Small wiki toolkits
This page is a collection of toolkits intended to help potential technical trainers teach, and contributors learn a variety of skills (e.g., developing gadgets, running bots, training trainers, etc.) needed to support, maintain, and grow small wikis.
This project kicked off as a focus area at Wikimania Hackathon 2019 in Stockholm.
List of toolkits
You can browse through all the toolkits in the Category:Small wiki toolkits on Wikimedia Commons.
- Developing community norms for critical bots and tools - Bryan Davis (slides, video)
- Introduction to Lua for beginners - Doug Taylor, Mike Peel and Nicolas Vigneron (video Wikimedia Commons, video YouTube)
- An introduction to Phabricator where the developers are - Andre Klapper (slides)
- Extension Translate: How to use it? - Benoît Evellin (slides, source)
- Introduction to Wikimedia Cloud Services - Andrew Bogott, Arturo Borrero, Bryan Davis (slides)
- Wikimedia APIs - Srishti Sethi (slides, source)
- User scripts and Gadgets workshop - Srishti Sethi (slides, source)
If you have an idea for building local technical capacity or you have developed a toolkit on a technical topic relevant for small wikis, please get in touch.
Here are some guidelines that you could consider for developing, documenting, and promoting a toolkit:
- Use the toolkit template if you don't already have one. The template is also available in ODP / Open Documentation Presentation format here.
- Include trainer notes on the slides where applicable so that both potential trainers or learners can benefit from it. See for reference user scripts and gadgets toolkit source and its PDF version with detailed notes.
- Upload your toolkit with detailed notes on Wikimedia Commons & add the Small wiki toolkits category. In the File Description, add a link to the PDF source if you are willing to let a potential trainer make a copy and modifications to the source. See for reference, the description section of these slides on Wikimedia Commons.
- WikiArabia 2019 (October 4-6, Marrakesh, Morocco)
- WikiConference North America 2019 (November 8-11, Cambridge, Massachusetts)
- Understanding the technical challenges of small wikis in North America (proposal submitted)