Submissions/Tool Labs users BoF

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Submission no.
Title of the submission
Tool Labs users BoF
Type of submission
birds of a feather discussion
Author of the submission
Bryan Davis
Language of presentation
E-mail address
BDavis (WMF)
Country of origin
United States
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedia Foundation
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
This BoF is targeted at developers of any experience level who use (or want to use) the Wikimedia Tool Labs environment to host software beneficial to the Wikimedia movement. Potential topics of discussion include:
  • Shared services missing from the Tool Labs environment
  • Promoting your tools to potential users
  • Best practices for solving common problems
  • Attracting co-maintainers
  • How to gracefully step away from a tool when you lose interest
  • Practical implications of the right to fork policy
  • Choosing a license
  • Discussion of how to act together as a community
What will attendees take away from this session?
  • Connections with each other and Wikimedia Cloud Services staff.
  • Ideas about how to move forward on blocking problems
  • Ideas about better long term communication channels
  • Ideas about how to run stronger software projects
  • Ideas about how to interact with on-wiki communities
Theme of presentation
Technology, Interface & Infrastructure
Length of session
50 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final? Final

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  1. — regards, Revi 17:18, 26 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]