Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

30 Nov 2013, 17:37 p.m.

Round Seven of OPW

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2013 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Outreach Program For Women Logo. CC-BY-SA - artists: Máirín Duffy, Liansu Yu, Hylke BonsCongratulations to all six of the Wikimedia's chosen participants in the current round of FOSS Outreach Program for Women internships. I'm especially glad I was able to help Maria Pacana and Be Birchall, my colleagues via Hacker School, learn more about the program and apply.

Many months ago, Wikimedian Liam Wyatt tweeted:

@hexmode @brainwane prob a dumb question, but do we have anything planned like @codeacademy to help folks learn mediawiki/php/wikimarkup?
The answer: now we do. One OPW intern will make a Codecademy course on the MediaWiki API. (Also, we now have The Wikipedia Adventure and the Visual Editor to help people start editing.)