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@I JethroBT: hello!

What is the current status of the project? It seems that midpoint report is empty... rubin16 (talk) 11:31, 12 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

Hi Rubin16, I'll be posting it shortly. Our midpoint is due on 15 October, so we're just delivering the midpoint on its appropriate due date. :) I JethroBT (talk) 05:15, 15 October 2014 (UTC)Reply
@Rubin16:: Posted! I JethroBT (talk) 05:20, 15 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

Report accepted, with feedback[edit]

Hi I JethroBT and team,

Thanks for submitting this thoughtful and thorough midpoint report. Clearly the team has covered a lot of ground in recent months - congratulations on your progress so far. Because I had a chance to discuss this report with you on our call today, I'm not going to re-post everything here, but I'm capturing a few quick notes here along with the acceptance.

  • Understood that technical staffing is still an issue - I will keep working with you until we find the right people to help build this space :)
  • I appreciated the grantee reflections, it is good to know that you're learning from and enjoying this process overall.
  • As you rethink focusing your research energy on interviews vs surveys (and perhaps different strategies for gathering input from mentors vs learners), please do give some thought to prioritizing or removing any next steps that make less sense at this point, given all that the team is juggling. This is a big project, after all, and plenty to do to get this space up and running! It is good to hear that Gabriel is finding value in seeing the data he collects have impact on the experience of real users - I'd encourage you to use that idea that to guide your future forays into data collection, so that you're spending the team's limited time and energy in ways that are most likely to impact this experience. And I'm looking forward to seeing more key findings from the research that you're using to guide your decisions as time goes on.
  • Soni's new learning pattern is great, particularly considering the needs of a distributed team of collaborators like yours. Please do go ahead and add this report as a reference on that learning pattern, so that they are cross-linked.

Best wishes for the next few months as this project continues, Siko (WMF) (talk) 22:14, 15 October 2014 (UTC)Reply