance Team organized a Web Performance devroom. In this post, they share their experience.
Posts on social media can make an otherwise obscure Wikipedia article go viral. A new traffic report gives English Wikipedians new insight into which ones are being read and shared most on four major social media platforms.
LibUp writes a commit message by mostly analyzing the diff, fixes up some changes, and pushes the commit to Gerrit to pass through CI and be merged. If npm is aware of the CVE ID for the security update, that will be mentioned in the commit message. Each package upgrade is tagged, so if you want to e.g. look for all commits that bumped MediaWiki Codesniffer to v26, it’s a quick search away.
Maintaining and improving one of the largest websites in the world using Open Source software requires a continuous commitment. The site is always evolving, so for every new component we want (or need!) to deploy, we need to evaluate the Open Source solutions available.
One of the main aims of Wikidata is to represent knowledge in a way that is computable—that is, amenable to automatic processing. Wikipedia already contains a lot of information; much of it is reasonably easy for a human to understand—though some of the more esoteric bits are decidedly not—but it’s not at all readily crunchable by a computer.