Relations avec les développeurs

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The Developer Advocacy team (called Developer Relations until June 2018) supports developers using Wikimedia technology to spread and improve free knowledge.

Our primary focus is to help the developer community build and scale successful projects using Wikimedia technology. We encourage them to contribute to our free and open source projects as a way to achieve their own goals.

Vous pouvez lire notre Résumé hebdomadaire des relations entre développeurs. Vous pouvez nous retrouver sur le canal IRC #wikimedia-devrelconnecter.

Developer Advocacy is part of the Technical Engagement group at the Wikimedia Foundation.


About Developer Advocates

Areas of focus for Developer Advocates

Developer Advocates support and grow the existing MediaWiki and Wikimedia FLOSS developer communities by coordinating participation in Hackathons and outreach events like Google Summer of Code, Outreachy, and Google Code-in.

Developer Advocates are technical contributors with strong communications skills, who focus their efforts on creating tutorials, sample code, blog posts, conference presentations, and other outreach to make using their organization's software platform easier.

Developer Advocates also collect feedback from the developer communities they serve.

About Technical Writers

Areas of focus for Technical Writers:

As part of the developer advocacy team, the technical writer works with Wikimedia's technical teams, individual contributors, and technical collaborators in the Wikimedia movement and wider FLOSS community to foster a friendly and open community of technical communicators and documentatarians.

The technical writer has an in-depth understanding of technical documentation needs and requirements. They work with developers and community members to create clear, effective technical documentation for Wikimedia projects. They develop, maintain, and evolve standards for clear writing, and support individuals who want to become better writers.

The technical writer on the developer advocacy team is rarely engaged solely in writing technical documentation, though they may certainly design and write specific documents when called upon to do so. The technical writer thinks about technical documentation across Wikimedia projects holistically and recommends best practices and improvements. The technical writer works with Wikimedia staff and community collaborators to help individuals strengthen and their documenation writing skills.

The technical writer identifies and creats necessariy resources that make the task of documenting the technical aspects of projects easier for users at varying levels of technical or writing proficiency. The technical writer asks questions and listens to feedback in order to understand the most effective ways to communicate complex technical topics to a wide variety of audiences.

Some work that falls within the scope of a technical writer:

  • Audit and analyze existing documentation to maintain continuity of style and content and to identify reuse opportunities
  • Produce high-quality and easy-to-understand documentation for a variety of software engineering processes, API documentation, FAQs, user guides, standard operating procedures, etc
  • Work with Wikimedia technical teams to craft messaging (blogs, stories, announcements, etc), that are accessible for non-technical audiences
  • Together with the Communications and Design teams, author style-guides and standard templates for specific types of documentation and audiences
  • Create curriculum and expand the community of writers contributing to public documentation
  • Improve Toolforge onboarding and help documentation in partnership with Developer Advocacy and volunteers
  • Develop guidelines and templates for effective tutorials, FAQs, and other common technical documentation
  • Create and curate a documentation portal for Wikimedia technical products with an initial focus on software architecture and coding standards
  • Continuously gather user feedback and evaluate user experiences. Incorporate feedback to improve documentation
  • Facilitate an ongoing special interest group to surface needs and discuss priorities and improvements


Coordination of entry-level and mid-level documentation with a focus on documentation for volunteer contributors that encourages developers to use Wikimedia data and APIs. Coordination of volunteer documentation efforts.


Organization of online and face-to-face events (except for the Wikimedia Technical Conference or international Hackathons), and smaller events for hacking, training, and promote new technologies.


Outreach programs for new free and open source contributors. Bug management and facilitation of an OSS development backlog together with Community Tech and other teams and volunteers willing to contribute developer sources. Supervision of community health and metrics.


Vous pouvez suivre notre travail et rester au courant. Les contributeurs de toutes disciplines et de tous niveaux de compétence sont les bienvenus !

The planning process is based in Phabricator. The team breaks down their planning into several levels: A roadmap (per quarter plus a backlog, in a Phabricator team project), selected quarterly goals, and monthly sprints (in Phabricator sprint projects).

Every significant task that doesn't belong to a regular workflow needs to have its own Phabricator task associated to the team project.


The roadmap can be found at

The roadmap presents columns for every quarter. For status information and the exact month, click the column header to get to the workboard for each quarter. We keep a view of two or three future quarters.

The roadmap reflects

  • goals and other actions required to implement the strategy and the WMF annual plan
  • events and other predictable activities
  • other tasks in our backlog

New tasks are placed automatically in the backlog. Then we move them to the column of the quarter that seems more appropriate, usually once a month during a team meeting.

There is no common definition of a roadmap across the Wikimedia Foundation teams. The closest reference is Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan/2015-16.

Quarterly goals

We followed the process for defining quarterly goals used at mw:Wikimedia Technology/Goals, mw:Wikimedia Engineering/2016-17 Goals, mw:Wikimedia Engineering/2015-16 Goals.

Monthly sprints

Tasks targeted for the current quarter on the team workboard get added to monthly sprints (expressed via monthly columns on the workboard of quarterly projects) by task assignees / team members.

Before April 2016, the team used monthly Sprint projects in Phabricator. For older monthly sprint projects before the team name was changed in Sep2015, see Oct2014, Nov2014, Dec2014, Jan2015, Feb2015, Mar2015, Apr2015, May2015, Jun2015, Jul2015, Aug2015.

Revues trimestrielles

The Wikimedia Foundation performs Quarterly Reviews, later renamed to Quarterly Check Ins:

Flux d'activité

Voici les tâches régulières qui habituellement ne font pas partie de nos objectifs ou du backlog explicitement, mais qui prennent une partie non négligeable de notre temps et de notre attention.

Everywhere (within reason)

  • Help newcomers with technical questions, reporting their first bugs, or looking for first tasks to contribute.
  • Help keeping discussions friendly, intervening in specific situations if needed.


  • Vérifier les nouvelles tâches, les remettre en forme, et voir si un problème potentiel doit être remonté.
  • Trier les anciennes tâches pour mettre en avant des bogues ou les demandes d'évolution qui nécessitent plus d'attention, ou qui résolvent des comptes rendus obsolètes.
  • Controler la création et le renommage des nouveaux projets.
  • Aider aux opérations dans le processus volontaire NDA.
  • Aider à la livraison des versions en gérant les bogues dans Phabricator et les demandes d'évolution, et en faisant remonter les requêtes Wikimedia.

Pour une description plus détaillée des étapes, voir Bugwrangler.



  • Vérifier les anciennes relectures de code dans Gerrit avant de livrer les nouvelles mises à jour, d'ajouter de nouveaux relecteurs, ou de fermer la relecture.


Equipe de la Communauté des Ingénieurs

Avent septembre 2015, cette équipe s'appelait la Communauté des Ingénieurs. Voyez les raisons du changement et suivez notre précédente activité sur le lien modèle de l'Equipe de la Communauté des Ingénieurs du wiki MediaWiki.