Technical Collaboration

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The Technical Collaboration team helps developers build features in collaboration with our communities. We support Foundation’s Product teams, volunteer developers, tech ambassadors, and other contributors who want to get involved in the planning, development, and deployment of Wikimedia software features. We act as liaisons between non-technical communities and developers, and we organize developer outreach programs and events, in order to create software tools and other products to be used by Wikimedia communities. We also supervise community health and metrics in Wikimedia technical spaces.

The basics[edit]

We are organized in two sub-teams based on primary audiences:

We also have an internal group handling conduct reports — see Community health.

We are part of the Community Engagement department.

See wmf:Staff and contractors#Technical Collaboration for a list of team members.


Technical Collaboration members specialize in different areas, although we strive for flexibility in our organization and redundancy of skills. For better team structure and accountability, each area has an owner. When possible, we also cover areas with a runner-up acting as backup for the owner, and fellows able to help if needed.

Technical Collaboration programs[edit]

Area Owner Runner-up Fellows
Community collaboration in product development

A Wikimedia Foundation FY2017-18 Annual Plan program

Erica Keegan Chris
► Product planning

Assuring that CLs are involved in roadmapping and early plans


Erica Nick
► Support requests

Processes for Audiences and Technology to request CL support

Erica Keegan Sherry
► Technical Collaboration Guidance

Maintenance and evolution of the TCG

Erica Keegan Nick


► HowTo's

Documentation of community engagement tasks related to the TCG

Erica Keegan Benoît


► Tech Ambassadors

Recruitment of and support to volunteers connecting product teams with communities

Erica Benoît Nick


► Translators

Recruitment of and support to volunteers translating product related content

Johan Benoît Erica
Area Owner Runner-up Fellows
Onboarding new developers

A Wikimedia Foundation FY2017-18 Annual Plan program

Srishti Andre Rachel
► Mentors

Recruitment of and support to developers willing to mentor new developers

Srishti Andre Rachel
► Featured projects

Selection of and support to software projects welcoming new developers

Andre Srishti Rachel
► Events

Organization of developer events together with local hosts

Rachel Srishti Nick


► Outreach programs & partnerships

Wikimedia's participation in developer outreach programs and partnerships

Srishti Andre Nick
► Research (qualitative)

How can Wikimedia increase the quantity and diversity of volunteer developers

Srishti Andre Rachel
► Reports (quantitative)

Production of metrics and quarterly reports about new developers

Andre Quim Srishti

Maintenance of pages related to onboarding new developers

Srishti Andre Nick

Support to other Foundation teams and programs[edit]

Area Owner Runner-up Fellows
Structured Data on Commons Keegan
Audiences Quim Erica Keegan
► Community Tech Keegan Johan Nick
▸▸ Community Wishlist Johan Keegan Nick


► Contributors Sherry Benoît Erica
▸▸ Increase device support for editing Sherry Benoît
▸▸ New editor success Benoît Nick
▸▸ Increase current editor retention and engagement Benoît Nick
► Readers Chris Erica
▸▸ Better Encyclopedia Chris Nick Erica
▸▸ Make knowledge more easily discoverable Chris Benoît Nick
Technology Quim Johan Nick
▸▸ Technical community building Andre Nick
► Analytics Johan
► MediaWiki Platform Johan Andre Nick


► Research Johan Erica
► Security Nick Johan
► Services Chris
► Technical Operations Sherry Johan Nick
► Cloud Services Nick
▸▸ Public cloud services & support Nick


See also[edit]