Grants:TPS/Ilya/Wikimania/2015/Report

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Welcome back from Wikimania 2015!

Participant[edit]

Ilya

Ukrainian Wikipedia

Outcome[edit]

Option 1: Shared Experience: What is one way you shared something from your experience with your community (either locally or globally), after the event?
Add a link here to a blog post or newsletter you wrote about your participation afterwards, or to a meet-up you organized to share your experience with your local community.

Combined report from Ukrainian Wikimania participants (in Ukrainian, in progress)

Option 2: Learning Pattern: What is one useful learning pattern you can share with the Wikimedia movement?
Add a link to a learning pattern - either a new pattern you created with insights from your participation, or an existing pattern to which you added your endorsement and some significant new "considerations" or “examples” from your experience.
Option 3: New Creation: What was one useful outcome that was created at the event for the Wikimedia movement?
Add a link to something new that was created as a result of your participation in this event (for example, you might link to a new tool that you and your co-participants worked on at the Hackathon, or to pages created in a workshop you participated in).

I'm already heavily involved in many projects so making something new is difficult as the time and effort is already being spent on the ongoing projects. Also I already had a lot of ideas for future, but the communication helped me detailize them and better understand how different people may consider them.

Connections[edit]

I mostly talked to software developers or people interested in community influence on software development. Meeting in person, seeing a someone and asking a person in charge a question is important icebreaking thing even in some cases when there is no or little satisfaction with the answers, as No/Bad answer is also an answer to continue to move in the directions you want (when you actually have time, desire and effort to pursue your goals). To mention some little specific outcomes or findings:

  • I helped Algerian Wiki Loves Earth organizer on my WLX Jury tool usage.
  • There is a possibility that Austria's Wiki Loves Earth organizers published the source code of their Jury tool because I showed interest in it.
  • I've had bad experience with using bug tracking tools as a way to make things fixed before. I needed to post several messages to several developers to convince them that the bug actually existed, also it took them a lot of time to fix the bugs, and fixes where only partial. That turned me away from trying to contact the developers, but when I talked this out I no longer would hate to ask the developers about some issues :)
  • It seems the developers have funny attitude such as agreeing on the point that the code sucks, bugs exists, code is not covered with automated tests, there is no log analysis for errors and so on somehow excuses or justifies them for not fixing that, like yeah, there are bugs, but the code is a mess, you know :D

Anything else[edit]