Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.
Congratulations 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.)